Happy Easter from Sanibel! It's been another busy week with a couple of social events, three trips to the Apple store, and a hair appointment... in addition to my regular routine. The GOOD news is that my computer, a five-year-old MacBook Air, has been repaired and updated at no charge, but the BAD news is that I don't seem to be able to leave comments on blogger blogs! I'm signed into my blogger/google account, then I visit your blogs and try to comment, I'm prompted me to sign in again, but it won't let me. Very frustrating. Any suggestions?
Finished this week//
byJoan Biskupic, narrated by Carrington MacDuffie
I read (and loved!) Sotomayor's memoir, My Beloved World, a few years ago and found Breaking In to overlap quite a bit. However, the memoir ended as Sotomayor was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by George W. Bush in 1991. This book covers her judicial career (through its 2014 publication) as well as the politics surrounding appointments and advancement. The audio was well done and the book enhanced my understanding of the many behind-the-scenes maneuvers involved in judicial appointments. It's well worth a read. I'll post a Book Brief soon.
The Past by Tessa Hadley
I'm not making a lot of progress on this book, but really like it just the same. Tessa Hadley's writing is wonderful and the premise is right up my alley - an extended family gathers at their old country home/estate for what may be the last time before it's sold. The story is unfolding at a leisurely pace now, but I'm sure there will be plenty of secrets and maybe even a scandal or two ahead!
by Oyinkan Braithwaite, narrated by Adepero Oduye
This is one weird story!! I started listening on my walk yesterday evening and am not sure where this one is going. BUT... it's gotten positive reviews from trusted bloggers, I like the narration, and it's short. The audio is just over four hours, so I'm on board.
On the blog//
Book Brief: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
In the kitchen//
Nothing too exciting this week. We ate a lot of salads since many of the Publix kits were buy one, get one free. I bought a rotisserie chicken to add a little more protein.
For a midweek neighborhood gathering, I made these Ham and Cheese Pastry Pinwheels. They were good, maybe a little bland, but I was glad to try something different. They disappeared quickly.
My father-in-law is coming over for Easter dinner a little later. In addition to the traditional ham and side dishes, I'm going to try this Simple Sesame Asparagus. We're having Blueberry Crumble Pie for dessert.
The week ahead//
Our "season" is winding down and the island is getting a little quieter. We're having friends for cocktails one night, meeting another couple for dinner later in the week, and have one end-of-season reception to attend... a little more socializing than I'd like, but we won't see most of these people again until fall.
I'm starting to consider our route north... maybe stops in Savannah (or possibly Charleston) and then somewhere around DC. We'll see what my husband has planned.
How was your week? What have you been reading?
**4/23 Update: I installed google chrome and the problem is solved... for now!