Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Reading

For Throwback Thursday, here is a photo of me in my room from Summer 1980. You can see my Nancy Drew books displayed on the shelves behind me

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh (library) enjoyed....reminded me of Winter's Bone a bit. Dreary and depressing.
Field of Prey by John Sandford (library) so easy to read and always entertaining.
Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain essays on food and the business of food If you are a fan of Bourdain and his TV shows you'll enjoy it
The Burglar who counted the Spoons by Lawrence Block (library) fun from Laurence Block the interesting thing about this one is that it is SELF PUBLISHED !! and this from an established and popular author. Very interesting!   Here is an article that sheds more light The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons
Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway by Wendelin Van Draanen (audiobook) I had to find books that Ryan would want to listen to on our road trip to Montana :-) we both love Sammy Keyes
Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halperin (audiobook) listened to on our roadtrip to Montana, very funny
Duchess of Death: The Unauthorized Biography of Agatha Christie by Richard Hack (audiobook) On the way back from Montana, we enjoyed this ....well, I enjoyed it.
Written in my Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon (library)  the latest in the Outlander series.  814 pages :-)
Killing Floor by Lee Child (audiobook) listened to on the way to drop Ryan off at the trailhead for his BCRT trip for the WTA (Washington Trails Association...see below)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie had to read again after hearing her biography
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's favorite planet by  Neil DeGrassse Tyson (library) Ryan read it and recommended it to me. Very enjoyable and interesting
The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black (library) a Philip Marlowe mystery. Fans of Raymond Chandler NEED to read this one. Very good
Mystery of the Tolling Bell by Ellen Jane Macleod Children's mystery with a Christian bent
Mystery of the Tolling Bell by Carolyn Keene I am comparing and contrasting with the previous book for a possible article to write for the Nancy Drew fanzine
Death Trap by John D MacDonald a nice thriller, I enjoy reading these when I have time to read at work on the redeye flights. 
Elegy for April by Benjamin Black (library) I enjoyed Black-Eyed Blonde so much, I decided to read more by this author. 

16 books read this can tell the months when I have a social life....I don't get as much reading done ! LOL

Starting tomorrow, I'll be doing lots of hiking to help support Washington Trails during the whole month of August.  I am kinda bummed cause in 2007 I already had raised $750 by August 1st, 2009 I had $700 already pledged and even last year, 2013 we already had $750 raised and this year I only have $250 guys have me worried!!  I hope you can help me out by donating a dollar or two to the cause!  I now things are tight, so if in years past you donated $50, perhaps this year you could do $10. If last year you donated $10, this year $5 will do the trick ...just follow this link and help me help Washington State Trails.  If you don't like sending money over the internet, you can always send me a check (made out to Washington Trails Association -WTA) or cash to Amanda Arkebauer  PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA  98116  and for those folks curious about what a BCRT trip is a link to a trip Ryan did in 2012.

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