It's a cold, rainy morning in central New York... a good day to stay inside, watch some football, make soup, and read. I may even resort to walking on the treadmill for the first time in six months.
What a change from yesterday's sun and mild temperatures! Thankfully, most of our outdoor chores were accomplished then and I had time for a beautiful, long fall walk. After that, we enjoyed steaks on the grill and a crackling fire outdoors.
Overall, a good week. Dinner with old friends on Thursday and a new dryer installed on Friday were high points. We're looking at another week without a washing machine, but on the bright side, that means I get to spend more time with my parents. And that's always a treat.
Finished this week//
Starting Out in the Evening by Brian MortonBeautifully written, but not quite as good as his most recent novel, Florence Gordon. Review coming soon.
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNealAn impressive debut and, thanks to January Lavoy's brilliant narration, one of my audio favorites of 2014. I'll work on a review this week.
The Paying Guests by Sarah WatersI was hooked after just a few pages and ended up downloading the audio version, too. Juliet Stevenson is the narrator... how could I resist?
The Hotel by Elizabeth BowenAli mentioned a November discussion of this novel on the Facebook group, Undervalued Mid-20th Century British Women Writers. I'm not a member, but the summary interested me enough to download a sample to my kindle. Of course, I decided to "Buy now with 1-Click".
On the blog//
Review - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Speaking of Series... - five to begin, five to continue
Tuesday Intro - Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
How was your week? What are you reading today?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.