Monday, November 30, 2015

It's Monday! (11/30/15)

It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was nice. And now, nothing but reading for three days. It's my reward for hosting Thanksgiving!
Last week, when I should have been cleaning my house for company, I finished these:
I've told you how I felt about Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes. It wasn't my cup of tea. Not that I think she's a bad writer or researcher.
Adriana Trigiani is known for her fiction, but I've had her memoir, Don't Sing at the Table on my bookshelves for years now. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. Judging by the title, the photo on the front, and her cookbook, I assumed it was going to be a food memoir. Wrong. It's actually an articulation of what her grandmothers taught her about life. It was sweet and simple, a nice read.

Last week, I started:

I picked up several audiobooks the last time I was at the library, so I'd have a selection. I forgot I picked up The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, but when I finished Unfamiliar Fishes, I immediately started it. At one time, I owned a copy of this book, but I never got around to reading it, so I donated or sold it. Now I'm thinking I'll buy another copy (wouldn't be the first time). It's a set of classic poems that Jacqueline Kennedy loved throughout her life, edited by her daughter Caroline Kennedy. It's a nice collection.
This week, I'll be reading books off my December reading list, probably three or four of them at once.

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