Sunday, October 31, 2010


Thank you all for the well wishes on the ole back-a-roni.   I guess I zigged when I should have zagged.    Feeling a bit better (not!) which could be a result of the hot shower or the glass of wine.   I figured the wine might work as a muscle relaxer and thereby save myself the trip to the friendly neighborhood doc.

Just an update as well on the Steig Larson books.   The first book takes forever, I mean FOREVER, to get into.   There is a lot of background; probably the first third to first half and gets interesting.   The second book picks right up without all the laying the groundwork and the third book starts with the morning after the second book stops.   Those of you that are reading it and getting discouraged.......hang in there it does get better. 

If you like this trilogy and the sort of don't know who done it and cheer for the good guy books with twists and turns along the way, I recommend reading Greg Iles.   Same sort of concept but his stories are set in the modern day south.  Easier to follow(at least for us Yanks)  because there is no need to try to remember all those foreign names, towns and highways.  lol    I have read Turning Angel and The Quiet Game.   I think I finished each in a week....definite page turners.  He has several books out...maybe 8 to 10.   All seem to center around the same characters.   I plan to pick up one of his when I am finished Hornets Nest as my next read.

So far 6 Halloweeners which means there is a whole lot of candy left for me.  Oh No!


Ma Teakettle said...

Robin...So glad to hear there is a bit of back relief darlin'...sending more hugs :) Thanks for the book info. I have been wanting to start the "Girl" trilogy but just haven't and now I think I will.
Hang in there and keep us all posted on your back.

SparkCrafted said...

conservative estimates put our Halloweeners at 300. we had 900 pieces of candy, which i mostly gave out in sets of 2, though at one point i was feeling pretty ... uh, relaxed ... and started giving at handfuls to 3 or 4 visitors.

of course, Alex, Iris, and all the other known little ones got to have their pick.

we had to close the door and turn off the light at 7pm - ran out of candy!

Elaine said...

Glad you are feeling better Robin and thanks for the info on the books.

Christina said...

We only had 5 sets of trick or treaters, but there must have been 6 or 7 children in each group! We ran out of sweets so had to blow the candles out of the pumpkins and pretend we weren't home! Luckily nobody else called, maybe they got the message!

Sherry :o) said...

Hope your back continues to get better - I was on my back (side really) with sciatic nerve issues and couldn't stitch or read...had to actually take some drugs this time to get through it. UGH! I am finally catching up with blogs and hope to stitch tonight for the first time in two weeks - I miss the needle, fibers and linen!

I love your header photo - lovely!

SparkCrafted said...

just wanted to let you know that i referred to your blog today to help a patron - i couldn't remember the author that you really enjoyed, so i surfed on over to help jog my memory - Greg Iles!!! hooked her up with one of his books and she read the first few pages and loves it. thanks!!! :-)