On Sunday I slept in until the unseemly hour of 9:30am! I snuggled in my bed and wrote in my journal—pure bliss. This is the only day of the week I am not up at 6 or 7am. Saturday afternoon and evening had finally delivered promised rain by the bucket load, cooled the air, and the clouds moved on so the morning was glittering and glorious.
I posted a few book reviews on my Hungry for Life blog and then listened to an audio book of Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult while I washed the dishes and tidied the house. I am always swept away by her books and this one had me looking for more homecaring tasks so I could finish the chapter. My deal with myself for audio books is to keep moving or listen in the car. 😉 I’m paying close attention to her word choice and descriptions and am wowed by her talent for writing.
Later, I curled up with the novel The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier. She’s the author of A Girl With a Pearl Earring and one of my favorites The Lady and the Unicorn. I relish historical fiction and the lives she imagines for her characters. This book moves seemlessly between modern day and France of four hundred years ago.
Then I met my friend Lucy at the movies to see the movie version of Nicholas Sparks’s novel The Lucky One. Yes its a chick flick and I’m a sappy romantic. The ending was similar but they added a couple twists—I preferred the original ending but the movie was worth seeing.
In the evening I started book four A Feast of Crows—George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire (I reviewed book three on my blog!). I’ve never read a series with so many characters! I’m also watching Game of Thrones Season 2 (Book 1) on HBO and have been impressed with how well cast and detailed it has been; definitely as good as Lord of the Rings movies if you’re a fan.
A day spent reflecting and stirring the embers of inspiration by reading authors I admire is a heaven sent day.
What books are bookending your days or week?