What I Read Last Week
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Saint Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sea Lions in the Parking Lot by Lenora Todaro ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Three Princes of Serendip by Rodaan Al Galidi ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I had a great reading week. I send a big thank you to those of you who recommended Crying in H Mart. It took me to that deeply sad place of loss that author Michelle Zauner experienced after the death of her mother. My only complaint would be that it might have also focused, for me, a bit too much on food.
I also read three great new children's books. I put off reading Merci SuMerci SuMerci Su
What I Am Reading Now
The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki (Fiction)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown (Nonfiction)
The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher (Food Nonfiction)
The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher (Food Nonfiction)
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (Classic)
It's time to nominate your favorite children's and YA books from 2021 for the Cybils Awards!
Please nominate your favorites here from now until October 15.
I heard the most marvelous conversation about books and writing through Inprint Houston last week. Elizabeth McCracken interviewed Ruth Ozeki about Ozeki's new book,The Book of Form and Emptiness. Both McCracken and Ozeki teach writing, and the ideas they shared...and their thoughts about Ozeki's book...marvelous.
The 2021 National Book Festival is over, but you can still experience it through the archive of authors here.
Keep your spirits up with the Optimistic October calendar from Action for Happiness.
Good Thing #1
My comadre (my daughter-in-law's mother) bought this beautiful plate
of cookies from Reuter's Bakery for me to take home
when we were in Chicago. Delicious.
Good Thing #2
My granddaughter, Annie, and her family spent the weekend with us
last week, and Annie made this handsome portrait of me for my refrigerator.
Good Thing #3
We had a party on our last day of water aerobics class.
We ate a yummy potluck breakfast with
a spinach quiche, sausages, homemade bread,
fresh berries, deviled eggs, cinnamon rolls, and more.
We are planning to get together for an outdoor lunch once a month during winter.
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.