>> Saturday, April 28, 2012
Since my last update:
I finished The Golden Spiders by Rex Stout. This was my first encounter with Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin and it definitely won’t be my last. That’s what I love about the What’s in a Name Challenge. I can end up finding a gem of a book or series I might not have tried otherwise.
I read For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen this week. It’s part of the Molly Murphy series about an Irish immigrant who is trying to make it as a private investigator in turn of the century New York. It’s a fun series and interesting settings. I finished that one last night and haven’t decided what to read next. I’ve got several that are calling to me and will have to make a choice at some point this afternoon.
On audio I finished listening to My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley this one was tough for me. It’s one of my favorite narrators (Ralph Cosham) but the book itself wasn’t my cup of tea.
My new audiobook is The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters. I was already in the historical mystery mood from reading the Molly Murphy book and I love Amelia Peabody so this one pushed itself to the top of my playlist. Barbara Rosenblat reads this one and while I adore her this particular audio production seems to have some oddly long pauses and her taking an audible deep breath before diving into a paragraph. It’s slightly distracting but not enough to keep me from enjoying the book and the rest of the audio.
Other than books and reading:
Last weekend was a little taste of summer and it was absolutely wonderful. I was able to spend some quality time reading on the porch and patio. We’re back to cooler weather and showers but it was a nice respite.
I started a new knitting class this week. I’ll be making my first ever garment for myself. It’s a simple t-shirt style sweater and I’m so happy with the way this Tahki Cotton Classic yarn is knitting up. This is my gauge swatch.
Looking through my photos from this week . . .
This orange cone has been sitting next to this fire hydrant by my office building for at least three weeks.
I think it was left by the window washers. I’m kind of surprised it’s still there.
Anyway one day this week I turned the corner to the office and discovered that someone had done this.
Hope you’re having a great weekend.