Unraveled Wednesday, 3/3/21

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

The red Boxy is done almost to the underarm. It looks the same as last week, just longer.

Reading.

A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection by Steve Martin and Harry Bliss. Not a lot to say about this. As the title says, it is a book of cartoons. We all know Steve Martin; Harry Bliss is the cover editor and cartoonist for the New Yorker. The cartoons were funny, and some, a bit odd. 3★

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Ice Cold Heart by P. J. Tracy. This is #10 in the Monkeewrench series, all of which are set in the Twin Cities and other Minnesota sites. The original P. J. Tracy was a mother-daughter team; the mother died in 2016 and the daughter continues to write the series. I didn’t think the writing in this one was quite as good as other books in the series, but it was still a fun read. Monkeewrench is a four-person software company that often help solve crimes by their mad computer skillz. 3★

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The Cobra by Frederick Forsyth. A suspense thriller but a bit dated; © 2010. Forsyth writes in the same vein as Tom Clancy; lots of intrigue, elaborate plots, immaculately researched, and nary a three-dimensional character to be found. 2★

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Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley. After slogging though the Fredick Forsyth book I was in the mood for something a bit lighter. This book fulfilled that wish admirably. A 2-yo filly named Perestoika — Paras for short — is possessed of more curiosity than is usual for a horse. One day her trainer accidentally leaves her stall door unlatched, and Paras goes exploring. The ranch where she lives is near to or on the outskirts of Paris, where she meets Frida, an elegant German shorthair dog. Together they explore central Paris in search of a nice place to hang out. The park(s) near the Eiffel Tower become their home and is where they meet up with Rauol the raven and Sid and Nancy, a pair of mallard ducks. The plot of the book could be a children’s story, but the writing style is adult. I enjoyed every minute of this book. If you are at all an animal lover, this book is for you. 4★

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2 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 3/3/21

  1. Kat says:

    My hold on Perestroika just came through at the library!

  2. gayle says:

    Okay, you’ve got me very curious about Perestoika!

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