Sunday, December 21, 2014
'Twas the Weekend Before Christmas...
... and the shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped, the cards have been mailed, and the tree is trimmed. Tomorrow we'll bake the cookies and finalize our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus. I really do enjoy all the preparation rituals, but it's just about time to kick back, relax, and bask in the holiday glow. The ground is still covered with snow and ice is forming on the lake... it definitely looks a lot like Christmas around here.
Am I reading?
Not very much. I'm still only halfway through They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple. It's a wonderful book, but I'm only managing ten or fifteen pages each night before I fall asleep. An entire day on the couch under a cozy blanket will be my post-holiday reward... maybe Friday or Saturday?
Listening, however, is another story....
I finished Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State by T.D. Allman and am not quite sure what to make of it. Fact, subjective journalism, or a personal rant? Most likely a bit of all three.
I also listened to Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, narrated by Cassandra Campbell and loved it - sad, but very thought-provoking. Glad I haven't posted my list of favorites yet.
I have just started Euphoria by Lily King and am not sure what to think yet. Stay tuned.
On the blog//
Weekend Cooking: Review of Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert
Playing Catch Up: Four Mini-Reviews
- Christmas at High Rising by Angela Thirkell
- By the Book, edited by Pamela Paul,
- Starting Out in the Evening by Brian Morton
- The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Coming up this week//
You might see a review of Everything I Never Told You and Finding Florida... if I get around to it. Most likely, I'll take a blogging break and then wrap up the year with my Favorites of 2014 posts.
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.