Sunday, October 2, 2011
The Sunday Salon: Welcome October
Good morning and Happy October! It is a COLD and rainy morning in central New York - barely 40 degrees when I woke, but it probably dipped into the 30's overnight. We very nearly turned on the heat last evening, but opted for a fire instead. The furnace is a definite today!
On the reading front, I finished The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne last week. After a rough start, it worked out well as a combination read/listen. Several readers will be posting thoughts on the 14th. There is still time to join us!
I had hoped to finish The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison last night, but got sidetracked by the Yankees win over the Tigers. Morrison's writing it truly beautiful and, with just 30 pages to go, I should be able to fit it in between today's activities.
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman
I saw this reviewed on Rachel's blog last year and thought it sounded fascinating. Members of my book club agreed and we we will discuss it in early November.
Jitters: A Quirky Little Audiobook by Adele Park
This book won the 2011 Audie Award for Multi-Voice Performance, a category I was certain would go to Room. The author generously provided a copy, and a long drive coming up on Wednesday will be the perfect opportunity to get started.
Apple-picking is on our agenda today. The hourly forecast suggests a rain-free window early this afternoon. Since today is the last day to pick Cortlands (my preferred apple for baking), we'll bundle up and hope for the best. Later there will be plenty of baseball and football on TV, a family dinner, and, of course, some reading. What are your plans today?