Well, that was a week. First came the remnants of Patricia. Plenty of rain, but the real issue here was wind. And then Halloween - so much more fun this year with Twin A, her boyfriend, and Winston the guinea pig all here for a visit. We enjoyed wine tasting and lunch at a local winery, pumpkin carving, pie baking, and welcoming the trick-or-treaters... all two of them.
Today my family was here for a lasagna dinner, and soon we'll turn on the World Series. I sure hope the Mets can come up with a win. All in all, a very good weekend!
It was a good week in reading, too.
Finished this week//
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
This novel will be released in January. I loved it and will have more to say soon.
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
We'll be discussing this at book club on Friday. It started out strong, but won't end up on my list of favorites. I'll write a full post after the meeting.
The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
It's good to be back in Barsetshire! This is a read/listen combination (again) for me and the final book in the series. I'll be sorry to see it end.
New books in the house//
Light Years by James Salter
An author I've been meaning to try for years, this sounds like my kind of story.
On the blog//
Weekend Cooking: Butternut Squash Quinoa Casserole
Celebrating 7 Years: I'll Keep Blogging
Pages From the Past: My 2002 Reading Journal
Book Review: The Deep End by Julie Mulhern
Around the blogosphere//
I love this event and can't wait for it all to get started tomorrow.
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Emma by Jane Austen Readalong
Can there be a better way to mark Emma's 200th anniversary? Coming in December, details are at Dolce Bellezza. You are welcome to join us:)
That's all from me... I think I have time for a chapter or two of Trollope before the game. How was your week? Did you read something good?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.