Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – February 27, 2022

Just a quick entry today. There’s been nice weather this weekend, so I’ve was out and about all day Saturday. I had almost no fountain pen usage last Sunday and Monday, but things picked up after that, until yesterday (Saturday) where again, I didn’t used my pens. Well, okay, I wrote a few notes each days (probably), but not enough to be recorded in Fountain Pen Companion. Despite this, my pens did all get used relatively recently.

Fountain pen usage at end-of-day Friday

Current Reads, Watches & Listens

Listening: Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey. Book four of The Expanse. A 20 hour audiobook, so it may take awhile to get through it. I’m about 75% through it.

Reading: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandell. Civilization is destroyed by a virus. This is the story of a small group of survivors, about 20 years later. The story does jump between pre- and post-apocalypse. Written in 2014, so not COVID-19 inspired. I gave up after getting about halfway through the book. It was a different take on a post-apocalyptic story which was refreshing. Yet the story kept jumping back and forth in time. While I don’t mind flashbacks, this seemed chaotic to me, and just made it hard for me to follow. Plus, I didn’t really care about the characters.

Reading: One Good Day by David Baldacci. This is book one of his Archer series, which is currently three books. I’m about 75% through the book. Archer is an ex-con, who really was innocent, and a WWI army infantry veteran. I’m enjoying this one. I guess I’m in the mood for mysteries these days. Like Baldacci’s other books, the story grows from a seemingly simple crime, to a web of crimes.

Transcribing Billy Summers by Stephen King. After bailing on Station Eleven I considered switching the The Stand by Stephen King, but I didn’t want to tackle such a long book. So I went with this one instead. So far I’ve just been transcribing it. I’ll start reading it once One Good Day is done.

New Arrivals

Out of Rotation

  1. Esterbrook OS Estie Seaglass (EF) – It ran dry.I haven’t cleaned it yet, but once I do it will sit out for a little bit to give another pen some time.

Into Rotation


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