Sunday, August 10, 2014
Weekly Update: August 10, 2014
Good morning, friends. It's time for another weekly update and, once again, the week has passed in a flash. Technically it's still early August, so I was horrified to see a Halloween candy display going up at my local Wegmans. This has me concerned... it could be Christmas by Labor Day at this rate!
It was pretty much an ordinary week around here - the usual round of errands, doctors appointments, lunch with my parents, cooking, blogging, and even a little reading ;-) The highlight of the week was a peaceful Friday evening on the boat. Here is my instagram photo for #100HappyDays.
Reading// I finished The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and ,while it got off to a very strong start, was left feeling underwhelmed. Not a bad book by any means, just not as wonderful as I'd expected.
After that, I pulled a pile of possible reads and ended up selecting a library ebook that has now expired (thanks goodness for airplane mode!). The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals by Wendy Jones is a quietly understated comedy of manners. I'm enjoying it very much and will finish this afternoon.
Listening// The will be the last week I mention Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck, I promise. I'm closing in on the 90% mark of this nearly 18 hour audiobook and am tempted to finish it in print. It's good, but I am more than ready to begin something new.
On the blog//
- a Tuesday Intro from The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
- my review of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
- Book Sale Bounty, my haul from the latest Friends of the Library event
- a new Classics Club Spin (the number will be announced Monday)
In the kitchen// There was one more batch of soup for Twin A as she recovered from the removal of her wisdom teeth. Butternut Bisque from Susan Branch is my favorite butternut squash soup and since Twin A is happily eating solid food again, I finished the last of it myself.
I also tried a recipe for Tunisian Halibut for the next edition of Cook It Up, Trish's cookbook challenge. This month I'm cooking from Weber's Real Grilling.
Looking ahead// It's time to set aside a day for review catch-up again and I may even start my Classics Club spin book (can't wait to see which number comes up on Monday!), but mostly I just want is to kick back and enjoy the final weeks of summer.
Are you doing anything exciting this week?
This post will link to It's Monday, What are You Reading hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.