>> Sunday, June 22, 2014
Let’s start with the reading update.
I finished Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I liked it a lot but not as much as I loved Eleanor & Park. I’m on the library waiting list for Attachments and I’m looking forward to reading that one soon. I've heard mixed reviews about her newest one (Landline). Have you read that one? Should I read it or skip it?
I still have both The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies by Lawrence Goldstone in a state of started but untouched for the past week. Maybe I’ll get to more of both of those this week.
I’m currently wrapped up in The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport. As I've said before, I’m a sucker for all things Romanov and I plan to spend any reading time I can get today with this one. It’s focus is on Nicholas and Alexandra’s four daughters.
On audio I finished Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson (narrated by George Guidall). I would have just moved on to the next one in the series but I didn't have it on my ipod yet when I finished Junkyard Dogs so I decided for a change of pace instead. I started Redshirts by John Scalzi. It’s about the red-shirted ensigns (of Star Trek fame) who seemed to die at a much higher rate than the series regulars. It’s a bit of slightly comic science fiction and the choice of Wil Wheaton to narrate it is excellent. I initially had a bit of trouble with listening to it due to the way the dialog is written but that is becoming less irritating as I continue with it. I'm enjoying the story so far.
As I mentioned last week we ran away to Lake Tahoe for the weekend. It was wonderful. It was so peaceful and beautiful and relaxing that it felt like much more than two days worth of getaway.
Waking up to this in the morning was pretty spectacular.
I loved having my morning coffee on the dock watching the lake, the ducks and seagulls, the paddle boarders, and the parasailers.
Sunset and a steak dinner on the grill on Saturday.
Then on Sunday a gondola ride up the mountain for a spectacular view.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!