It’s amazing to have a week not dominated by election-related fear. Besides working, I was able to go on a few long walks, enjoy family time, and plan a few minor home improvements with my husband.
What did I read during the last week?
The Children of Red Peak by Craig DiLouie: Really powerful and disturbing read. My review is here.
Mythos by Stephen Fry: A fabulous audiobook! My review is here.
To Have and To Hoax by Martha Waters: Light-hearted Regency romance. My review is here.
Pop culture & TV:
My new obsession is The White Queen on Starz. As of this writing, I have one episode left, and I have to force myself to go to sleep instead of staying up to an unreasonable hour just to finish. I love it. The cast is phenomenal, and I just can’t look away. I’m sure that I’m going to want to continue straight onward to The White Princess once I finish.
And by the way, this little book I picked up a few years ago has been invaluable! I’m not well-read when it comes to the War of the Roses and lines of descent, so I’ve kept this guide by my side through every episode:
See? TV is educational!
In other royal-related viewing, I’m so excited that the new season of The Crown is here! Can’t wait to dive in.
Puzzle of the week:
This one was hard work! It kept me good and occupied for a few days straight this week.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. (Desiderius Erasmus)
Okay, that’s not entirely true for me (I do buy food!), but it’s pretty darn close. I had some Amazon credits this week, and stumbled across books in their 3-for-2 sale, and well… just couldn’t resist.
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware: My book group book for November. I’ve just barely started, but I’m pretty intrigued so far.
Now playing via audiobook:
Clanlands by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish: You haven’t lived until you’ve listened to these two Outlander stars narrate their way along a whisky-infused road trip through Scotland. So much fun.
Outlander Book Club is re-reading Outlander! We’re reading and discussing one chapter per week. This week: Chapter 23, “Return to Leoch”.
And dare I say it? It’s time for part 2 of Don Quixote. My book group is reading and discussing three chapters per week. Wish me luck!
So many books, so little time…