(at Corkscrew Swamp)
March, already? I really didn't mean to disappear for so long. A February reading slump is starting to become a habit and, unfortunately, this year it included blogging too. The one week break I planned for my sister's visit stretched into two, and then three. You know how it goes.
I'm still in Florida and loving every moment... the beach, my bike, the birds. Even more surprising (especially given the size of our kitchen here), I've been experimenting with quite a few new recipes. A Weekend Cooking post is brewing in my draft folder.
Reading, however, has been another story. After finally finishing the monstrously long City on Fire (my review), nothing caught or held my interest for a couple of weeks. Finally, while my husband was back home working last week, I managed to finish a few books:
Death with an Ocean View by Noreen Wald
A fun little cozy mystery set in South Florida. I'll post a short review soon.
What Maisie Knew by Henry JamesThe rest of my read-along group finished and posted their thoughts, while I lagged behind. I nearly always appreciate Henry, but somehow reading him in Florida didn't seem quite right. Strange... I plan to watch the recent film version and share some thoughts afterwards.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon KrakauerI downloaded the audiobook from audible and borrowed the ebook from the library. Have a feeling this one is going to make me very angry.
by Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
My library hold arrived... at last.
Beach Music by Pat ConroyIn light of Pat Conroy's recent death, it's probably time to reread Beach Music. I've been a loyal fan for decades and consider this book an all-time favorite... even though I remember very little about the plot.
In other bookish news//
Have you heard about Litsy? It's a new app (Apple only for now) that's kind of like Instagram for books. Readers share photos, quotes, and short comments or reviews. Another social media platform is the last thing I really need, but this is fun and easy. I'm Lakesidemusing there, too. Check it out!
We've already been to the Farmer's Market and now I'm off for a walk on the beach.... think I'll start listening to Missoula. My FIL will join us for dinner this evening. Daughter #1 is visiting for a few more days. She starts an exciting new job (still in Manhattan) on the 14th.
Hope you've had a good few weeks. What have you been reading?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.