This week:
A busy week at work has left me a bit brain dead in the evenings, but I did have an enjoyable reading week despite not having as much reading time as I would have liked. I finished State of the Onion and posted that review Thursday. It was a fun first in a new series for me. I started reading Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry and I’m liking this debut thriller a lot.

I also finished up my audiobook, The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny and I’m happy to be back in the world of Amelia Peabody with The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters. It’s been over a year since I’ve listened to a book from this series and the mysteries set in Victorian era Egypt are interesting and filled with moments that make me laugh out loud when Amelia (as read by the wonderful Barbara Rosenblat) makes one of her hilarious observations or asides.

Other than books and reading:

In between baby afghan projects I decided to take the yarn I had bought for my knitting class and make a scarf for myself. I love this soft taupe color yarn and making this scarf is good practice.

We’re gradually working through the backlog on the DVR and finally got around to starting the PBS series “Downton Abbey”. I’m so glad I paid attention to my twitter friends the night it started and set the DVR. What a wonderful and entertaining show. Besides, I love Maggie Smith in just about anything.

Added to my TBR List (To Be Read) this week:

Shortcut Man by Preston Sturges a new crime fiction series I heard about via Twitter. It sounds like just my kind of book.

Delirious by Daniel Palmer is another one that came to my attention through Twitter. Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves has once again added another book to my list. The author is the son of Michael Palmer who I’m familiar with as a medical mystery writer.

Eyes of the Innocent by Brad Parks is the second in the Carter Ross series. The Hubster and I both enjoyed the first and have been looking forward to reading the follow up.

This month’s short story available at Steve Hockensmith’s blog is actually his first published crime story “Erie’s Last Day

Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett came to my attention from my library newsletter as one of the staff picks. The fact that it’s from Algonquin books made me take a second look because I have enjoyed many of their books in the past few years. This non-fiction offering from them sounds fascinating to me.

Purchased this week:
I didn’t buy anything this week

And finally, here’s the current library stack. While the number remains at four there are a couple of changes on the bottom two on the stack.