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.
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.
Out of Rotation
- 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.