>> Saturday, June 29, 2013
Since my last update:
I finished reading Loyalty by Ingrid Thoft. This was an impressive debut (review coming next week) and I enjoyed it a lot. It’s about a Boston private investigator who does most of her work for her family’s law firm and it was both suspenseful and a lot of fun.
Since finishing Loyalty I’ve been focusing my reading on catching up with where I need to be in Under the Dome by Stephen King for the readalong. I’m recording the TV series. I know the TV show is not the same as the book. In fact there’s a great letter on Stephen King’s website that clearly shows his support for a TV show that took the ideas of his book and made a different version of it for a different media. This actually makes me look forward to watching the show after I finish the book.
As for graphic novels, I read the second volume of Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (who also worked on the Under the Dome TV series). I totally loved the first volume of Saga and the second doesn’t disappoint one bit. I’m going to try to get The Hubster to read this series. He’s been enjoying reading the Fables series along with me so I think he’ll like this graphic series too.
On audio I finished listening to Death of a Cad by M.C. Beaton. It’s the second in the Constable Hamish Macbeth series. It takes place in the Scottish Highlands. It was fun and I liked the second book quite a bit.
My new audiobook is Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell. It’s narrated by Xe Sands. This is the first in a cozy/paranormal mystery series in which the main character is a witch who runs a vintage clothing shop in San Francisco.
Other than books and reading:
After some cool and wet weather we’ve got summer with a vengeance for the next several days.
Today we’re headed to North Portland for the North American Organic Brewers Festival.
We first went to this brew festival a couple of years ago. We liked it so much we went back last year with some friends. We’ve been looking forward to this year’s event ever since.
It’s going to be warm there today but it’ll be fun.
Browsing my phone photos from this week:
I just love this picture I got of Abby this week. It still makes me laugh every time I look at it.
This bird sat on the gutter the whole time I was on the treadmill one afternoon. It drove Abby nuts. I laughed.
Finally, a couple from one of my walks this week.