So, we’ve read 16 books in 16 days although I finished none yesterday and two today. I took a much needed mom vacation yesterday. After dropping off Gage at the school bus I came home and slept for two hours then went to two bookstores, one waterfall, two restaurants and two movies and came home after my two guys were sleeping. It was an energizing and centering day. Today we went to a water treatment plant open house and our first stop on the tour was where they take to poop out. Back on mom duty 🙂
G read Swimmers. Contrary to this smile, when we read it ten minutes later all I got was attitude 🙁
I read A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson.
I really connected with this woman who was feeling out of sorts in her life. Her sons were on their own and her husband came home and said that he had taken a job that would force them to move. I got her. I was rooting for her when she embraced new challenges on her own. I’ve never lived on my own, always having a roommate, so I was living vicariously. It started strong, but she did lose me a little halfway through. I liked then ending so, all in all, I’m glad I read it.
G read What a Week and Cute! both by Cynthia Amoroso and Bob Noyed to Grandma. He was pretty disgruntled by the second one, but probably because it was a little longer.
I read Hemann Hesse: A Pictorial Biography Edited by Volker Michels. I have never read anything by Hermann Hesse, but on my mom vacation I saw this out of print book and was intrigued. It is seriously like an Hesse Instgram. Pictures, drawings, and book covers on every pages with captions to tell his story. I thought this translation was fun and loved to see the pictures from pre 1900’s in Europe with the captions that told his story. It didn’t necessarily make me want to read his classic Siddhartha, but I did find it interesting. Instagram before its time.
Not sure why my fingers look so funky in this pic.
I also listened to 1984 by George Orwell. I finished this five minutes ago and need to go to bed. My initial thoughts are that it, a book written in 1949, has so much to say about today it’s scary. The Doublespeak coming from the White Hose everyday should scare the crap out of everyone, no exceptions. As a story it wasn’t the best, but the world building and insight into human nature make this a worthy classic.