>> Sunday, July 28, 2013
Since my last update:
I read Death of the Demon by Anne Holt. This is the third book in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series which features a female detective in Oslo. I liked this entry in the series a lot.
I also finished the graphic novel Stumptown by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth. I enjoyed the detective story set in a slightly fictionalized Portland. I also really enjoyed the series of essays included in each issue in the compilation that Rucka wrote about the Private Investigator genre.
Continuing with Graphic novels I’m about halfway through The Drops of God, volume 2. It took me a bit to get back into the right to left reading format because it’s a Japanse Manga series. After a few pages it gets easier This series is about wine tasting and pairing wine with food. It’s a fun story about a competition between young rivals but it’s also quite informative about wine.
As for audio I’m still listening to Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson and narrated by George Guidall. It’s the fourth book in the Walt Longmire series. This one includes flashbacks to Walt’s time in Vietnam interspersed with a current story.
We were on vacation this week so for our road trip audiobook The Hubster and I have been listening to The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri (narrated by Grover Gardner). This is the second in the Inspector Montalbano series. He’s a detective in Sicily. It’s a fun series with an interesting main character and setting. Plus Grover Gardner narrates it wonderfully.
Other than books and reading:
We’ve been on vacation at the Oregon coast this past week. I always end up reading less than I expect when we’re there because I get so entranced just watching the waves on the rocks in the ‘back yard’ of the house we rent. (it's 25 seconds but watch it all - there's a good one at the end)
We did get out for a hike
|They should really film an episode of Grimm here|
Got some photos of my favorite view of the Heceta Head lighthouse
And spent a week watching baby seagulls grow up and begin to learn to fend for themselves.
|Thing 1, Wilbur and Thing 2|