>> Sunday, May 13, 2012
Since my last update:
I finished reading The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel. I liked some elements of it but there were others that didn’t quite work for me. I knew it was going to be a busy week so I needed a brain vacation book and started Beach Road by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge. I haven’t had much time to read but it’s a typical Patterson book and suits my reading mood. I may take a break from it and read The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff. I bought it a couple of weeks ago and it’s been staring pointedly at me from my desk ever since. I think it’s going to insist I take it out to the patio for afternoon reading today.
On audio I’m still listening to The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters. What I like about this one is that the children and their relationships are taking more of a role in the ongoing story in the series.
Other than books and reading:
I spent last weekend in Long Beach Washington with a few friends. It was an absolutely fabulous getaway weekend for all of us.
My knitting project is beginning to look like a sweater.
I got to the point of dividing for the sleeves and now I just have to see how much of the body I can manage to get done before Thursday’s class.
Cirgue du Soleil is in town again. We try to go to any of the Grand Chapiteau shows that come through Portland.
If you ever have the chance to see one of their shows in person I highly recommend it. It’s just an amazing experience.
Summer is here for a few days so we’re going to enjoy it while we can. I predict reading and or knitting on the patio for me this afternoon.
OK - one gratuitous Abby photo before I go.
Hope you’re having a great weekend.