What a joy it was to be with our son, Ben, and his wife, Lisa, for Lisa's birthday last weekend in Chicago! We have missed seeing them so much over the course of the pandemic, and we eagerly spent our time together catching each other up on all the things we've been doing since we were last together. Chicago weather was fabulous, with just a hint of fall in the air, and we loved talking with Ben and Lisa and Lisa's parents, who live in Chicago, too, and we had a great time meeting Ben and Lisa's new puppy, Jordan. Fingers crossed will we get together again at Christmastime.
What I Read
The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
(Young Readers Edition) by Anton Treuer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What I Am Reading
The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher (Food Nonfiction)
Saint Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton (Spirituality)
The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher (Food Nonfiction)
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (Classic)
The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson (Fiction)
I posted my list of Books I Hope to Read This Fall. Happily, I've already read two of the books on my list. I am always glad to hear more recommendations, so please share away.
I read and reviewed The Hands On French Cookbook: Connect with French through Simple, Healthy Cooking also last week. The Hands On French Cookbook combines learning French with cooking French food. Pretty intriguing, right?
The 2021 Cybils judges have been announced!
Congratulations to all who were chosen to judge this year.
I hope you will all consider nominating your favorite children's and YA books from 2021.
Nominations open on October 1.
Good Thing #3
All of us together in Chicago!
I'm happy you joined us here at the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place 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.