Today we are celebrating two big events, Easter and our twins' birthday. Unfortunately, we will not see Twin A today, but Twin B is with us in Florida... and it's been another beautiful week. After seeing photos of yesterday's Easter Egg hunt at home, I am in no hurry to head north. Children bundled in parkas and carrying brightly-colored baskets ignored the weather as they scrambled over snowbanks in search of treasure. The eggs were especially easy to spot in a field of snow!
Our highlights of the past week include a trip to The Everglades, a Garden Tour at Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Ft. Myers, and an extra-long beach walk to explore a part of the island I hadn't seen before. There wasn't an awful lot of reading though and I didn't finish any books.
by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
by Eula Biss
The Gathering by Anne Enright ($1.99 ebook deal)
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (from the library)
On the blog//
Tuesday Intro: On Immunity by Eula Biss
Review: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
The local library had The Barchester Chronicles (1982) available on DVD and I've watched the first two episodes, which correspond to The Warden. It is comically over-acted, but I'm enjoying it very much.
Wolf Hall, based on the novel by Hilary Mantel, premiers tonight on PBS. It runs for six weeks, but I just noticed that it doesn't start until 10 PM. A little late for me... I may have to watch in online during the week instead!
Have you heard about The Classics Salon? It's a new weekly feature at Mangoes and Cherry Blossoms. The salon is a place to "discuss or blog about the current classic we are reading. If you aren’t reading a classic at the moment but would still like to participate, please do share your thoughts on the last classic you read. There are about eight to twelve questions that will be rotated through the weeks to answer."
The Question for Week 1:
What are your first impressions of the current classic you are reading?
Questions are posted on Fridays. I'm not sure how I will participate yet. If questions are listed somewhere in advance, then Fridays will work. Otherwise, I may answer the discussion prompt sometime the following week.
Happy Easter! Are you reading anything good today?
This post will link to It's Monday, What are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.