>> Sunday, March 18, 2012
Since my last update:
I finished and loved Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear. My post about that one will be up next week since it’s part of a tour.
I’ve been on a streak of books that have been really good but all rather sedately paced. I wanted a change and I still had bits of Elegy for Eddie hanging around in my head. When I get in that kind of mood it’s time for a James Patterson book. I wanted something fast paced and more along the lines of ‘mental popcorn’ (a fabulous term I picked up from the Books on a Nightstand Goodreads group). I read Judge and Jury and it was exactly what I needed. When I finished that I started The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn. Wow – that one grabbed my attention in the first few pages. I didn’t have much reading time yesterday so today’s plan definitely includes time with this book.
I’m nearly done with listening to Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. I’ve liked this book but I think it’s going to be one of those that as soon as I finish I’ll flip back to the first cd and listen to the beginning again with full knowledge of what happened in the rest of the book.
I need to decide what’s up next for audiobook. I think it’s probably going to be Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt. I enjoyed listening to Grover Gardner’s narration of New Tricks and I want to catch up with this series. An added bonus is that they’re quick and fun.
Other than books and reading:
It’s always fun to go through my iphone photos from the week when I sit down to write these updates.
As expected there are many of Abby. She’s settling in just fine and she and Howie are getting along OK. They’re not really playing together yet but the nightly treat time has become a two cat race for the treats tossed on the kitchen floor. I need to try to get some video of that insanity.
She’s not supposed to be on this chair but she seems to think it’s an excellent place to watch the bird feeder outside that window.
I’m ready for spring but the weather is just not cooperating. Winter seems to want to make an impression in the Pacific Northwest this year and is not letting go. This nonsense can stop any time.
Last weekend my brother came over for dinner and brought something for us to try. Amarula is a South African Cream liqueur that I’ve never had before. I would describe it as tasting like melted Häagen-Dazs Coffee ice cream. We had it over ice and it was quite tasty.
Hope you’re having a great weekend.