Fieldnotes: On Staying Clam & Reading in 2019 ☽ Part I ☾
This is a continuation of the topic Fieldnotes: On Staying Clam & Reading in 2018 ☽ Part II ☾.
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Yay! I finally remembered to start my new thread.
I'm currently reading Lethal White by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I bailed out on Warlight, The Three Body Problem and Record of a Spaceborn few, but I plan to go back to the Becky Chambers. Might not go back to the others, though.
All the piffle paid off; we have a 2019 Clam thread.
I have not heard a bad word said about the Robert Galbraith books. We have most of them in the house; I must get around to reading them someday.
I read The Three Body Problem. Let’s just say I was glad to get to the end of it and have no great desire to read the sequels. I think I was not able to suspend my disbelief sufficiently to suppress some of the physics knowledge that I have.
I enjoyed the first Becky Chambers novel but I found it difficult to get into the second. I gave it a good chance but I felt it just dragged on. I am told it gets better but I have plenty of other books that I am finding are better from the start.
Good luck with your 2019 reading and every other aspect of 2019. I am enjoying your beach photographs. I love it when I am near the sea. It is so relaxing.
Happy new year! I hope 2019 brings you all good things in reading and in life.
I have the Becky Chambers on Mount TBR. I'll get to it some time this year. Three body problem is on my kindle and I've heard such mixed reviews that I don't know what to expect.
>1 clamairy: Happy newish year, and I hope you find a lot of great reading for 2019!
How come I didn't even know Record was available?! hmm. What didn't you like about it??
I didn't know JK had written so many of the Strike books, they made a decent enough TV series out of them last? year
I did read three body problem to the end, but wasn't convinced enough to read the rest and see how it all resolves.
>8 reading_fox: The thing that worked for me with Angry Planet was that most of the characters were on the same ship, but with Record they're all over the place. I didn't dislike it, it just wasn't getting me hooked like I'd hoped it would. I do plan to go back to it.
Didn't know they made a series! Does it cover the first three books or just the first book?
I really enjoyed Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, but wasn't sufficiently motivated to read the next one.
>9 clamairy: I think your Touchstone for "Record" may be going to the wrong book.
Hurray! The new thread. "She's never late, but always arrives precisely when she means to."
>12 MrsLee: I never thought of Clare as Mary Poppins, but now that you mention it.
>14 clamairy: Mary Poppins is much more fun than Gandalf. She can take you into chalk drawings on the footpath even before CGI was invented.
>14 clamairy: I did have Gandalf in mind, but I suppose Mary Poppins works too. :)
I have to say I too love your beach photos. Like Peter says, being close to water is calming, and I wouldn't voluntarily live somewhere away from open water. And yours are so beautiful, with the light and everything.
Alrighty, then. More pics will be forthcoming.
I took this one during a foggy day earlier this week. This isn't the beach I usually spend my time wandering on. That one is public. This one is private, and part of the small community I moved into. Unfortunately it has been eroded by storms until there isn't much left. But what is left is still quite lovely.
I miss the fog. We don't get it much where I live. And when we do, it's freezing fog and makes things icy and slick. But it leaves a film of frost all over everything, which is very beautiful. But the feel of freezing fog is different than fog in warmer temps.
>21 clamairy: Really cool effect, with the fog and the reflections in the water.
>21 clamairy: This was one of the first things I saw when I checked facebook this morning! The perfect start to the day. Love the reflection and the fog; there's a real sense of mystery that draws me in.
>9 clamairy: - according to wiki it was the 1st three books, it was on the BBC called Strike. Doesn't look like it's currently available, but maybe there is/will be a dvd release.
>9 clamairy: The C.B. Strike series was on Cinemax network. Quite good. I think I saw them say they were planning on doing more of them.
Well that is lovely! We have fog fairly often here in the river valley. It's always nice to be out in.
Although we have fog quite often and I love it (having grown up on the dry Highveld), I'm still trying to work out how to take a picture of the fog that shows something other than greyness and says "I like this".
Thank you, everyone.
Jill, it was actually in the mid 40s, that's why it was foggy. Today it was cooler and windy. We made it to the beach but we didn't stay long. I have to invest in a jacket for my dog. She's got a sweater, but it doesn't stop the wind.
Today’s fun fact is that Qatar where I live is supposed to be the only country of which the whole land surface is desert, but fog is not uncommon at night around this time of year.
>35 haydninvienna: It happens every night on the coast of Namibia, due to the icy-cold Benguela Current. Very occasionally it happens further inland, but then not all of Namibia is true desert. (Parts of the Caprivi are swampy.)
>37 clamairy: LOL. Our fog comes at this time of year and we had one day last week when it was foggy all day long. We get land fog and sea fog so sometimes it can be sunny and beautiful and you see banks of sea fog rolling down the bayou. Very dramatic.
Oops sorry I thought i was posting in the reading thread!!! I'll remove that one, thanks for the heads up :)
Sorry I haven't been posting, but my phone, cable and internet have been out for days. I did finish Lethal White and I'll come back to chat a bit about it when I get better internet access again. Using my phone for everything now. Luckily I have a large data plan.
>50 clamairy: If you didn't have such a beautiful beach to explore nearby, I would feel sorry for you. ;) Hope your modern world gets back to normal soon.
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