Weather: It has been hot and muggy. Today is sunny. We are also under air quality danger advisement due to forest fires in the region making the air smokey.
Vacation: We got back from a week-long vacation/family reunion last Sunday. Twenty-two members of my family converged at a resort in Central Oregon for a fun week of swimming, eating, playing games, hiking, golfing, meeting new family members, bird-watching, reading, sleeping, boating, rock-skipping, floating, mountain climbing, frisbee-golfing, communing with nature, arm wrestling, story-telling, food-trucking, singing (yes, singing), and mini-golfing. I love my family and feel so blessed.
|The big guy is Fudge.|
Books read since my last Sunday Salon in mid-July (click on title for review):
- Stitches: A Handbook of Meaning, Hope, and Repair by Anne Lamott. I found this to have some really important messages of hope I needed to hear right now. Print.
- The Cold Millions by Jess Walter. A book club selection about the labor riots in Washington State in the early 1900s. Audio.
- Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. We listened to this book on our way to and from our vacation locale. Loved it. Audio.
- One of Ours by Willa Cather. My Classics Club spin selection for the summer. The book was longer than it seemed at first glance. E-book.
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Based on the experiences of a real person, a Jewish man, who was forced to tattoo prisoners arriving in Auschwitz. Another book club selection. Print and audio. 75% complete.
- Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. A past Pulitzer Prize winner. A collection of stories about people of Indian descent. Print. 22% complete.
- The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. The Pulitzer Prize winner from this year and an upcoming book club selection. Audio. 9% complete.
A few funny/philosophical thoughts to amuse you this Sunday:
Have a wonderful week!