Weekly Update, take two...
I don't know how it happened, but I somehow just deleted this post instead of saving it. To make matters worse, blogger's "undo" option doesn't appear to be working today. Grrrrr!
Anyway... I've spent most of the week trying to adjust to last weekend's time change. I'm ready to go extra early in the morning and then dragging by dinnertime. It's been unseasonable warm all week, with a couple of record-breaking days in the 70s. The sunsets have been extraordinary, too ... just wish they didn't happen until after 5 PM.
Tuesday was Election Day. There were no big races, and a change in polling place was the most remarkable feature of the day. I have voted at the local high school for as long as I can remember. This year, amidst growing security concerns, voting was moved to a nearby church. It seemed very strange. Do people still vote in schools in your area?
This weekend has been extremely quiet. I started feeling sick after book club on Friday and have spend the last two days on the couch - reading, watching football, listening to audiobooks, and mostly just dozing. Nothing serious, just a slight fever, cold, and sore throat. Back to normal activities tomorrow...
The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony TrollopeI'm about a third done and enjoying this book very much. Several characters from previous novels have reappeared. I've also found some laugh-out-loud funny passages, but will not share them here as they aren't very funny unless you know the characters. However, the term "brazen-faced virago" may have been used to describe Bishop Proudie's wife.
Finished this week//
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (audio, narrated by the author)This book is based on a letter the author wrote to his 15-year-old son containing his thoughts on what it means to be a black man in America today. The audio is completely mesmerizing. The book is excellent and should be required reading for everyone. I plan to write a review soon, but if you're looking for a short book for Nonfiction November, I cannot recommend this highly enough.
New books in the house//
Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern (Country Club Murders #2)
The first book was so much fun. I'm hoping to read this one over Thanksgiving weekend.
Emma: 200th-Anniversary Annotated Edition by Jane Austen
For our December readalong, I couldn't resist the temptation of this beautiful edition.
On the blog//
The week ahead//
Thursday is my husband's birthday. We will celebrate with dinner at his favorite restaurant and then head to NYC for the weekend on Friday... assuming he doesn't get sick with whatever I have now. Fingers crossed.
How was your week? What are you reading?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.