Happy Sunday, friends. This post is coming to you a little later than usual because the weekend just got away from me. They seem to get shorter and shorter, don't you think?
We finally broke down and turned on the heat yesterday morning. Overnight lows dipped down into the 30s, and I was forced to wear socks for the first time in five months. Thanks to those chilly temperatures, peak fall color is fast approaching. There should be a dazzling show by next weekend!
Finished this week//
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
This book lives up to all the praise you've been hearing - 5 stars!
The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
Have I mentioned lately how much I love Trollope?
Favorite quotes from this week's reading:
Let her who is 40 call herself 40; but if she can be young in spirit at 40, let her show that she is so.
The little sacrifices of society are all made by women, as are also the great sacrifices of life.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
A library book I'm dying to read... and the due date is looming.
Neverwhere by Neil GaimanAdmittedly outside my comfort zone. I've never read Gaiman, but am tempted by this readlaong at Bookfoolery. Besides, it will help will my less than stellar RIP effort this year. I'll make a decision soon. Have you read this one?
On the blog//
Book Brief: So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures by Maureen Corrigan
Pages From the Past: My 2001 Reading Journal
Tuesday Intro: Did You Ever Have a Family
Book club meeting//
I hosted our monthly book club meeting on Friday. We generally meet in the morning, but gathered at 4:00 this time and had a near-record ten members attend. There was a very lively discussion of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Most found it to be a difficult read due to the subject mater, but we unanimously agreed that it was important to do so. My review is here.
Next month we will discuss Out Stealing Horses by Per Pettersen.
Are you in a book club? Which book has generated the best discussion this year?
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.