Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Book List February 2023

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell  By the author of Eleanor and Park, I really enjoyed this one it was a fun kind of Rom-Com/Chick flick type of story. Lincoln is the web security guy at a Newspaper and he has to read flagged emails to make sure they don't contain porn or whatever. So he starts reading the correspondence  between two girls in the office and he gets a crush on one of them just from reading  her emails. When he finally meets her, will he admit that he knows all about her from reading her emails?  
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz I really enjoyed the first one I read which was actually the third book in this series, so now I have read the first book in the series. Hmmm, If I started with this one, I might not have gone on to the others. I definitely liked A Line to Kill better. 
A Grave Denied by Dana Stabenow A Kate Shugak Mystery. I enjoy the ones that take place during spring time "Break Up" is my all time favorite of hers. It seems crazy things happen in Alaska in the spring. 
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Call it Harry Potter with more romance??!! I really enjoyed "Attachments", but this one I had trouble getting into, but I will try more from her. 
Bird Box by Josh Malerman So this is horror and I don't usually read or watch it. gonna have nightmares for sure now and of course the book is better than the Netflix movie
Miss Marple's Final Cases by Agatha Christie a collection of short stories featuring Miss Marple, as I thought, these were all in other compilations that I read in 2022. 
Landline by Rainbow Rowell  trying another from Rowell and I like this one better than “Carry On” A woman spends Christmas at work instead of with her husband and kids. She stumbles across an old rotary phone that allows her to speak to her husband as if they were 10 years in the past —
The Hot Gates by William Golding  Short Stories by the author of “The Lord of The Flies! “ I really enjoyed them
The Letter Writer by Dan Fesperman  thriller set in 1940's NYC It took me a while to get into this one. 
Horse by Geraldine Brooks  Loved it!  Brooks wrote “People of the Book” which is wonderful. This time she takes the skeleton of a Civil War era racehorse that had been forgotten at the Smithsonian along with a painting from the same era of a race horse and his enslaved groom and delves into recreating the history behind the slaves who worked with horses as their grooms, trainers and jockeys. The Civil war era was a time when these men were considered property just like the horse. 
Guess Who by Chris McGeorge  Murder Mystery in the "locked room" style. 5 strangers are kidnapped and locked up together in a room with a dead body. They are told that one of them is the murderer. They have 3 hours to solve the murder or the building they are in is going to be blow up. 


Monday, February 27, 2023

Seattle Postcards: Judi Smith Artist

 These Postcards are all the art of Judi Smith and depict different scenes around Seattle

Monday, February 20, 2023

Monday, February 13, 2023

Seattle Postcards: Kalakala Ferry

MV Kalakala was notable for her unique streamlined superstructure, art deco styling, and luxurious amenities. The vessel was a popular attraction for locals and tourists, and was voted second only to the Space Needle in popularity among visitors to Seattle during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.

After retiring from passenger service in 1967, the ship was beached in Kodiak, Alaska, and converted to a shrimp cannery. In 1998, the ship was refloated and towed to Puget Sound with the owner hoping to restore the ship. During this time, the ship continued to deteriorate, with the Coast Guard declaring the ship a hazard to navigation in 2011. Unable to raise the funds required for restoration, the ship was scrapped in 2015.


Monday, February 06, 2023

Seattle Postcards: Woodland Park

These antique postcards are all from Woodland Park in Seattle