Another Sunday and, for a change, an absolutely gorgeous summer weekend - it's about time! The week flew by. In addition to the routine activities, I had a couple of meetings, lots of book sorting (two weeks until the library sale), another car service appointment, and book club.
I finished reading//
Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan
Look for a Paris in July review later this week
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
It was good. I'll let you know if it was great after I tidy ;-)
The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante
If I have to wait until September for the final Neopolitan Novel, I might as well dive into her backlist.
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
I'm not loving this like Barchester Towers or Doctor Thorne, but still an enjoyable read.
On the blog//
Six in Six: 2015 Edition - a midyear survey, of sorts
The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
Tuesday Intro: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip - Confessions of a Cynical Waiter by Steve Dublanica
A kindle daily deal and just the type of light nonfiction I find helpful for a reading slump. Thanfully, I don't need it at the moment.
My book club met Friday morning to discuss I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron. I loved it when I listened a few years ago, but did not reread for the meeting. I missed my book club most of the winter and the group took a brief hiatus this spring, so it was great to catch up with everyone... and we even discussed the book!
Next month we'll talk about The Sabbathday River by Jean Hanff Korelitz, an early novel from the author of Admission and You Should Have Known.
In the kitchen//
We lived off holiday leftovers for several days at the beginning of the week, but on one (of many) rainy evening, I pulled out an old favorite - Pan Seared Swordfish with Lemon and Wine Rosemary. We usually grill swordfish, but the weather has been uncooperative lately and this was a nice treat.
Rest! My husband is running a 15k race this morning, so our afternoon and evening will be very low-key... reading on the patio, a nap for some, maybe a boat ride, and hamburgers on the grill.
How was your week? What are you reading today?
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