30 January 2017

Reading report, 30 January 2017



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As for myself, I reread two books last week, and finished one first time read.

The rereads were:
  • Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart & Lani Diane Rich. I needed a bit of zany fantasy and this fit the bill perfectly.
  • Crazy For You by Jennifer Crusie. A nice bit of romantic suspense.
  • The first time read was Marco Polo's Silk Road: The Art of the Journey. I'll say nothing about it for now, as I intend to review it.

As for other activities, I continued to weight-lift and then went on a long hike yesterday with my hiking group. This was a good 18 km in length, starting out on trails and then going on to trackless, rougher terrain alternating between beaches (sandy/rocky) and terrain composed of very tussocky stretches interspersed with short stretches of very rocky terrain, and then onto roads for couple of kilometres before we reached our cars (the cars are driven to the end-point, and the hikers are taken by bus to the starting point and then they hike back).

I was unlucky enough to forget my phone at home, so I could not track the hike, but my father was with me and he brought a GPS tracker. I also forgot to bring a camera, but never mind: it was cold and quite windy so I buried my head inside the hood of my sweater and that of my down jacket and wrapped a scarf around my neck, with the result that I could barely turn my head and my field of vision was mostly limited to the people walking ahead of me. I could only really look at the landscape when we stopped. I would love to repeat at least the wild part of this hike in good summer weather.

This is part 2 of an 8-part serial hike from Reykjavík to Botnsdalur, a beautiful nature area in Hvalfjörður. We go every second Sunday, and the last hike will take place on the Sunday after Easter Sunday. This suits me just fine, as on the following weekend I am setting off on an adventure...

6 comments:

Beth F said...

Your hikes sound so great -- even in the cold.

Bibliophile said...

Yes, I love hiking, even when it's cold, but I am looking forward to the part of the route when we turn into the fjord where it ends, as by that time the weather will (hopefully) be warmer and it's a really lovely nature area.

Kathy Martin said...

Jennifer Crusie is always good for humor in her books whether romance or suspense. Come see my reading week here. Happy reading!

Melinda Ott said...

It sounds like a great hike--bummer that you forgot your camera, though!

Kathryn T said...

Your hike sounds amazing. Love any of the Jennifer Crusie books I have read. Good sense of fun.

Greg said...

That hike does sound like an adventure, and I like hikes in wild areas like that, although usually when the weather cooperates. Rough weather can detract from the experience some. :) Sounds fabulous though. And the MArco Polo book sounds great!