- Bill Selnes
- Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
- I am a lawyer in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada who enjoys reading, especially mysteries. Since 2000 I have been writing personal book reviews. This blog includes my reviews, information on and interviews with authors and descriptions of mystery bookstores I have visited. I strive to review all Saskatchewan mysteries. Other Canadian mysteries are listed under the Rest of Canada. As a lawyer I am always interested in legal mysteries. I have a separate page for legal mysteries. Occasionally my reviews of legal mysteries comment on the legal reality of the mystery. You can follow the progression of my favourite authors with up to 15 reviews. Each year I select my favourites in "Bill's Best of ----". As well as current reviews I am posting reviews from 2000 to 2011. Below my most recent couple of posts are the posts of Saskatchewan mysteries I have reviewed alphabetically by author. If you only want a sentence or two description of the book and my recommendation when deciding whether to read the book look at the bold portion of the review. If you would like to email me the link to my email is on the profile page.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Merry Christmas from Kelowna!
We are sharing a house in central Kelowna and have been enjoying our time being hosted by Helen and her family.
The Summerhill Winery is an excellent place for supper and free wine tasting. The Spadefoot Toad Syrah went very well with prime rib and steak. It is one of the most unique wine names we have ever encountered.
A walk from the downtown park by the water led us to Bread & Co. where we enjoyed cheese and broccoli soup with fresh bread.
The winter farmers' market provided the Christmas turkey, Italian sausage, soups, apple juice with market spices, smoked gouda, cards and two bracelets for little girls. Hannah, at 2, found Farmer Bob intimidating rather than entertaining. She is still asking about the Farmer three days later.
The playground in the Mission Creek park provided a morning of running around and swinging for the girls.
I enjoyed a visit to Mosaic Books downtown. It was nice to see a bookstore filled with shoppers. Among its attractions are a section on Canadian fiction and an excellent bargain area where I got the first two books in the Chinese series of Peter May.
I will be going to Indigo after Christmas to use a gift card. I am waiting to see what books I get from Santa.
This afternoon several of us went to Mass at Immaculate Conception.
For Christmas Eve supper we are taking up a Murphy tradition of having Chinese food. We had a good selection from Mekong. They were so busy this evening.
At the top of the post is a photo of me reading Twas the Night Before Christmas to Annalynn, Hannah and Annabelle. Hannah wanted me to read it twice to her.
Merry Christmas to all!