You’ll be happy to know I’ve finished my reading for tonight’s book group meeting and am set to head out soon. We’re discussing Dashiell Hammett’s The Glass Key, and I’m curious to see what everyone else makes of it. It’s certainly not my usual sort of reading, but that’s good — it’s what makes book groups interesting. I’ll post on the book later.

Hobgoblin returns from El Salvador tonight; his school group will reach campus at some ungodly hour like 1:00 or 2:00 a.m., so rather than picking him up, I dropped a car off on campus yesterday, bringing my bike along so I could leave the car and ride home. It turned out to be a lovely ride; I lengthened it a little bit so I could stay out for a couple hours and I had a great time in the balmy, almost 50 degree weather.

I’m worried about tomorrow’s race, though — it’s super windy tonight and the wind is supposed to continue into tomorrow morning. The wind was bad enough for the race last week, but it promises to be even worse tomorrow. That will make things interesting. Hobgoblin plans to race, even though he’ll only get a couple hours sleep (the situation is made worse, of course, by the time change which forces us to lose another hour).

I’ll let you know how it goes!


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8 responses to “Notes

  1. Oooh, if the wind up there is anything like it is down here this evening, I don’t envy you at all. Good luck! (And give Hobs a hug for me upon his return.)


  2. Hope Hobgoblin had a fantastic trip and good luck to both of you racing against the wind tomorrow! Oh and hope the book group was good too, but I’ll bet it was.


  3. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the Hammett book. As many mysteries as I read, I haven’t yet read one of his.
    Best of luck on the race!


  4. I read The Maltese Falcon a few years ago and liked it. I’m interested to hear about The Glass Key–I’ve nott gotten around to reading any of his other books. I hope you had a good race yesterday and glad to hear Hobgoblin is back.


  5. Looking forward to hearing about both book group and the race!


  6. verbivore

    I’ve only read The Maltese Falcon, will be interested to hear what you think of this other Hammett!


  7. Thanks Jenny — it turns out I didn’t race at all — maybe things will work out next time!

    Emily — the wind was just as bad, I’m sure. It felt dangerous to me, as though I might really get blown over.

    Litlove — you were right, the book club was great!

    Iliana — I really like the book, but more on that later — I still want to write a post about it.

    Danielle — this is my first Hammett novel, and I liked it a lot. He’s not someone I would necessarily turn to, though — it’s not quite my thing. But I did admire it.

    Stefanie — not much to say about the race, but the book group was great!

    Verbivore — I’ll have a post up on the book soon.


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