Monday, November 2, 2015

It's Monday! (11/2/15)

It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Spent all day yesterday raking and bagging leaves. Even though we removed a tree and trimmed several others to within an inch of life, we still filled 21 bags! I hurt pretty much everywhere today, but we did have a nice meal out and a relaxing evening on the couch to celebrate.
Last week I finished one book:
The Reading Promise was a re-read for me, and I remember being a little annoyed with it the first time I read it. The annoyance was still there this time. It's a little too cute, and she doesn't talk about the books they read at all. She mentions titles here and there, but it's not a book about books, which I apparently expected even the second time.
Last week, I started:

I love books about food and about other cultures, so Driving Hungry was a natural choice. Mosler travels to Argentina, Germany, and New York City.
I was looking for a contemplative book, so I picked up The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating at the library. So far, so good. It's about a woman who is convalescing, and a friend brings her a snail to keep her company.
And I'm continuing with:

This week, The Art of Losing brought up several poems I've known for years. It was nice to read them again. I especially loved Jane Kenyon's "Let Evening Come". Such a beautiful poem, but I'd never necessarily thought about it in terms of death and grieving before.
And A Light in the Window became the thing I look forward to most during last week's bleak, cold mornings. The time change will help a little, but a good audio story does wonders, too. The narrator has the exact voice I imagine Father Tim having. What a great pairing. I think I'm enjoying this book even more than the first book in the series.
Who knows what I'll start next...

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