Good morning, friends. It's 9AM and I'm sipping coffee, watching the rain fall, and contemplating the day. It sure feels a lot more like fall than the first weekend of summer. This current storm is technically a nor'easter, so I'm thankful it's not November... otherwise we'd be buried in snow today.
I was consumed by #FerranteFever for most of the week. Last night I finished Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay and it was every bit as good as the first two. Unfortunately, it ended with a cliffhanger and the final book, The Story of the Lost Child, will not be released until September. It will be torture to wait two more months... wish I could get my hands on an ARC!!
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
Our #6Barsets Project continues in July. I've downloaded the ebook to my kindle and the audiobook, narrated by Simon Vance, to my phone. I'm ready to return to Barsetshire!
On the blog//
Tuesday Intro: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Pages From the Past: My 1999 Reading Journal
Weekend Cooking: A Good Week in the Kitchen
Of interest this week//
Monica's review of Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
Reading Plans from Brian Joseph at Babbling Books
Downton Abbey, the musical?
Amazon's list: The Best Books of the Year so Far
In the kitchen//
Finally... I got back into my meal planning routine and also tried two new recipes.
One Pan Lemon Herb Salmon and Zucchini
30 Minute Pork Scallopini With Lemons and Capers
Links to both recipes are in my Weekend Cooking post.
A rainy Sunday provides the perfect excuse to go to the movies... it looks like I'll finally get to see Far From the Madding Crowd this afternoon! Maybe that will inspire me to write about my recent reading experience.
Did you watch Poldark on Masterpiece last weekend? Not sure whether I liked the story or the scenery better, but I'll definitely be tuning in again tonight.
Looking forward to//
A long holiday weekend. Our small town goes all out for the 4th of July - fireworks, parade, road race, concerts, sidewalk sale, arts and craft festival. Best of all, our daughters will be home for four days.
How was your week? What are you reading today?