Monday, March 14, 2011

Belated Update

California Poppy at restaurant in Morro Bay It was such a busy week that I didn't find time to post much, not even the memes that I like to participate in. I even started writing my contribution to the weekend's Book Blogger Hop, but just could not find the time to finish it and get it posted. And, I had every intention of repeating last week's Sunday Summary, but again I just could not make the time to type it up and then post it.

What was getting in the way? I was traveling from California to Texas by car. Most of our time was spent on the highway, but we didn't take the most direct route home. Instead, we visited with friends who live near Frazier Park, California; darted over to the Pacific coast to see Morro Bay; and even took a tour of a random winery near Paso Robles. Then we got down to some serious cross-country driving.

The advantage of spending several days with only limited Internet access (dare I say “incommunicado”?) was that I got in a lot of reading. Between the time my vacation began on 4 March until I returned home on 12 March, I read 8 books—7 full-length novels and one novella.

Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler Honor Among Enemies by David Weber High Stakes by Erin McCarthy The Seventh Witch by Shirley Damsgaard The Second Silence by Eileen Goudge The Unkindest Cut by Honor Hartman Ghost of a Chance by Simon R Green Interlude in Death by J D Robb

Most of these counted in one way or another toward the various reading challenges that I have taken on for 2011, and the majority of the books are registered at BookCrossing and will be sent along to other readers through swaps and virtual book boxes (VBBs) at BookObsessed

Here are a couple more photos from the trip:

Mountains near Mt. Pinos, California Morro Bay, California At Rotta Winery

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures. We used to go camping near Frasier Park when we lived in California. A little out of the way place called Happy Gulch.