It's Sunday and it's finally time to talk about books again! I managed to read a few books during my blogging break and plan to catch up with a series of mini-reviews or Book Briefs over the next couple of weeks.
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Book Brief coming later this week
The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer
It's always a treat to read one of her novels.
Shrill: Notes From a Loud Women by Lindy West
audio feminism, narrated by the author
Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast
graphic nonfiction, Chast is a favorite
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
It's easy to see why this won the Audie Award for fiction.
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Only 35% in, but this is shaping up to be a perfect summer read.
At the movies//
Have you seen this documentary yet? If not, you really must!
Paris in JulyIt's back! Gather your books and movies. Dust off your madeleine trays. Plan an adventure. Tamara will be hosting this beloved event again this year. Find the details here.
Blogger is endlessly frustrating even on the best of days. Now they have stopped sending me comment notifications... including for those awaiting moderation. I haven't changed any settings and am completely baffled. Is this happening to anyone else?
Several of you continue to have difficulty commenting here, too. I appreciate your persistence and welcome ideas on how to fix this. Thanks in advance.
Wordpress is looking better every day... but change is scary!
In the kitchen//
I'm so happy to be back in my big kitchen and close to Wegmans! As much as I love Florida, the tiny kitchen and merely adequate grocery stores take much of the joy out of cooking. This week's recipe success was...
Chili Lime Grilled Salmon with Fresh Pineapple Salsa from Joyful Healthy Eats. I followed the recipe exactly as written, but might not apply the rub quite as liberally next time. The salsa was a real winner and I'm trying to come up with other ways to use it.
The week ahead//
Appointments, lots of them. Doctor, dentist, car, hair... things we put off over the winter. (Not the hair... I could never go that long without visiting the salon!)
One of our daughters may visit this weekend. And hopefully I'll finish another book before then...
How was your week? What have you been reading lately?