Good morning, friends. Although we still lack snow, it certainly feels like Christmas is here. Daughter #1 arrived last night and is home for a week... now we can finally decorate the tree! The lights have been on since early December, but we wait until everyone is home before adding ornaments. Even more exciting is the fact that my shopping is done - and mostly wrapped! Tomorrow we begin baking.
Earlier in the week, we had our last college move-out day. Twin A completed her coursework and now has several months free...her job begins next summer. Hopefully she'll spend some time with us in FL this winter.
On to the books...
by Anthony Trollope
Just started this one. Should be perfect reading for the holiday week... plus it's Trollope!
by Jessica Wapner, narrated by Heather Henderson
Remember how I complained about On Immunity not containing enough hard science? That's definitely not the case here. This book is excellent.
Emma by Jane Austen
Finished on Jane's birthday - very fitting! I loved it and will try to write a post before the end of the month.
New books in the house//
Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
An Oxford World's Classics edition, to be released in March.
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
Another kindle daily deal...
On the blog//
Weekend Cooking: Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quinoa
Book Brief: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Pages From the Past: My 2004 Reading Journal
Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton
My Classics Club spin book is a novella.
Contemplating Projects for 2016//
Although I haven't been good about writing actual review posts, you all know how much I've enjoyed reading Trollope's Barsetshire Chronicles this year. I'd like to do something similar in 2016. So far, the possibilities include:
Trollope's Palliser series. Six novels, one every two months, just like this year... But is it too soon for another year of Trollope? Maybe a few stand-alone novels would be better.
The Forsyte Chronicles series by John Galsworthy - 9 novels plus several 'interludes' divided into three volumes. I read the first volume a decade ago and loved it.
A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell- 12 novels, divided into 4 'movements' sounds like a perfect yearlong project.Are you interested in any of these projects? If one series is clearly more appealing, it might help me decide. As I've said before, classics are more fun with friends :)
The week ahead//
I'm going to step away from the blog this week and spend time with my family. I'll be back after Christmas with the yearly wrap-up post and 'best of' list. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.