Monday, March 26, 2018
It's Monday, What Are You Reading?
Posted by JaneGS
First time doing this meme but I read others' posts pretty faithfully and like the format.
Finished this week
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atchison - I loved A God in Ruins, and was impressed by Time After Time. This is her first novel and spans the twentieth century, chronicling a family in York. Interesting, occasionally funny, often heartbreaking.
Just now starting The Paradise by Emile Zola - another book set in France, another classic, very excited to read it.
Next up for GoodReads Tuesday Read-A-Long group is Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. I don't think I've read--if so, it's so long ago that it doesn't count. Very excited to dive into a great mystery.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - all about building a cathedral in England in the 12th century during the civil war caused by Stephen and Matilda (daughter of Henry I and mother of Henry II). Absolutely loving it and eager to finish it so that I can watch the mini-series.
Also listening to Edith Piaf after watching La Vie en Rose a few weeks ago as well as Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, both inspired by Mozart in the Jungle (see below).
Rewatching Mozart in the Jungle, from the beginning in order to fully appreciate season 4.
Watched Saving Private Ryan for the first time over the weekend--what an intense, powerful movie..
Two more episodes to watch in the upteenth rewatching of A Year in Provence.
In the kitchen, the garden, etc.
Dug sheep and peat into the raised beds, and planted spinach, lettuce, garlic, leeks, and onions. Trimmed the out-of-control thorny yellow rose bush. Resumed work on my son's quilt after letting it lie dormant since November.
The week ahead
Easter Brunch at my niece's house!
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.