Writing this at home on Saturday night, 9:20 p.m. My spouse and the kiddo are taking a nap (yeah… we run on a late schedule around here!).
If you’re a historical fiction buff, don’t forget to enter my giveaway of Night in Shanghai by Nicole Mones. There hasn’t been a huge response, so your chances of winning are good! Contest ends at midnight tonight (CST).
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Her writing, ahhhh! Just wonderful from beginning to end. Should have a review posted soon.
Stand Up Straight and Sing! by Jessye Norman
Almost finished with this one. Norman seems so sweet and kind-hearted, I can’t help but wonder how true to life that portrayal is… 😉
Can’t Wait To Read:
The Painter by Peter Heller
I read Heller’s The Dog Stars last year and didn’t feel strongly about it either way, but there was enough about his writing that I enjoyed: I was pretty excited to learn he has a new novel releasing next month. I hope to start reading this tomorrow.
Easter Sunday! Holy Week was pretty fantastic. I was able to go to two services at my own church, since the church where I work only needed me Good Friday evening and this morning. On Maundy Thursday, my pastor used Ernest Hemingway’s quote,“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” as the springboard for her sermon. You know, I think that was the most intelligent, beautiful Maundy Thursday service I’ve ever attended.
A Musical Treat:
Good Friday afternoon, I played piano for my best friend as she sang Moses Hogan’s simple but stunning arrangement of Were You There. I tapped “record” on my phone as I made my way to the piano. Enjoy!