Retirement = Reading

Yay for public libraries! Bigger YAY for libraries that are all hooked together. Since I’ve retired I must be at the library at least once a week. I’ve begun reducing the backlog of missed books from series/authors I follow. I read fast but I also read very carelessly, I confess. There are some authors where I savor every word they write. Most other authors I find I’m reading for the action, and don’t really care about the scenery details. πŸ™‚ I like the verbs.

One of the drawbacks to reading real paper-bound books is that I have been ignoring most of my emails about Kindle and Kindle Unlimited offerings. That’s a shame because I’ve encountered a lot of new authors that way. I’ve mentioned before about “discovering” Vaseem Khan from being offered Midnight at Malabar House. From that series I’ve moved to his Baby Ganesh books and I’m waiting for the 4th Malabar book this summer – Death of a Lesser God.

I also “discovered” Antti Tuomainen. I was offered his “The Man Who Died” either via Kindle Unlimited or a very low daily kindle special. I really enjoyed it! The description was intriguing enough to snare me. I often think I don’t have a very good sense of humor. I sometimes miss completely that something is supposed to be amusing. πŸ™‚ I have a favorite mystery author who wrote a stand-alone mystery. I was half-way through the book before I realized it was meant to be humorous and that’s why the antics and reactions were so inane. πŸ™‚ I was expecting it to be in the same mode as the series. So I was grateful that the description of The Man Who Died informed me that it was “darkly tinged humor”. It was and I really enjoyed it. Next I tried Little Siberia but while I saw the humor it didn’t resonate as much with me. I’ve just finished The Rabbit Factor and LOVED it. I loved it so much I started quoting parts of it to a friend who was over for dinner. πŸ™‚ I’m hunting down the next one – The Moose Paradox. My library doesn’t have it, doesn’t show it at any of the associated libraries so I’m going to try for the digital version next. πŸ™‚ Definitely darkly tinged humor but more humor than dark in my opinion. Definitely a fun read.

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

3 thoughts on “Retirement = Reading”

  1. Ahhhh I miss the library!!! In order to start using MY library again, I will need to get a car. Which I’m not ready to do yet. So the library must wait!

    I ejoyed reading this post about the books you borrowed! Hope you find The Moose paradox!

  2. I read today that our library is going to be CLOSED in July for major renovations. No library!!!! They say they are looking for a temporary site but don’t have one yet. 😦 Do you think it’s my fault?????

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