It's another Sunday morning in Sanibel... 80 degrees at 8:15 AM, 90% humidity, and a 'feels like' temperature of 88. This is the warmest early morning yet and a sure sign the we're heading into summer. Despite these temperature, it's still surprisingly comfortable in the shade and on the beach. But it's also easier to justify a little quiet time in the middle of the day for reading!
Finished this week//
The Past by Tessa Hadley
Cape May by Chip Cheek
This is debut novel, set in 1957 Cape May, features a newlywed couple from Georgia honeymooning in the deserted New Jersey resort town during the off-season. I was expecting something like On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (which I loved) but that's not the case at all. I've passed the 50% mark and don't think this is going to end well...
And speaking of not ending well, I'm also still reading The Mueller Report and it's riveting!
Nearing the end of Volume I, I continue to be amazed/alarmed by the many points of contact between Russia and the Trump Campaign, Trump business world, and Trump transition team.
Despite all the interactions, Russians frequently encountered bumbling ineptness (ineptitude?) from team Trump. An email from Cohen was never received because Cohen mistyped one letter in the email address. As Putin, through the Russian Embassy, tried to congratulate Trump for his election victory, Hope Hicks forwarded the message to Kushner for evaluation because we ”Don’t want to get duped but don’t want to blow off Putin!" And there is much more.
Fascinating stuff here, folks...
by Beth Macy
This book provides a sobering overview of the opioid crisis in America today and how we got here. I've got a little over an hour left in the audio and should finish today or tomorrow.
On the blog//
Book Brief: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
A question about comments//
Do you allow anonymous comments?
I currently have the 'who can comment?' setting on anyone. This includes anonymous comments. Although I moderate comments on posts more than a few days old, there has been a surprising increase in the number of spam comments.
The more restrictive setting is "user with Google account"... is that the setting most of you use?
Does anyone who comments here NOT have a google account?
Despite using the least restrictive setting, I know some readers still have trouble commenting. When using an Apple product, I am only able to comment on other blogger blogs if I use the Google Chrome browser. Safari doesn't work. It's all very frustrating.
The week ahead//
As our time here winds down, we don't have an awful lot planned this week. The air conditioner is getting serviced, I need to pick the paint color for a bedroom, get the handyman here for a few odd jobs, and start cooking to fill my father-in-law's freezer for the summer months. I would also like to take a trip up to St. Petersburg to visit the Chihuly Collection and possibly The Dali Museum.
How was your week? What have you been reading?