I still like this goal even though I haven’t made much progress. I think I should be able to do the basics I am supposed to or want to do. It can’t be that hard to put stuff away after I use it, keep a tidy appartment, eat veggies and fruit, drink water etc. No rocket science there. So why, why, why don’t I manage? Partly it is a question of priorities, partly of laziness … maybe something else I can’t put my finger on.
Anyway, I really think I should try harder.
An interesting book that is well written. Yes, there are some logical holes to it, but that doesn’t matter that much in the end. At times I thought the plot could move a bit faster, but overall it was a good read.
Ok, I don’t think I am going to become a professional artist anytime soon :-) It was fun to try something new, but I think I am done… not just with the goal, but with painting .. at least for now
Another one of my Paris books and it was clear from the cover and the back that this was going to be a silly book – and no surprise it is. It’s a silly little story about Jacqueline Bouvier having been a spy in Paris in the 50s and solving some big mystery. Anyway, I didn’t have high expectations and those were met… but it does play in Paris and describes it wonderfully.
The latest Harry Bosch novel and I am glad that Michael Connelly returned to him. However, the book tries to deal with two story lines /cases at once and since they are completely unrelated I think it doesn’t work really well. One of them drags on for a long time without any real development, but has a nice twist at the end and the other one is too straightforward and has no suspense or surprise. So overall, nice but not great.
I bought this on a trip to Paris so I thought I buy something that will keep me remembering Paris. It did, so maybe this was the good part about the book. The rest… not so much. The main characters is one of those guys that you just want to kick the whole time to get some sense into him. And the ending was just… silly maybe or maybe this just not the kind of book I like.
The first book by Colin Cotterill I read that isn’t part of the Dr. Siri series, but it has same interesting, funny look at life and the same charming characters. I read it lying on the beach in the Carribean and it’s the perfect beach book.
This was something that I felt I had to do and I am glad I did. I left it hanging a while ago and I was glad I could somehow tie up this loose end. I had a go time after all and I can leave this behind now.
Much better than expected. I had heard all these horror stories about crime and I obviously can’t deny that it is a huge problem, but I was positively suprised about it not being such an constant topic as in some other countries. Plus the food is great, I had the most lovely colleagues and it was a great trip.
I could have done months ago, but couldn’t be bothered. Hm…
Overall, a pretty terrible first day at work. It started off with a three hour meeting, which in itself is usually painful and everybody was just frustrated and moaning. It continued with people dropping in every minute of the day to share their work frustrations, life frustrations and general misery. So by 6 p.m. I had managed to get anything done, leaving the feeling of being behind on day one and most of my vacation relaxation gone.
Thank god for a lovely dinner with two good friends. One of them is going to leave the country soon, but I am thankful for every minute she is still around. It really gave at least a tiny bit of sunshine to a grey and rainy day.
After a long journey, I got home tired, but happy. I unpacked my things to put them into washing machine and everything reminded me of two weeks of beaches, sunscreen and coconut sorbet. A pure pleasure and a long lasting memory…
Maybe a bit too gruesome for my taste, but a gripping thriller for sure. I haven’t read any of his earliers books (this seems to be part of a longer series), but I will definitely follow up on this. I liked the easy reading and the twisting story line.
A friend/colleague invited us for dinner at her place and the food was fabulous and there was lots of bubly. It was great – the only down point is a bit too much gossip. But overall a great night (except for getting up in the morning)
uff, I did not look forward to this, but I am happy it happened. One of the scary things that are no longer scary once you do it.
Plus, I was very good at not giving into all the christmas chocolate and cookies that are lying around the office.
Once in a while I really enjoy cleaning the appartment. Did the laundry, dishes, cleaned the floors, took the garbage… good progress.
Also trying to have a quite night tonight and hopefully wake up tomorrow with renewed energy.
It’s a number of short stories about Sedaris’ life, which are supposed to be funny and tragic, but I felt more the tragic part. I find it hard to laugh about tragic or sad things. It’s interesting though how he tries to combine the two.
I unfortunately read a bad translation. Maybe the original would be funnier.
It took me a long time to read this book. Part of it is due to the pace of the book itself, part of it is that I couldn’t warm to the characters. I didn’t feel their love, I didn’t see what they found in each other. I could only relate to the end about founding a home away from home.
A decidedly weird book about four guys in Miami in the 80s. It’s a bit funny, a bit shocking and mostly weird. I still enjoyed it somehow.
As part of quality control at work all new project need to pass through an exam. I had spend a lot of time in preparing all the paperwork… and it paid off. People were excited about the project, had very few questions… all good.