Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – June 13, 2021

Lamy Aion Dark Green, fine nib,uncapped with writing sample

Another week of low fountain pen usage. I’m also low on inspiration for topics to write about, so this is more of a link post than a recap.

My journaling is nearly non-existent. This i mainly because I’ve been reading, rather than journaling, as I finish my morning coffee. It doesn’t help that any evening journaling is always rushed.

It should come as no surprise that the Lamy Aion Dark Green (EF) with Lamy Green ink was my favorite pen of the week.

Current Reads, Watches & Listens

Reading: The Deep Blue Good-by by John D. MacDonald. Last week I mentioned that I read this series as a kid. This example of 1964 pulp fiction did not age well, or maybe I didn’t age well. It was enjoyable enough to finish, but I now understand why there’s not any other books in the series available on Libby, none at my local library, and only a smattering at libraries in the area. I give it a middle of the road three out of 5 stars.
Reading 10 LB. Penalty by Dick Francis. Another author I read a lot of when I was younger. He was an accomplished jockey and almost all his fiction books have a horse racing tie-in, although superficial at times. The main character in this one is a 17 year old kid (as the book begins) who seems a little too knowledgable for his age, which is my main complaint. While attempted murder and arson are serious crimes, the results in the book are relatively inconsequential for the characters. Unlike his typical book, this one takes place over the course of years. I enjoyed the story, but I never worried about who done it?. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Reading A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell. I wanted to get back to history, so searched for a WWII themed book. I came across this one, which is a biography of Virginia Hall. She’s an American, although she started spying for Britain early in the war when America was still neutral. She fought sexism, and a leg amputation due to a hunting accident. I was quickly engrossed in the book and put off plans to alternate reading this one and a fiction title. I didn’t know anything about her going in, so it’s as much of a thriller as any work of fiction. There is a bit of a spoiler in the introduction as it’s mentioned she retired from the CIA in the 60’s.

Mid-Year review: Personal Favorites — The Gentleman Stationer

The joys of the returning pen meetup — mnmlscholar

Video-Review: Lamy Imporium – Scrively – note taking & writing

Fountain Pen Review: 2021 Lamy Safari Special Edition Terra Red and Savannah Green | Rants of The Archer

Vintage Pen News: Don’t soak that pen!

Blackbird Fountpen Eyedropper Filler – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

Gearing up for a week of reading notes and meetings — mnmlscholar

Macniven & Cameron – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

Altura – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

Should I feel guilty for emptying a converter of an ink I’ve grown tired of? — mnmlscholar