Weekly Wrap-up: Books Read, Books Being Read, and a Fabulous Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza


Emily Climbs (Emily, #2) Merci Su�rez Changes Gears Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five, #1) Rosie and Rasmus The Acadia Files: Book Two, Autumn Science

I finished five books last week, and all five were children's books. Emily Climbs is one of a series written by the author of Anne of Green Gables. Merci Suarez Changes Gears is the winner of this year's Newbery Award. Five on a Treasure Island is the first in the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. I also read and reviewed a new picture book Rosie and Rasmus as well as a new early chapter book series The Acadia Files.

That puts me at 54 books read so far this year.


The Night Circus Don Quixote Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

I'm currently working my way through The Night Circus (at last!), Don Quixote, and Edith Hamilton's Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes.

Thinking about...

I've been thinking about The Sunday Salon. I was offered The Sunday Salon, and I decided to give a go to running it. Right now it is a Facebook group, but I'm thinking about making a few changes. I've posted a poll about it, and I welcome suggestions. The poll is here.

I've been thinking about all the different places I've read about in books. I have a blog post coming on Tuesday called Places I've Visited Through Books. I set a goal back in 2013 to try to read books set in eighty different places in the world. I'm getting very close to my goal now, with seventy-five.

Baking, photography, drawing, and other projects...

I tried a baked Chicago-style pizza this week. I overworked the crust a tiny bit, and that was a little disappointing. I will do better next time.

I had visits this week from my sweet friend, Rae, and my wonderful sister, Cathy. Rae surprised me with a delightful gift of Novel Teas. Isn't that fun? And my sister, who is just home from three weeks in Paris (!) brought me the amazing gift of two knives from Dehillerin, the store in Paris where Julia Child bought all her cookware. 

In real life...

My daughter-in-law started having serious contractions Friday. She is at 35 weeks. Her doctor admitted her to the hospital and gave her some medication to stop the contractions. They slowed, and finally stopped late yesterday. Prayers are appreciated.

What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've
wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound
 journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens
at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their
own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly,
mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read”
book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted at The Book Date.

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Weekly Wrap-up: Books Read, Books Being Read, and a Fabulous Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza