Hello Saloners! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend, whatever it has brought you.
It’s been a busy week chez Musings, as I spent most of it out of town. My mom moved into a retirement community, and I was on hand to assist with last-minute preparations and see her through the process. Everything went fine and she is very happy with her new place. My dad is in a different facility due to his care needs, but I’m hopeful we can bring them closer together in the coming months. Still, this week marked a major milestone for them and I’m glad we got through it.
So as you can imagine, I didn’t read as much as I do in a normal week. I spent more time knitting, and made great progress on the second sock in a pair I’m really looking forward to wearing. I also stumbled across a gorgeous yarn shop just blocks from Mom’s apartment, and acquired supplies for several future projects. If you’re ever in Cincinnati, be sure to check out Hank, a Yarn Boutique — I know I’ll be back every time I visit my parents.
But back to books … I managed to carve out a little time each day, and lots of time during my flights, to read Barchester Towers. This chunkster is perfect for the Kindle; it would have been a pain to carry around otherwise. I’m about 40% through the book, and enjoying it very much. Trollope has a great wit and loves to poke fun at the clergy and church politics. I’m reading this as part of a tutored read on LibraryThing, where another member explains a lot of the societal background which is very helpful and interesting.
Because I’ve read a little ahead of the tutored read, I decided to pick up Barbara Comyns’ The Vet’s Daughter last night. I’m not very far along yet, but I’m intrigued. I’ve heard this book described as intense with some comic / ironic elements, and so far it’s living up to that description.
The week ahead promises to be a busy one, as I catch up at work after my time away. But then I’m off during Thanksgiving week, and am looking forward to travel-free family time.
Reading anything interesting this week?