Continuing with authors you will find familiar (yes, I'm assuming an intimate acquaintance with posts on this blog :)), next on the list of yom tov reading was Gail Carriger's Changeless, sequel to Soulless (see here). If you recall (and I know you do :)), I read Soulless mainly (solely) for the romance. So that romance was satisfactory enough, but since the book ended in marriage, I wasn't actually expecting much of a romance for the sequel. So why would I bother reading it? Well the simplest answer is that when I like a book, I don't want to leave the characters. If more's going to happen, why wouldn't I want to know it? And even though the vampire/werewolf menage holds little interest to me, I'm a sucker for Victorian England and the nobility thereof :) The last book was light and funny, I enjoyed it despite all the supernatural stuff, so I expected to get through this one easily as well.
So I'd say I enjoyed it even more than I expected. But that was because I wasn't expecting any romance in the first place. And in the end, (not going to spoil here :)) there's a new development that brings up the possibility of some nice angst in Book III. But don't get too excited... Book 3 (Blameless) has actually already come out and according to the review I read on Amazon... we may have wait till 4 before the series gets back in form. Oh well, one good 'un will have to be enough to tide me over for now :)
Food: Unexpectedly delightful in a bit of different way... fresh teriyaki salmon - you never till you taste, but sometimes it's just really good... of course, it's still fish, not ice cream :)