Friday was a low key recovery day of reading, football, and the annual leftovers feast - no Black Friday shopping for this crowd. Saturday we cut down our Christmas tree, enjoyed turkey nachos for lunch, and attended our extended family's holiday party. It's so much fun spending time with my cousins and the Yankee Auction/Gift Swap is truly a highlight of the year.
This morning we took Daughter #1 to the train station and ran a few errands. My brother will join us for dinner tonight. I'm trying a new turkey pot pie recipe... fingers crossed.
Believe it or not, I finished two books on Friday:
The Hotel by Elizabeth Bowen - a little too slow for my taste, but very well-written
Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin - a delightful collection of essays and perfect reading for Thanksgiving week
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (audiobook)
A little too long, but Juliet Stevenson's narration is excellent
Christmas at High Rising by Angela Thirkell
...to get me into the holiday spirit.
Finding Florida by T.D. Allman
Thought I should read a little history before spending much of the winter in the Sunshine State.
On the blog//
I was a guest on Stuck in a Book's fifth My Life in Books series last week - find the post here.
Before my break I posted three reviews:
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
And a question//
I am not normally a Christmas-themed reader, but am enjoying Christmas at High Rising very much. I'm even considering a reread of A Christmas Carol in December. Do you have a favorite Christmas book to recommend?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.