It’s been another busy week over here and I didn’t have as much time to read as I would like. I guess I just have to learn that life is sometimes like that and take things as they come.
Basketball season is in full swing now as both kids had their first games. I was able to watch my son’s (as you saw in the pictures in my Saturday Snapshot post), but I have yet to see my daughter play. Because of the way practices and games are scheduled, my husband and I have to tag team things and he’s in charge of the girl and I’ve got the boy!
I keep forgetting to add this, but here we go…
Last Week on the Blog:
What I finished reading this week:
I only finished on book (an audiobook) this week.
G.I. Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi (narrated by Tania Rodrigues)
Growing up in Salem, Oregon, my mother and I would frequently visit a tea room called The Tudor Rose, run by a woman my mother called “a War Bride.” I credit that establishment for planting the seed of my Anglophile tendencies and I’ve always wanted to know about the women who would marry American soldiers and begin new lives an ocean away. This particular book follows the stories of 4 women, beginning with their wartime lives and following them through the war and their lives later in the United States. All I will say is that these four women had very different experiences. I did have a little problem keeping the four stories straight, although I think that was due to my listening rather than reading this book. Then I found this website, which not only put faces to the women, but helped me to remember which story belonged to which woman. Once that was taken care of, I really enjoyed this book and would love to read more about the War Brides.
- Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
- Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love by Keith S. Wilson (poetry)
- A Very Stable Genius by Phillip Rucker and Carol Leoning, narrated by Hillary Huber (audiobook)