>> Sunday, July 1, 2012
Since my last update:
I finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I love the way she can get me to enjoy a book even though I don’t like the characters. I think in her books it’s not that I want to connect with any of the characters, it’s more a desire to puzzle them out and figure out why they do the crazy things they do.
I also finished Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber. It would be hard to find a book more different from Gone Girl than a Debbie Macomber book. Maybe that’s why it was good to bounce back and forth between those two at the same time.
I’m now reading Gold by Chris Cleave. I enjoyed his Little Bee quite a bit and while this one is quite different there are some stylistic similarities. The story takes place within the world of world class competitive bike racing (as in the sprints and pursuits in a velodrome not in the Tour de France style) and I’m finding that quite interesting.
I’m also reading The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt. Last year 1222, the 8th book in her Hanne Wilhelmsen series about an Norwegian detective was released in the US. I liked it a lot. Now the first book in that series is out and it’s just as good. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series becoming available here.
I’m continuing to swap books every 50 pages or nearest chapter break. I tried that over vacation and so far it seems to be a good method for me. It suits the times I have a short attention span and I’m liking the variety in my reading.
As for my audiobook, I’m back to listening to The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall and enjoying listening to Lisette Lecat.
Other than books and reading:
Why does the first week back at work after vacation seem to be at least eight work days long? I was so glad to make it to Friday this week.
Yesterday we went to the North American Organic Brewers Festival.
- Acai Berry Wheat by Eel River Brewing
- Honey Basil Ale by Bison Brewing
- Alphabetically Above Average Amber Ale by Natian Brewery
Howie and Abby didn’t go to the beer festival but they’re getting along well these days.
Hope you’re having a great weekend.