Friday, February 25, 2011

Hunting From a Bicycle


A Grouse Hunter's Almanac: the other kind of hunting by Mark Parman. Twenty years of bird hunting. I was flipping through this and came to:

Once while mountain bike hunting in a section of county forest where both pursuits are allowed, I rolled up on a young couple out mountain biking. the dog was thirty yards ahead, leading me down the trail. When I rounded a corner, the couple was petting him, and he was working the free massage for all it was worth...When he spotted my gun and the tail feathers poking out the front of my vest, his face went cold. Clearly both were uncomfortable with me, although maybe they just didn't like or understand guns...Did they think I rode around with a loaded shotgun, blasting away at whatever moved like some sort of mountain bike Rambo? They pedaled away quickly, looking over their shoulders and whispering to each other. They didn't seem sure about me, but they did seem to like the dog, which is a start.


Vicious Cycle by Terri Blackstock. I'll open this to a random page as well. She looked away, "I didn't say that." "You meant it. But that's okay."

Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb.

A Taste of Romance by Roni Denholtz. Romance.

Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke. Are these ghost written? The frequency makes me wonder.

Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini. "An Elm Creek Quilts Novel."

Red Wolf by Liza Marklund. Swedish murder mystery.

Now You See Her by Joy Fielding. Non-Swedish. Very conventional title, too. Woman sees her dead daughter everywhere. Daughter's drowned body was never recovered, so hey, can you blame her?