Friday, October 20, 2017

Weekend reads and it's cold and sunny like my mood...

It's been a week. On Wednesday, we euthanized my 19-year-old cat Olivia. It was sudden, but necessary, and I'm grateful we were able to do it at home where no one was stressed. We're now a cat-less house, and both Unabridged Toddler and I are planning visits to local shelters because we're not ready to be without animal vibes around.

The weather is decidedly fall here in Boston: blazingly sunny but crystal cold. The house is chilly because we haven't pulled out the AC units, so I'm having to bundle up which is not my favorite way to stay warm. (In this sense, hygge isn't really my jam. Candles and cocoa and roaring fires, yes; wool sweaters and socks, no ma'am.)

I'm in that weird place where I've got, like, seven books started, and I'm probably not more than fifty pages into any of them (other than Middlemarch). I blame work, and stress over the cat, but I'm looking forward to biblio-comfort. 

I'm really digging A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bront├ź, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, about the vibrant friendships these famous women had. As a big fan of friendships between lady-identified ladies, I'm all over this.

What are you reading this weekend?

1 comment :

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. It's rough to lose a beloved pet.

    It's cooled off here, too. We haven't cut the heat on yet because it will warm back up, but I don't like bundling up around the house.