Getting ready for: an indoor day – and possible power outage. My blankets and books are nested around me.
- · My Coursera course Plagues, Witches and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction. After being disappointed with some of the books in the class, I opened Yangsze Choo’s The Ghost Bride with low expectations. I was surprised. I was delighted. What a wonderful, playful book – perhaps I think of it more as a ghost story, romance and/or fantasy than historical novel, yet it presents rich descriptions of Chinese Malayasian culture. I also found the video interviews with Yangsze informative and charming. I very much like this new author.
- · First book on Kindle. (Ghost Bride) Although I have had my Kindle for nearly a year, I have only used it for audiobooks. I adjusted quite easily to screen, although I haven’t mastered the benefits like word look up, notes and highlighting.
Working on: a review of Katherine Howe’s The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.
Reading: Olive Kitteridge. Didn’t read it when everybody else did. I did reserve it once at the library and then missed the call. So now going back.
Considering reading: Beautiful Ruins, The Goldfinch, Aviator’s Wife (book club) The Boys in the Boat.