Welcome to my Coffee Chat, in which I talk about both bookish and not so bookish things. Check on over at Bookishly Boisterous to see other participants.
My birthday was last Wednesday, but I have been in a celebratory mood that started before my birthday and continued through today, when I had lunch with a friend and former colleague. We’ve been friends/colleagues since 1972. Today we had lunch at The Olive Garden, and I thoroughly enjoyed the salad, the pasta, and the pumpkin cheesecake. Not to mention the Mango Martini.
- This week has brought enjoyable books to read. Since Sunday, I’ve read The Surrogate, by Louise Jensen (click titles for reviews); and Y is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton.
- Currently I am reading Unraveling Oliver, by Liz Nugent, and Seven Days of Us, by Francesca Hornak.
- I’ve started watching Netflix again, and enjoyed a documentary featuring Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.
- I am planning to dive into Greenleaf.
- I think I’m ready to read some Christmas books, and last week I downloaded Merry & Bright.
- My granddaughter Aubrey, who is studying in Prague for the semester, is also seeing lots of surrounding countries; she shared this photo snapped in Copenhagen…
- How did November get here already? I still can’t believe so many months have gone by…and I am hoping for a good holiday season, but the disasters of the past few months have left a dark aura. I am trying to cheer myself up with some trinkets:
What is your week looking like so far? Plans for the holidays?