Hello, friends. It's another sunny Sunday on Sanibel, although with a chilly breeze we'll struggle to get much above 60 today. That's well below normal for this time of year, but it's still perfect weather for a long bike ride or beach walk... or spending a couple of hours on the couch watching football and reading ;-)
The same books as last week - January tends to be a slow reading month for me, but two chunksters make it seem more pronounced this year.
Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
Our #PalliserParty continues. Book #4 of the series opens with the return of our hero from Book #2, Phineas Finn. Unlike the second novel, this one is completely engaging from the start and I'm enjoying the visit with old friends very much.
The audiobook (read by Simon Vance) is over 23 hours long, but I'm racing through it thanks, in part, to my new wireless earbuds! Have you tried them? They are truly a game changer! I don't know why I waited this long...
"Men will love to the last, but they love what is fresh and new. A woman's love can live on the recollection of the past, and cling to what is old and ugly."
"Mr. Maule hated to be unhappy or uncomfortable, and therefore never allowed any aspiration to proceed to such length as to be inconvenient to his feelings should it not be gratified."
"The double pleasure of pulling down an opponent, and of raising oneself, is the charm of a politician's life."
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Very little reading time translates to a woeful lack of progress on my print book this week. It's very good but, at nearly 600 pages, I'm still less than a third done. I'm hoping for a day to read on the beach this week.
Beyond the books//
My father-in-law is coming over for dinner tonight. This Venetian Chicken Ragu is simmering in the crockpot (thanks to Patty) and the house smells so good! I'll let you know how it turns out. Maybe there will even be a Weekend Cooking post next week...
The Post is playing at our small island cinema and was sold out all weekend. I'm hoping to see it sometime this week.
How was your week? What are you reading?