Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been tempted these last few days to get full-on into May-mode, and I was grateful for the reminder this afternoon that May doesn’t start until Sunday. So let me put my Present Hat back on and celebrate what’s happening right now … in Late April:
Thinking about … how delighted I am with the Women’s Prize Short List (except that One Sky Day (Popisho here in the US) didn’t make it). I’ve read five of the six, all but The Bread the Devil Knead (May TBR plans!). I gave The Sentence and The Book of Form and Emptiness five stars; and I’d have a hard time choosing between them. Honestly, I’ll be happy with whoever wins – and REALLY HAPPY if it’s one of those two.
Grateful for … a new season of porch time! Marc and I cleaned off the porch just before I left for Beaufort. He put out the pots and planted flowers while I was gone. and today is the first day I’ve had a chance to enjoy it. The knitting is sitting on the cushion to my right and I’ll be picking it back up again just as soon as I press Publish on this post.
Inspired by … finishing Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse to read more about the Nanapush, Pillager, Kashpaw, and Puyat clans, and also to pick up Crooked Hallelujah and Death Comes for the Archbishop (Goodreads links). I placed a small order from Birchbark Books for the Erdrich titles (an early celebration of Independent Bookstore Day) and put those last two titles on hold at the library. My May TBR is taking shape!
Fun … Charlie and Sam have baseball games almost back to back tomorrow, so we are headed into town to watch! This is our first chance to see them play this season and the weather looks great. Here’s to a month with five Fridays and five Saturdays!
Wishing you a lovely weekend. xxoo.