Random Five on Friday

I’m just going to jump in with my Five Random Thoughts for this week.

1.  My husband finished reading Mockingjay this week.  Mockingjay is the third book in the Hunger Games Trilogy Suzanne Collins.  He swore he wouldn’t read the Hunger Games but since we were studying the Hunger Games and the girls and were talking about the book constantly so he read the Hunger Games and then read Catching Fire and immediately followed up with Mockingjay.  Interested in the study we’re doing of Hunger Games? Check out my review of the Progeny Press Study Guide.

2.  Summer hasn’t really hit the Pacific Northwest yet.  A few weeks ago we had some gorgeous weather with lots of sunshine and temps in the mid 70’s. I think those are the perfect days.  This week we’ve had one day of sunshine but it’s the first in about two weeks.  It was so cold last week that I made chili for dinner.  Yesterday was the beautiful sunny day and today is cool and cloudy or at least it feels cold in the house. I know summer is coming.  It usually doesn’t start until after the 4th of July. I’m thinking soup or creole sounds good tonight.  Something warm and filling.  We’ll be eating grilled food and lots of salads soon enough.

3.  Boobear turned 19.  Yes I did blog about it.  Nineteen is still a teen so she might be legally an adult but I still think of her as a teen.  We celebrated her birthday along with father’s day with a trip to a state park. 

Birthday girl and her daddy celebrating birthday and father's fay

4.  I read Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Though I don’t know how else she could have satisfactorily ended the book, I did not like the ending at all.  The book was clever and complicated and interesting but I was disappointed with the final resolution. But at least I can say I read it right?

5. Speaking of reading, before reading Agatha Christie I had read another mystery novel.  It was part of the Hamish Macbeth series by M.C. Beaton.  I really like the Hamish books. M.C. Beaton has another series as well but I don’t like it as much as the Hamish books.  Now, I’m reading my favorite series.  Donna Andrews is one of my favorite authors and I finally got around to reading The Real Macaw, one of the Meg Langslow mysteries.  I wrote about this series a few months ago: My Favorite Mystery Series: Meg Langslow. Sometimes it’s nice to read a simple book after reading books like the Hunger Games and A Life in Balance.

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  1. I've never read Agatha Christie, but we have a couple around the house (including "Murder on the Orient Express" ) that I keep meaning to pick up.


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