It's the week of Thanksgiving, and I have just returned from a very, very safe hiking trip in Arizona, and I feel hopeful about the world. While I was gone, the bad guy lost the election and a vaccine against the virus was found to be quite effective. Yes, the sad little man in the Oval Office has not conceded defeat. Yes, many foolish people are planning big Thanksgiving celebrations. Yes, cases of the virus are rising. Somehow, I'm still holding good things of the week close, and I'm keeping my mind on thankfulness.
Barn's burnt down---
I can see the moon.
I had six four-star reads last week. Because this is November, they were all nonfiction except for These is My Words, a fictional diary of the life of a pioneer in the Arizona Territories. While we were hiking in Arizona, I also read Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West, a book filled with new-to-me stories of the early years of the western part of America. The Home Edit and The Home Edit Life were both filled with great ways to organize your home. Plotted: A Literary Atlas is a book of maps of classic literature. And, finally, The Uncompromising Diary of Sallie McNeill, 1858-1867 is the actual diary of a woman who lived her whole life just down the road from me in the 1800s.
Our November book club read was All Creatures Great and Small. We also started watching the PBS series, first aired in 1978. All Creatures Great and Small is on a list of mood-boosting books, and I'm happy to say that it definitely is as advertised.
Three posts last week:
Good Thing #1: We shall eat turkey and mashed potatoes and hot rolls and pecan pie this week.
Good Thing #2: We shall think about what we are grateful for this week.
Good Thing #3: The Atlantic: 9 Poems for a Tough Winter
"Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on."
I'm delighted you found your way to the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week; it's a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there.
Some of the things we might talk about at the Sunday Salon:
- What was your week like?
- Read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
Other places where you may like to link up over the weekend are below. Click on the picture to visit the site.
My linkup for Sunday Salon is below.