Good morning, friends, and happy Sunday. Can September really be just about over? October has long been my favorite month - the gorgeous fall colors, changing leaves, and crisp days. Bring it on! But how about we just freeze time there for a while? I'd rather not even think about what comes next...
The past week has been relatively quiet and uneventful, and that's a good thing. We had friends over for dinner, decorated for fall, sealed the driveway, and I got my new glasses. Suddenly I am a reading machine ;-)
Finished this week//
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
The fourth (and final) of Ferrante's emotionally intense Neopolitan Novels did not disappoint. I was torn between the urge to race to the end and the desire to savor each of the nearly 500 pages. The last time I finished a series - in such quick order, no less - was The Lord of the Rings back in high school. Maybe it's time to reconsider my stance on series...
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Reading and listening//
The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
Now that I've finished with Ferrante, I'm ready to return to Trollope and our #6Barsets project. This is book 5, so we're coming into the home stretch. I listened to the first chapter yesterday... what a pleasure to return to Mr. Trollope.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
This one is waiting to be picked up at the library. I am feeling slightly overwhelmed by all of this month's great new releases... have there ever been so many I want to read all at once?
On the blog//
Pin It and Do It: September Wrap-Up (Weekend Cooking)
Book Brief: The Sabbathday River by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall Reading List
Our monthly book club meeting. I'm hosting the discussion of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande on Friday and anticipate a near record turnout. We generally meet in the morning, but will gather at 4:00 this time so even more people can attend.
Dinner at my sister's today - I'm making apple crisp.
Football, apple picking, planting some mums...
That's about all from me this week. What's new with you? Did you read anything good last week?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.