Do you see that sliver of a sunset? It seems that "rainy season" has arrived in southwest Florida and, after a week of gorgeous sunsets, this was all we got on Friday evening. The humidity is oppressively high and it was already 80 degrees when I went for my walk early this morning. Good thing I've found a mostly shaded route! I think I'll be ready to head north at the end of the month... although it looks like it might be just as warm there!
Finished last week//
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry, narrated by the author
This was a read/listen combination, but I primarily listened on my morning walks. An interesting combination of memoir and travelogue with plenty of history for background and context, I'll have a short review later this week.
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
My second five-star read of the month, this was just so much fun! Get on your library's hold list now and keep an eye out for my thoughts later in the week.
The Promise by Damon Galgut
This is the 2021 Booker Prize winner and my current read/listen combination. It's much more literary than the last couple of novels I read and a welcome change of pace. I purchased the book in NYC last month and downloaded the audio, narrated by Peter Noble, from my library via hoopla. I'm about halfway through it now.
On the blog//
In the kitchen//
The focus of my meal-planning last week was on emptying the freezer and I made good progress. I'm trying to use up pantry staples, too. Since I stuck with recipes from the regular rotation, there aren't any new ones to share.
But, we did enjoy splitting this delicious margarita flight for our TGIF lunch at 400 Rabbits. That was definitely a highlight of the week!
The week ahead//
We will focus on packing and prepping for our trip north this week. I also have a checkup with my dermatologist, then lunch with my SIL as a reward. It's hard to believe we are closing in on Memorial Day weekend. Our plan is to hang out here and enjoy one final weekend at the beach. Do you have special plans?
That's it for me...how was your week? What are you reading today?
The Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz.
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.