>> Saturday, March 19, 2011
Between the time change and still working my way through the to do list that seems to have exploded while I was on vacation I feel like I’ve spent the week being sleepy when I should be awake and awake when I should be sleeping and chipping away at the list of things I need to catch up on whenever I had two minutes. Somehow I’ve managed to carve out some reading time but not as much as I’d like (as usual). I did finish Lazybones by Mark Billingham and I’m just loving this series. It’s kind of dark and disturbing but so good. I started James Thompson’s second mystery featuring Finnish detective Kari Vaara. It’s called Lucifer’s Tears and it’s wonderful, but read Snow Angels first because it’s outcome is discussed openly in the second book.
I took a road trip last Sunday to meet some dear friends for lunch and an afternoon of chatting so I got some good audiobook time while driving. I finished listening to The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters and started A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny. Both of those series are so well done on audio and among my favorites.
Other than books and reading:
No I have not finished editing vacation photos. I’m working on it and I’m very very happy with how many of them have turned out, but I don’t have a web album put together yet.
I finally got all my files and stuff moved to my new laptop and I’m gradually getting used to Windows 7 but that whole new computer thing has contributed to the feeling of being behind the imaginary schedule I had in my head of when all this stuff was going to be done.
Check out my photo of a rainbow from my office. Even with an iphone photo through a dirty window it's pretty cool. It was a nice St. Patrick's day surprise.
Added to my TBR List (To Be Read) this week:
I picked up the audio version of Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation from the library for The Hubster and I to listen to on our next trip to Southern Oregon. Swapna at S.Krishna’s Books recommended it and it certainly sounds like something we’d like. I normally don’t do abridged audios but based on her review I’m going with it.
Purchased this week:
The Dark Rose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.
I enjoyed the first in this series enough to pick up the second. What can I say? I’m a sucker with a book with a big ol’ family tree diagram at the beginning.
And as usual, the current library stack