It is back to reading, coming with a few rainy days in a row. I had about finished up several books, so this past few days, I have started a few “new” ones. Striving to work some non-fiction into my reading, my “grandson” loaned me a very readable non-fiction work by Luis Alberto Urrea, The Devil’s Highway, which deals with immigrants’ desperate attempts to achieve a better life in this country and the work of the US Border Patrol. I am only on chapter two, but am thoroughly “hooked.” I am looking forward to reading more on this book this coming week.
Last week I started a unique review of Philosophy 101 in novel form in the YA “classic”, Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaardner. The introduction to this, the 20th anniversary edition, by the author is enough to stimulate anyone’s curiosity, and the novel itself is extremely engaging. In a week’s time I have read a little over one half of this hefty, thought provoking, mysterious novel. I also began Garth Stein’s (author of Racing in the Rain) A Sudden Light, also a mysterious, somewhat supernatural novel written in 2014. I am only on chapter seven, which is scarcely into the book, as the chapters are pleasantly short. All of these books are keeping me reading. I am also continuing with Gary Pegoda’s Who Is Human? on my Kindle app on my laptop. I am definitely going to ask for a real Kindle for my birthday coming up, for the glare does not allow me to read for long periods of time. The story just keeps getting more and more interesting, and although I cannot predict where it is going, I want to keep reading to find out.
We have been turning the house upside down and inside out, placing new furniture and moving pieces from room to room. Our sixteen year old cat, Lena, is most upset because nothing is where it used to be (except for the granite topped table in the breakfast room and the large dining room table and assorted furniture in the dining room), and she seems somewhat disoriented and confused. As long as she has her “box”, food and water bowls, and a window next to the window seat to look out of, I think she will be fine.
The PWR ladies met last Sunday (I was too exhausted to do a Sunday (Evening) Post last week because we had such a good time, and although our numbers were small, we had a lovely visit, and we were able to send attendees home with sandwiches for husbands for supper and various baggies full of “snacks” for the coming week.) It was a matter of quality time, and considering that it was Memorial Day Weekend and many had family plans, I was especially pleased. Everyone took home some books to read, and a couple brought books to loan and magazines for my Bookworm Club (which will meet in July)which we will use to cut up for vocabulary “projects.”
It was a good week, and the week ahead promises to hold many good things as well. I wish the same for you and yours.