>> Sunday, June 2, 2013
Since my last update:
It’s been a good reading week. Lots of reading. Not much finishing but I’ve got several books I’m in the middle of and they’re all good.
I did finish Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. While I didn’t love it as much as some of the folks I know I thought it was good. This is big because I really didn’t like Atkinson’s first two books at all so I’ve kind of avoided her after those. The overwhelming praise for Life After Life got me to try it again and it was good. It took me a couple of days of pondering after I finished it to decide whether I liked the end or not but I eventually decided it was appropriate. Now maybe I’ll give Atkinson another shot and finally pick up Case Histories at some point.
I started Stephen King’s Under the Dome for the readalong hosted by Natalie at Coffee and a Book Chick
It’s been a while since I read anything by Stephen King but it’s nice to see some familiar places mentioned early on. I’m really enjoying this one so far.
I also started By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder for the Little House Readalong. This is my treadmill book so the rainy weather earlier this week meant more treadmill time for me. This is actually the May book for the Readalong so I’m still behind schedule but having a mix of enjoying revisiting the books and responding to them with a bit of snarkiness.
Yesterday I started Breakfast at Tiffay’s by Truman Capote. I have never read this and I have also never seen the movie. The only thing I know about it is the movie photos of Audrey Hepburn. I put it on my TBR list because when I read Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth back in January it was a book club selection of the characters in that book.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is short (a novella really) and the edition I have also includes three of Capote’s short stories. The only thing of his I’ve read before is In Cold Blood way back when (I think I was in High School) so it’s fun to read more of his work.
As for Graphic Novels I finished the fourth book in the Fables series by Bill Willingham, The March of the Wooden Soldiers. This was a good one. I can’t wait for The Hubster to read it so we can talk about it.
My next Graphic Novel will be The Unwritten Vol. 7, The Wound. This is the newest release in this series. I need to get it read because it’s due back at the library and there are other people on the hold list so I can’t renew it.
On audio I’m listening to the third book in the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson. It’s Kindness Goes Unpunished and it’s read by George Guidall. This one takes Walt out of his normal element to Philadelphia. I’m enjoying it so far.
Other than books and reading:
|a rare photo of us|
They had the roof closed for the game but it’s not really an indoor ballpark – it’s more of a giant carport with a retractable roof.
The weather was kind of icky most of the week but it got nice again just in time for the weekend. I had a wonderful long walk yesterday morning. Today will be another mellow one with only a couple of things on the must be done today list.
Browsing the phone photos from this week:
Here are a few from the walk I took yesterday. We're lucky to have nice walking paths and parks that the local Parks and Rec district maintains in the Powerline right of ways that go through the area. It makes for great parks and nice options for walking routes.
The geese and their youngsters were hanging out by the lake.
This one seems to prefer the company of ducks.
Others were out for swimming lessons.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!