Happy New Year! No resolutions, no regrets, no promises to keep, just a recap of the week’s reading and viewing:
What I finished this past week: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, reviewed in the post immediately preceding this one and Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin–two books tied for second place on my “Best Books Published in 2016 That I Read” List. First place went to Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Look for a review of Swans soon.
Currently Reading: Coming of Age in Mississippi, The Jealous Heart, The Bone People, all novels; and.The Sunday Edition of the Houston Chronicle.
Just Started: Max the Mighty, a YA novel that promises to be a quick but interesting read.
Watched: Film: The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) a DVD, Christmas present from my brother.
TV: The “Scorpion” Thanksgiving episode (suspenseful as usual); “Poldark” season finale on PBS; “Masterpiece Classic” on PBS, three episodes of this season’s “Indian Summer;” “Gray’s Anatomy” season finale (finished up, was interrupted the previous week), what a cliffhanger!
Accomplished: All Christmas decorations taken down and packed away for another year and caught up on my correspondence.
I am looking forward to 2017 as a good year optimistic that things, if they change, will change for the better. I hope that you readers will continue to stop by or consider following this blog in the coming year.