Hello, May! We have gone from snowflakes to 70 degrees in a week, and this spectacular May Day sunset is just a hint of what's in store for summer. After such a harsh winter, it still looks like early spring. I saw some beautiful hyacinths on my walk, the daffodils are out in full force, and trees are just beginning to bud. Hopefully this warm weekend will encourage more blooms.
April was a pretty good month reading-wise. I began with the beach read Bittersweet by by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, then stuck with nonfiction for the rest of the month. Despite three weeks in Florida and one week on the road, I also read:
- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
- An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
- On Immunity An Inoculation by Eula Biss
- Zero Belly Diet by David Zinczenko
Book of the month//
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Look for my review later this week.
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
For book club later this month. I need to pick up the pace.
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
I started listening to this book on Thursday and love it already. As soon as I knock off the book club selection, it will become a read/listen combo.
On the blog//
#6Barsets Project: Thoughts on Barchester Towers
On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss (mini-review)
In the kitchen//
We've been home for a week and I have three new cookbooks! The hit of the week was Baja Grilled Flank Steak Salad from SkinnyTaste. Les made it last week and included the recipe in her post. More new recipes on tap for the week ahead.
Outdoor chores continue. Yesterday we tackled the garage, today we haul the patio furniture up from the shed. After that, maybe I can just sit outside and read. It finally feels like spring!
What are you up to this weekend? Are you reading anything good?