Well. Lookie here. I completed a goal with 3 months remaining in my year. Huh.
What do I do now?! YES! We go for it – we attempt to read 25 more books in the next 91 days. Who’s with me? What 25 things can you do in 91 days? (Insert bright big smile emoji here.)
While we’re here, let’s look at the book I just finished to complete my goal.
Narrated by Edward Herrman
Rating: FIVE slices of pie.
I want to talk about this book. But I don’t know how. I loved it. Old irascible cantankerous ponderous old Joe. Actually he isn’t any of those words.
Such sadness, some regrets, some true dedicated endearing enduring love.
I guess this book just stirs up the ol’ vocabulary. I loved it.
and WOWZA! I think this would be a really cool book club book! I do. Cuz it’s got some zinging wild stuff. Lots of good stuff, lots of OMG stuff.
Did I realize Mr. Herrman was reading this book? Nope. (huh) and it was OK. It really is a good thing I didn’t realize until I was already a few hours in. He did a fabulous job, of course. (I could NOT listen to him read The Boys in the Boat for some reason! I was so totally distracted on that…)
And with this, Stegner moves into a lofty spot in my top tier of favorite authors. He inspires me to read more Kent Haruf and to get back to my Marilynne Robinson. And Tracy Kidder. I have a few more of his books to read before I’ve read everything.
Next up, either a post on A Gentleman in Moscow, one on The Haunting of Hill House or one big September Summary.
My last pie was making the Rhode Island Coffee Milk Pie again. YUM.
**** My attempt to learn the new (cough, cough HATED) WordPress block editor to link this recipe as a page.