Thank you to all who commented on my last post. A Lamentation of Swans is gone, for now, but definitely not forgotten. Letting it rest for a while will do me a world of good.
Almost done with the Silk River review. The manuscript is 244 pages long, and needs lots of work. I’m glad the weekend is just about here. This’ll be the first free Saturday I’ve had all month. Next Saturday a friend is visiting, and then April will be here! Last night I read three more chapters of the Napoleon bio. I have not had the time to make progress with this book. Perhaps my objective of reading one non-fiction book a quarter is a tad ambitious. I’m enjoying the bio, and there’s a fine picture of a twenty-seven year-old Napoleon, lean features, shadowed eyes, stern mouth. He’s made brigadier general, and is in love with the beautiful Desiree Clary, his sister-in-law. He’s not yet met Josephine Beauharnais. That’s next, in Chapter 12.