Well, the weather is changing so it was bound to happen. Both my son and I got the crud. I tend to ignore it and try to sweat it out, but being a 15 year old and of the male species, the boy milked it. I'm hoping all of this goes away soon, but odds are the other two members of the family will get it too, and will start that never-ending rotation.
Anyway, besides all that, it was a decent week. I'm still enjoying my Polish class, and with the upcoming holidays we are going to be having food parties! Because we must do as the Polish do.
I returned to my second book club after a couple of years on hiatus. With the exception of one personality, I really missed these people. They take their reading seriously, and come with notes and insight. This month we read "In the Kingdom of Ice" by Hampton Sides, and was loved by everyone. Here are my thoughts on Goodreads, but Jill's husband did a wonderful review as well. I listened to it on audio, and Arthur Morey narrated. He isn't exactly dynamic, but he's solid and is the perfect voice for non-fiction like this.
I also listened to "Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom, against my better judgement. It was chosen by my other book club, and I really had no desire to subject myself to this schmaltz, but I hate going to meetings not having read the assignment. After all, I have no right to bitch if I haven't. The audio made a bad situation even worse, with dramatic music that felt like a soap opera. Ugh. That meeting is next week.
I've now just started "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philipp Sendker, the selection for next month's book club. It is narrated by Cassandra Campbell, who does a great job with these types of books. It looks like it is going to be a winner.
Not much progress on print. I AM halfway through the graphic novel "Watchmen" and it is really a fine example of smart comics. Very well-done. I need to get it finished by next Tuesday, because that is the day Stephen King's "Revival" comes out, and I'll be joining Ti in her readathon. I very cleverly scheduled an eye appointment at Costco that day, so I could pick up the book at the same time. Very excited!
Not sure what we'll be doing today. It is rainy and chilly, the kids have homework, and I'm feeling crappy. We do want to see "Interstellar" but not sure we'll get there. What is everyone up to today?