Friday, May 12, 2017

Weekend reads and nor'easter-y Mama's Day!

This morning started chilly and drizzly but there's some sun peeking out, although it seems like it's going to be a cold, wet weekend.

My mother is flying in today for the weekend, which is a great treat, although our one big plan -- to attend Lilac Sunday -- has fallen through because, apparently, there's going to be a nor'easter on Sunday! I'll say right now I only like nor'easters if it comes with a snow day on Monday; otherwise, I've got no use for 'em!

As we're a two mama house, we'll be juggling giving each other Mama's Day time, so there will a little reading, lots of noshing, some sight seeing, and plenty of Unabridged Toddler time.

For those of you who are mamas, happy mother's day to you! And for those of you for whom this weekend is less fun because of problematic or missing mothers, you've got my love. I hope it isn't too painful.

My weekend read is Jenni L. Walsh's Becoming Bonnie, a historical novel about one half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. I've also started another half dozen books because why not?, including We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which is my book club's pick for May.

What are you reading this weekend?


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you! I hope the weather's not too bad. I'll be watching to see what you think of Becoming Bonnie.

  2. Happy Mother's Day! I already celebrated as Mothering Sunday (NOt "Mother's Day" which is an American invention) happened back in March. I'm reading one of your half-dozen, The White Road, plus proceeding slowly with a couple of research books on Victorian subjects.

  3. We have a lilac mother's day thing in the Chicago area too. It must be "a thing." I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!