Welcome spring. The ice on the lake is getting thin, the snowbanks have disappeared, and March Madness, full of drama, excitement and upsets (did you see Kansas lose?) is in full swing. I love this time of year!
My Life in France by Julia Child was the only book completed this week, but what a wonderful book. Look for a review at the end of the week.
What else am I reading?
- The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction, edited by Colm Toibin - full of short stories and novel excerpts, I've been dipping in and out all week
- The Ladies' Paradise by Emile Zola - only a few chapter in, but expectations are high (Therese Raquin was a favorite last year) and, so far, I'm not disappointed
- Ernest Hemingway: A Writer's Life by Catherine Reef - a biography aimed at middle to high schoolers, but providing an interesting intro to Hemingway's life... and full of photos. I plan to read A Moveable Feast next month.
What have I been cooking?
After a trip to the mall yesterday morning, the rest of the day was spent in the kitchen. We made sinfully delicious Chocolate Raspberry Squares from this recipe posted at Beth Fish Reads. Next came a carrot cake (for today's dessert) and, finally, Cardamom-Orange Pork Tenderloin for dinner last night. After all that, I was too tired to do the Weekend Cooking post I'd planned...
Now, I'm off to catch up on some blogs before tuning in for more March Madness. Syracuse plays at noon... there probably won't be much reading for me today. Is your team still in? Are you reading or following the "Madness" today?