I get Stanley Tucci. We are both of the same vintage, grew up in rural NY state (his Westchester was pretty rural at that time and my central NY still is), we both had Italian immigrant grandparents, and food and family were what mattered most. Our grandfathers both made wine... the way he described that musty smell of his grandparents' cellar took me back to the 1960s. Several anecdotes he shared could have occurred in my own extended family, and that recognition had me laughing out loud.
This little volume is 150 pages of graphic bookish goodness. These depictions of life as a bookworm had me chuckling and nodding my head in agreement. Thank you to the several bloggers who recently wrote about this book. I found it on hoopla available for immediate download via my library. If you're reading this blog, I suspect this is a book you'd love too!
This book has lingered on my shelf for a couple of years, but its time is finally here. The "last castle" is George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. I have visited The Biltmore a couple of times over the years, but would like to see it again while this book is fresh in my mind. Maybe this summer? I'm just past the halfway mark now and enjoying it as a read/listen combination.
I know it's Nonfiction November, but there are times when my brain just needs fiction... and my library hold of Elizabeth Strout's latest novel arrived. She has long been a favorite author and although I've just started this one, I'm already loving it.
On the blog// Nonfiction November Week #1: My Year in Nonfiction
The week ahead//
Nonfiction November moves into week two with Book Pairings hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey. I'm hoping to have that post for you on Tuesday.
We will be celebrating my husband's birthday this weekend. Daughter #1 and her boyfriend arrive Thursday evening for a long weekend of festivities. I can't wait!
I'm finally getting a haircut and highlights this week! After having my September appointment in NY cancelled due to a Covid outbreak at the salon, the situation is dire.
How did your week go? What are you reading?