Generally, I read books, and I like them. Sometimes I read books, and I love them. And, even more rarely, I read books and I enjoy them. Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day-by-Day was a book that I read and I enjoyed. Year of Wonder is a compilation of short writings about classical musical pieces, one for each day of the year. I read the daily essay and then listened on Spotify to the musical selection. And I marked each selection that I especially liked and made a playlist of my own on Spotify. It was a delightful experience.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy...98% complete
The Novel Cure: From 751 Books to Cure What Ails You...42% complete
The Salt Path...36% complete
I heard Jane Smiley speak this week with Houston's Brazos Bookstore on Zoom. Happily this completely meshed with the arrival of Jane Smiley's new book, Perestroika in Paris at my house.
I really enjoyed our local book club discussion on Zoom. Everyone liked the book, The Lions of Fifth Avenue. Amazing!
Good Thing #1:
Good Thing #2:
I joined the FeederWatch project last week. In two days, I saw ten different species of birds, including the goldfinch above.
Good Thing #3:
We've finished our discussions about our favorite fiction picture books from 2020, and we have decided on our Cybils shortlist. I can't reveal anything until January 1st, 2021.
How was your week?
I'm happy 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 often 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.