Late August... time is flying. Though the calendar says otherwise, Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer around here. A few trees are already starting to show their autumn colors. As much as I love fall - changing leaves, crisp mornings, and all things pumpkin - the end of summer always feels bittersweet.
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin LeeSince Pachinko has become a favorite, I decided to give Lee's earlier novel a try. At the 40% mark, it's very good. Hope I can spend the entire afternoon reading!
Dear Bob and Sue by Matt and Karen Smith
A couple of empty nesters take a break from their jobs to visit the National Parks. The book consists of emails, sent to their friends Bob and Sue, chronicling the adventure. I found it free for download via Amazon Prime and plan to read a few letters at a time.
Finished last week//
by David Grann
A read/listen combination for me, my book club will meet to discuss it on Friday.
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
I read this last weekend in Lake Placid. A "book brief" is in my draft folder.
On the blog//
Book Brief: THE PERFECT COUPLE by Elin Hilderbrand
An Adirondack Adventure
Book Brief - EDUCATED: A MEMOIR by Tara Westover
Around the blogosphere//
In the kitchen//
There hasn't been much happening in my kitchen lately. Last week I tried this Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili from BudgetByte$. It's the first time I've made chili without meat or poultry and, although my husband missed the beef, I really liked it. I reduced the cayenne pepper by half... just right for me.
The week ahead//
For the first time ever, my husband and I are hosting a political fundraiser. Although I vote in Florida, he's still registered in NY and this is a district that could "flip" in November. The midterms are almost here and, as the saying goes, it's time to put my money where my mouth is.
How was your week? What have you been reading?