All The Books!
I’m continuing to read John Mortimer’s Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories and I finished the first in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins, The Ranger. I’m still enjoying the Rumpole short stories, but I’m savoring them and not rushing through them. I liked, though, not loved, the first Quinn Colson, but I’ll continue on to the second one, The Lost Ones, later this week.
As I’ve mentioned before, at the beginning of June, I wrote a post titled “7 Things I want to do in my 47th summer,” based on Debi’s 53 things she wants to do in her 53rd summer, with one of those things being to read at least eight books by Labor Day to bring my grand total for the year to 20. With finishing The Range, I’m at 25 and have only more book to reread that was on my list: A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. I plan on reading that sometime next weekend as I have off four days, starting Friday.
All The Life!
Last week, my neighbor Mike and I went to the Corning Museum of Glass. Yesterday, we went “antiquing” as we visited a few antique stores in a nearby town. Well, I should say Mike went “antiquing” as I was going to the town to get a new pair of shoes at a store there (if in a reader, click through to the blog to see the featured image with this post to see photos of our adventures and my new shoes). My old shoes were literally busting out and no wonder they were two widths too small. The employees at this store were extremely helpful in making sure I get the right fit and I’m thankful. My feet feel a hundred times better already.
Oh, yeah, if you’re looking at the image now, the “be happy” salt shaker was at the restaurant we stopped and the burger too. I was surprised that it was such a huge burger to be honest and got the double because I thought this was a “mom and pop” diner where the burgers are a slim patty on a grocery store burger roll. I was pleasantly surprised it wasn’t and had to take half home as well as take some of the fixings off to fit it in my mouth.
So that was the week that was. As for this coming week, I have a four-day week, followed by a four-day weekend, as I took off an extra day for the Labor Day Weekend, as I mentioned above. In addition to a little reading, I also have a slew of movies, favorite oldies, lined up in the Netflix queue, including but not limited to The Princess Bride, The Truman Show, Forrest Gump, and The Sting.
How about you? How was your week that was? Read anything good, watch anything worthwhile (we finished The Get Down, which we enjoyed and look forward to seeing the second half of the first season at some point), listen to anything that got your feet tapping? If in the States, any big plans for the Labor Day Weekend? If not in the States, any big plans anyway to end your summer, if it’s summer where you are? If not summer where you are, any big plans, period?
I’ll leave you what’s on my virtual turntable this morning as I go to read some of your posts: