Sunday, September 12, 2021
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Labor Day weekend... the end of "meteorological" summer. It's getting dark a little earlier and the evening air has a chill. I haven't seen any changing leaves here in southern CT, but it's certainly started in central New York. Where did the summer go?
We had several visits from our NYC daughters, caught up with old CT friends, explored the historic town of Essex, and (thanks to Henri) even spent a few days in NY with my parents. In spite of all that, I still managed to finish five books. BUT one was a play and one was an extended short story, so not very impressive on the reading front.
- The Street by Ann Petry - 4.5/5 stars, classic
- A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams - 3/5 stars, classic, play
- The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor - 4/5 stars, classic fiction
- We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange - 4/5 stars, contemporary fiction
- The Sixth Wedding by Elin Hilderbrand -3/5 stars, expended short story
My favorite August book:
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
It's September and you know what that means... RIP is back! Now in its 16th year, RIP - Readers Imbibing Peril - has a home at @perilreaders on Instagram and twitter. The event, which runs through Halloween, encourages readers everywhere to enjoy:
- Dark Fantasy
Visit @perilreaders to check out various challenges and information on this year's group read.
I'm not a big mystery reader, I definitely don't read horror, and have never gotten into fantasy either, but there are still plenty of books on my RIP tbr. These are the ones I hope to read this year:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (reread)
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley (audio)
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed by Helene Tursten (release date 10/5)
Are you participating in RIP this year?