I think my favorite type of novel is a serial mystery. Serial because I have to care about the characters, and mystery because the possibilities are endless, they're a little bit dark, and there is something to be solved. I've read every Sherlock Holmes mystery, every Leaphorn/Chee mystery, and am well on my way through the Inspector Lynley mysteries. I've read a few of the Wind River mysteries, but I'm not as impressed with them - I don't like the characters as well - they're not as deep - and something rings false about Margaret Coel writing those books anyway, an "expert" on the reservation and tribes, yet she being white and living in Boulder - in a way that didn't ring false with Hillerman. It seems like making a dollar on their backs to me, somehow. I don't know how they see it, though. Let me know if you can recommend any good mystery series.
I decided to whittle my scarf drawer down to about 20 main scarves (not counting things like underscarves) and I did that this weekend along with general cleaning of the closets. It doesn't look like many now, but 20 is still enough to wear a different one to work every day for 4 weeks - which is definitely enough! I now have managed to get almost all of my clothes into one closet, only a few non-hangable items like socks are not in there.
I also planted some seed this weekend, but it may have been too early - still freezing at night here sometimes. I put some watermelon seed and marigold seed and some miscellaneous Colorado wildflower seed my mom gave me down. I doubt the Colorado wildflowers will bloom - they tend to be very picky about soil, light, etc., and the seeds were from late last season, meant to be planted last year.
I might be getting a new roof - an inspector said he thinks I need a new one - we'll see if the insurance adjustor agrees. On a note that is related in my mind, but probably not to anyone else, I might be changing trash companies. The one I have is one of the cheapest, but there are other companies that offer a whole second 64 gallon bin for recycling, and you don't have to sort. I think I might be much more successful recycling that way. We'll see.
Yesterday I saw an awesome episode of Nature - it was about Kilauea. You can watch the whole thing here - it's worth it!