Sunday, January 9, 2011
TSS: Let It Snow
The view from my window this Sunday morning reminds me of our holiday snow globe featuring the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball, just removed from the mantle yesterday and packed away with the rest of the Christmas decorations. Yes, the holidays are officially over, and we're heading into the heart of winter. I usually read more during these months and this year, thanks to the TBR Dare, all the books will come from my own shelves. So, let it snow!
This week I was in the mood for short stories and pulled down Tales from the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald. My Short Story Monday post featured "The Jelly Bean". Later in the week, I turned to The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton.
My current novel is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. This charming, cozy book is perfect for a winter evening by the fire. My book club will discuss it later in the month.
A review of The Group was finally posted on Wednesday. Now if I can just get a few more written...
In other news, Daughter #1 arrived safely in London for her semester abroad. There were, thankfully, no weather delays as she traveled from central New York, to JFK, to Heathrow. She settled into her South Kensington housing and began to explore the city. Formal orientation started today.
The Royal Wedding thwarted our original plan to visit in late April, so we're looking at February. We may arrive just in time to celebrate Claire and Verity's Persephone Reading Weekend with a trip to the Persephone Bookshop!
It may be a quiet day today - shoveling snow, soup or chili in the crock-pot, and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. How will you spend this snowy Sunday?