Moby Dick – still slogging through. I do like it but the style gets tedious for me after a while. Fortunately the chapters are short, so I feel like I’m making lots of progress every time I sit down to read it.
Caves of Steel by Asimov. Quite a good sci-fi detective novel. It’s a stand alone book within the I,Robot series. I read that this book was written because someone told Asimov that Sci-Fi and Dectective genres could not go together. He took the challenge and this is the result. I’m actually listening to this one and I’m almost done. It’s quite good. One thing that stands out is that it was written in the 50’s. It’s kind of funny to think of women in the distant future putting on their hats to go out and grabbing their hankies when they cry. Also, there’s very little to no cursing. Quite enjoyable.
Longmire – Very enjoyable new summer series on A&E based on a book series. The setting is Wyoming and Sheriff Longmire is a cop with a heart. We’ve enjoyed almost all of these. All the main characters are well done and the backdrop is gorgeous.
New Tricks – A fun light British mystery series. Scotland Yard has brought 3 cops out of retirement to help with a new division for cold-case files. Each of them has some ghosts from the past and brings to the table their own quirkiness. Headed up by CID Sandra Pullman who is no-nonsense cop herself. She tries to keep them in line and out of trouble. We started out watching these on Netflix last year but have discovered that our local PBS station runs them on Saturday afternoons too.
After a very long hiatus with a towel project sitting on my loom for nearly 6 weeks my husband and son brought my loom upstairs. I’m now shuttling away as time permits during the day. It’s really nice to have my loom upstairs even if it doesn’t quite fit properly. We’ll make it work though.
No surprise that I’ve been on a bit of a blogging slump lately. What to do when you have nothing to say? Just keep quiet I think. I’m not sure what the future will hold. I don’t want to shut the old girl down, but I also don’t want to feel pressurized to say something when I’m not particularly inspired. Perhaps this fall will bring a new enthusiasm.