Good morning, friends. We're in the middle of a beautiful summer weekend... it just doesn't get much better! We spent much of yesterday out on the lake and plan to do the same today.
We have a four-legged houseguest for the rest of the month. Remember Angus the greyhound? We're "grey-b-sitting" him again while his family is away on vacation. Zelda seems happy to have company, at least most of the time, and now that he's stopped whimpering all night, I'm enjoying the two-dog life. My husband says "don't even think about it!"
It's a dog's life!
Zelda (left) and Angus
Finished this week//
Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman KochThis book features an unreliable narrator, unlikable characters with questionable moral values, and a gripping, twisted story that drew me in right away. I'll be posting a book brief soon. Koch has a new novel coming in September.
Nobody's Fool by Richard RussoRon McLarty's narration is so good that I've stopped reading and am exclusively listening. But this book is long... over 24 hours! I'm approaching the half-way mark, and am in no hurry for it to end. It's my favorite audiobook so far this year.
I'll sample a few books tonight or tomorrow and then decide. Here are a few titles up for consideration. Have you read any of them?
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
On the blog//
Book Brief: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Top Ten Tuesday: Midpoint Favorites 2016
The week ahead//
Will revolve around preparations for our annual 4th of July celebration. My brother and his family will be visiting, other friends are coming up from Philadelphia for a few days. Menus must be planned, food prepared, and so much gardening and outdoor 'sprucing up'... I need to come up with a master schedule for the week!
How was your week? What have you been reading?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.