Sunday, June 10, 2018

some very good mysteries

Philip Kerr's final book, very sad that he died. Greeks Bearing Gifts, 2018, has Bernie in Greece as an insurance adjuster. Still an investigator of deadly deeds. Love the humour in these books, and the well researched story they tell.
Very good book, sad there will be no more...

The latest Maisie Dobbs books is also good, and well researched. To Die but once by Jacqueline Winspear, 2018. An ambulance driver who had to drive around picking up dead young men who were learning how to jump out of airplanes! Suspect this was a real job. Good plot, well told story.

The Craftsman by Sharon |Bolton, 2018 is a good mystery as well. A bit of a creepy plot, but well written.

Monday, May 21, 2018

3 misable mysteries and one ok one

Three I didn't finish, one quit half way, the other near the end, the other never really got into...
First one, The Woman in the Woods, by John Connelly, 2018, get many stars on Amazon but it was way too long, way too boring, characters I don't care about and way too much ghostly unbelievable stuff. Happy to leave it half way.

Jo Nesbo's Macbeth, 2018, may be ok but I could not keep anyone straight. So stopped.

Third one was o.k., not badly written, but did not care what happened and was not interested in the characters. Sigh. Where It Hurts by Reed Farrell Coleman. 2017. It also has many stars on Amazon.

Whisky from Small Glasses
, 2015, by Scottish writer Denzin Meyrick was pretty good. May even read another one by him.

Monday, April 9, 2018

two good books

Finding Gobi, 2017, by Dion Leonard. very good non-fiction account of an ultra marathon runner and a spunky stray dog who find each other during a run on the Gobi desert.

The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman, 2018. Good novel, good spikes at the art world, good characters. Very enjoyable read

Thursday, April 5, 2018

hitchhiker shawl


Martina Behm pattern, made from handspun tarhee plied with handspun and hand dyed silk, first attempt at dying silk.

spinning


Mish-mash of fibres from Leola at Cobble Hill. Fun to card and spin.


spinning


Gradient fibre from the UK, from HillTop Cloud, mix of 30% BFL, 15% Bamboo and 55% merino. Spun on the big wheel, Lendrum Saxony.

the first Carbeth


made from Kate's wool bought for another sweater that did not work. Very comfortable sweater and interesting design.