Whew, that was fun! The long holiday weekend meant a full house, hosting two parties, fireworks, boating, a parade, craft show...now I need a day off!
Last week I read//
The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
For Paris in July, look for a post later this week.
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
A read/listen combination
Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan
I'm loving this short book!
On the blog//
My thoughts on Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Paris in July Kick-off Post
Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Books of the Year So Far
In the Kitchen//
My kitchen was humming this week. Besides all the party prep, I tried one new recipe and granted two favorite dinner requests from the girls. This Classic Crab Cake recipe found on MyRecipes.com was a winner - their photo, not mine.
My oldest daughter asks for Spicy Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro every time she is home.The recipe is from Jenny Rosenstrach's book, Dinner: A Love Story, but I found it on Martha Stewart's website.
Twin A's favorite is Tortilla Pie, another recipe from Martha Stewart. Since stumbling upon this recipe, I use my springform pan more for dinners than for desserts!
Around the blogosphere//
- Diane's review of Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom had me ordering this book through ILL from my library. I should get it sometime this week.
- Shannon at River City Reading had a thought-provoking post - Who Should Get ARCs and What Are They Really For?
That's all from me... How was your week? What are you reading today?
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. While she is taking a break, check the hashtag #IMWAYR on twitter.