>> Sunday, April 22, 2012
Since my last update:
I finished The Silent Hour by Michael Koryta. It’s the last (at least at this point) of his Lincoln Perry series. I’ll miss Lincoln but now I can catch up on Koryta’s standalone thrillers. I followed that up with a short book I had to read for a work project just to get that one done and our of the way.
I’ve started The Golden Spiders by Rex Stout. I’ve never read any of his Nero Wolfe series and this one lands somewhere in the middle of that long series. The reason I picked it up was that I needed a book with a ‘creepy-crawly’ in the title for the What’s in a Name 5 Challenge hosted by Beth Fish Reads. She always manages to come up with one category that ends up being extra tough for me and this year it’s the creepy-crawly one. I ended up wandering the library shelves and The Golden Spiders caught my eye. I’ve never read any of the Nero Wolfe books nor watched any of the various television series but I’ve been aware of the Nero Wolfe for what seems like forever. I usually stick with reading series in order but from what I’ve found about this series it truly doesn’t matter.
I have to say that at the halfway point I’m enjoying this quite a bit. I have a feeling I’m going to be reading more of Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin.
As for audio, I’m still listening to My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley. I didn’t spend much time in the car this week so even though it’s short, I haven’t finished. I’ll be honest that I’m enjoying the narrator much more than the book itself. If it wasn’t Ralph Cosham reading, I probably wouldn’t’ finish it. There are the occasional gems in this memoir and they’re beautifully read by Cosham but for me they’re few and far between and the rest of the book is just not my cup of tea. I’m actually looking forward to finishing it and moving on.
I have no gratuitous cat photo this week but I did see this at Powell's the other day - it both amused and frightened me but I definitely did NOT buy it. I was afraid to even look through it.
Other than books and reading:
It’s been a pretty quiet week but I’ve been busy with both work and things that needed to get done at home. The weather turned nice for the weekend and it’s about time. The last time we had temps above 70 was in October. Nice to see sunshine and have it warm enough to read on the patio or porch.
It did get nice last weekend but not as warm. Nevertheless it was nice to see flowers blooming in the sunshine.
I’m still having a blast with the April Photo a Day Challenge. You can check those out over at Whimpulsiveness
Hope you’re having a great weekend.