Friday, June 22, 2012

The weekend is near...

July 4 is near and in Stayton we have a parade on the 4th.  This is from last year when the day was so hot everyone liked to get under the water from the fire department.

I need to start reading Catching Fire, as I want to get the third book Mocking Jay from The Hunger Games trilogy.

I get to borrow one book a month from the Lending Library of Amazon.  I noticed on the first of this month, when I picked out Catching Fire, I had to return The Hunger Games before I could get Catching Fire

I am not getting many free ebooks from the emails I get every day.  I was getting quite a few of them just after I got my Kindle Fire, but now I am not getting many free ebooks this way.

Not much else happening here. 


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday, Tuesday so good to us...

Yet another picture from my last days in Kunming.  Cars are parked along the street here, But you pay to park along the street in Kunming.  Once again you see a young Chinese woman wearing long boots and a very short dress.  I used to think that was common only in China but I am seeing young women in America wearing the same outfits here.

I got up at 2:30 this morning, thinking too much about my wife and wondering about her.

I am now reading the The Mephisto Club.  It is a good novel by Tess Gerritsen, the writer who wrote the Rizzoli and Isles books and the basis for the TV show.  I have four more of her books to read after this one.

Nolan is gone for five days to Florence Oregon to attend a conference there. 

I am going to the library in about an hour. I have many books to return to there.  Nothing to pick up just return somethings.

Getting cooler here after a few days of very warm weather.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday, Monday....

Hi again:

Not too long, see snow. 

I finished The Cove, and the book took a strange ending.  The novel was very good,.  But the book about War I. 

A book spoiler is coming:  At the end of the book some town people came looking for Walter, who stayed with a young lady and her brother but pretended not to talk.  Only near the end did he talk with her.  He was from a War I from Germany.  How the book ended surprised me, thinking he would be killed. Instead the lady and her brother was killed by someone who wanted to kill the Germany man.  But that man got away at the end. 

I am now back reading another book on Rizzoli and Isles. I have all of these books on my Kindle 3 and I am reading them there,. 

I have another book from library, that is Over Tine: My Life as a Sportswriter by Frank Deford.  I listen to him in Wednesday on my computer on Morning Edition on NPR.

I am now reading two books at one time, depending on what I feel in the mood to  see books.

Seems most I do on weekends here is read my books.  I am still working on the second book of Catching Fire, the second book of Hunger Games.  I get this ebook for free from the Lending Library.  On July 1, I will get a ebook for the three Hunger Games,

So much to read these days. 


Friday, June 15, 2012

Back here...again...

This picture is my wife now. It is the last picture I can show of my wife.  This picture was taken in Utah before we met each other. Her name now is Helen Schwindt.

She is somewhat younger than me, but I won't tell how much younger.

I am reading three books now. One is The Cove, a library book. The second one is Catching Fire, the second book in the series of The Hunger Games. The last one is a Rizzoli and Isles book on my Kindle 3.  I am reading Catching Fire on my Kindle Fire.

This is the first time I have read more than one book at a time.

I mowed the lawn here today. After finishing I was very thirsty, but one cup of cold water was insufficient for me. So for the first time this year, I had a bottle of beer.  It is Red Chair beer from the Deschutes Brewery in Bend. It is Pale Ale and is quite good.

I do promise to write more regularly here. I have been ignoring my blog but now I am back here.



Monday, June 4, 2012

The weeks starts...cold and raining....

This picture is from a grocery store in China and it shows games available for young kids there.  Most are American games. 

I finished The Innocent yesterday.. Boy, what a page turner!  Took a wide swing at the end so much so it was not foreseen in any prior part of this book.  I read everything David Baldacci writes.  He is one of my favorite authors. 

I am now reading Bismarck 2013 Hitler's Curse, It alternates between the present where divers are getting ready to dive down three miles where the ship now rests on the ocean floor. It then goes the past as the Bismarck has sunk The Hood and is getting ready to make it France for some needed repairs.  Complicating all of this a small box put the ship by Hitler himself.  Persons opening that box are driven crazy and there is speculation that it contains the remains of Hitler's twin girls who died shortly after birth. 

I am reading this book on my Kindle 3, the one with a keyboard on it. 

I bought yesterday the last two books in the trilogy of The Third Reich, The Third Reich in Power and The Third Reich at War.  I am also now reading the first book in this trilogy, The Coming of the Third Reich.  All three are on my Kindle Fire now.

So you can see what I have been doing on my weekends here. Reading books, my main avocation. 

I now have 13 books here from my local library.  I don't know if I will ever get in to the Jesse Stone novels by Robert Parker.  I may have to sit down to start one book to see how it reads.

I sure hope it clears up and gets warmer later this week.


Friday, June 1, 2012

End of this week...

These pictures you recognize.

The second picture is found and you see her in better color and more background in this second picture painted by Leonardo.

First time I ever put two pictures here.  But I wanted you see the difference between the same subject.

I just finished reading Gideon's Corpse.  It was a page turner from about page 100.

I am now reading The Innocent by David Baldacci.  It is a page turner since page 1.

I am going to the library here this afternoon as two more books await me there.

I am watching U-571 a big fiction as Americans find it.  But everyone knows that English found it.

I chat with my wife, Helen Schwindt, every day for hours and hours. I put those chats on my Kindle Fire so I can read them at my leisure.

 I have 12 books here by Robert Parker, the author of the Jesse Stone novels. 

The weekend starts here soon. What are your plans for the coming weekend?