THIS WEEK IN REFLECTION
It was another week of classes, though no special events. We had to sign how to cook chicken tortillas as described by an incredibly bland person on a recording, and at the end she says something like, “Woops, I forgot to tell you to buy tortillas, go back to the store and get them.” As we’re signing along, one big goal is don’t put your cutting board on top of your wok or your chicken on the counter and your plate on top of your chicken. You gotta see all of this in front of you.
Biscuit and I started reading a much harder book about a multi-talented creative individual, and the book is called Herbert Woodward Martin and the African American Tradition. We just read a trilogy of fluffy novels and decided to get back to something more substantial. Biscuit’s first reaction was, “I haaaaate iiiiit!” I think we’re coming along though, lol. She usually hates most things we read in the beginning, and it’s something I’ve come to expect and find joy in, because by the end of club Biscuit is sharing ideas and asking questions and coming up with analysis I’d never considered — and is ready to continue with the next section of reading.
This week mainly was propelling me toward the weekend. We left Indiana on Friday to head into central Michigan for a combo birthday for my Nick and my brother. They’re both 40. I compared pictures from Nick’s 30th and his 40th, and I’m not sure he’s changed much.
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POST
I’m not sure I was terribly enthusiastic about Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen, and perhaps that comes through in my review. I wanted to do it justice because I know many folks who read this blog are historical fiction fans. I hadn’t expected the history and the dry humor, nor was I prepared for the court testimony or the odd choice for the narrator.
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POST
I’m going to do things a bit differently this coming week at Grab the Lapels. In the past I’ve hosted book blog tours that I organized, and one that I remember well was Shelia Lamb. Her Brigid books are memorable, and I was saddened when I heard they were out of print. Well, now they’re back, so I’m doing two posts this week: 1) an updated Meet the Writer with author Sheila Lamb, whom I asked questions specifically about what it’s like to publish an out-of-print book, why do it, did she change anything, etc., and 2) an excerpt from one of the novels with footnotes to her thoughts. Come check them out Tuesday then Thursday!
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
Owned Books on TBR at Beginning of Year: 202
Owned Books on TBR Last Week: 195
Owned Books on TBR Today: 194