Finished: The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant. What a delicious, thought-provoking read! Will probably review it here tomorrow. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui, a wonderful graphic novel/memoir (reviewed here yesterday) and the Sunday Edition of The Houston Chronicle my Sunday afternoon “guilty pleasure.” A children’s book, Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris , illustrated by Vincent X Kirsch. I will review this soon; it is special.
Started: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (author of Rules of Civility). I am only on page 109, the beginning of Book Two and am already asking, “What else has this author written? I want to read more of his stuff soon.”
Looking at next: 25 reviews of chapters of Zinsser’s On Writing Well, which have to be graded by Wednesday. Since the students had their pick of one of eight chapters, all eight chapters had to be read first (which was a delight). I have been wanting to “get this in” for several semesters now and finally was able to. I am not complaining but looking forward to grading for a change!
This was a busy week for us all. Some “good” busy, some not so good. The cat, Lena, is upset because she seldom has so many people in and out of her house. A man’s home may be his castle, but so is a cat’s home, especially when the cat is fifteen years old (that’s 79 in human years–it is figured based on chronological age and the weight of the cat.)
Before I wax philosophical, I’m going to go start those papers.