Saturday, February 14, 2015
Weekly Update 2/14/15: Winter Break
We've had another beautiful week in Florida - cool by local standards, but total bliss if you're from upstate New York. Highlights include more beach walks, bike rides, a trip through the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, an armload of books from the local library, and a delicious spinach salad with shrimp complimented by this gorgeous view.
I slipped into a mini-reading slump after finishing Tolstoy and the Purple Chair last week (my review)... the book was a real downer. After several novels didn't seem to work for me, I perused the library shelves for some light nonfiction. That seemed to do the trick!
Read this week//
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
by Jacob Tomsky
Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris
by Jennifer L. Scott
Neither book is worthy of an entire review, but I plan to write one post with two minis.
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine, narrated by Suzanne Toren
Good so far, but I'm not really listening much these days.
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
This book arrived yesterday in a big batch of forwarded mail from home. I sampled a few pages last night and plan to read the rest of it over the coming week.
On the blog//
Tuesday Intro: Heads in Beds
West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan: Pick or Pass?
Review: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
Looking forward to//
- The SU/Duke basketball game tonight. The season has been awful, but I'm a diehard fan.
- The Sunday Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Festival
- Spending time with my sister
My family and friends in the northeast stay safe and warm during this latest blast of winter.
Have a great weekend.
This post will link to It's Monday, What are you Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.