Friday, January 25, 2008

Black Orchids - Nero Wolfe

Book #7. Black Orchids (A Nero Wolfe mystery) by Rex Stout

I finished reading this book last night. Two novellas in one, for a total of 190 pages. It was an easy and enjoyable read. If I had 50 Nero Wolfe mysteries with me, no doubt I'd achieve my "50 in 365" goal within weeks.

I learned a new word: chitlins:

the intestines of a pig that have been prepared as food. They are a type of offal.

The pictures on the wiki don't look particularly appetizing to me, but apparently it was the secret ingredient to the perfect corned beef hash.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Subtle Knife

Last night, I finished The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. My reaction upon reading was, how on earth could I have forgotten the third book (The Amber Spyglass) back home? Argh. I can see it on the shelf in my mind, just waiting for me to pick it up. If I'm nice enough, maybe Papa Miao will send it to me.

It was sad, so sad I cried at least three times at the end of the book. Papa Miao tells me that the third book is even sadder...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Memoirs of Sir Rudolph Bing

(Originally published on Vox)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen

(Originally posted on Vox)