I’ve been watching football (Go Ducks!) and some of the baseball playoffs lately. We only watch baseball during the playoffs and World Series, as for us a little baseball goes a long way. I enjoy listening to it outside on the patio on my small portable am-fm transister radio Somehow baseball just seems kinda “right” on a little tinny radio like that, sitting outdoors. Unfortunately, the weather has turned and that’s not working these days.
New Arrivals – Not much, (beside the new car!) has been coming in, I have been trying to concentrate on reading what’s in hand, meaning two rooms of large book cases plus miscellaneous stacks and stashes.
I did get one book from PaperBack Swap, since I hadn’t read it and a review on Patti Abbot’s Friday Forgotten Book postings made me think I should. It’s The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith.
Current Reading – I’m still reading several things at once, Frank Denton style, each as the mood strikes me. First is The Gift of Rain, beautifully written and with an intriguing character set, though I know the primary character(s) of the book have yet to be introduced. Second is The Case of the Substitute Face, a Perry Mason mystery which I’m enjoying in gulps between the other books. I’m just a few pages from finishing that one. The third book is an Agatha Christie, A Caribbean Mystery, featuring Miss Marple. It’s another oldie I had yet to read, and decided to after last Friday’s author-specific FFB on Christie. I guess the rainy Fall weather has me more inclined to read.