Welcome to Thursday, a day that once seemed lost, with nothing exciting happening anywhere. But then that changed, and today I am celebrating a couple of the bookish events around the blogosphere, like Lexxie’s Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts; and Christine’s Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts.
Today’s feature is from a book I’m currently reading: The Sister, by Louise Jensen.
Grace and Charlie were best friends, each from broken families. When Charlie dies, Grace starts searching for the secrets Charlie was hiding, hoping to find out the meaning of her friend’s last words: “I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me …”
In this foodie excerpt, Grace and her husband Dan are trying to enjoy a Sunday breakfast, their only real time to relax. Grace is our first person narrator:
In the kitchen, I switch on the ancient heating system that gurgles and chugs to life, and pull bacon from the fridge. We used to take it in turns to make each other breakfast in bed on a Sunday and I can’t remember when we stopped, whether it was after Charlie died or before. I cut thick slices from a white loaf and slather them in butter in brown sauce. The bacon hisses and spits, and Mittens (the cat) purrs at my feet, telling me that she likes bacon, too. I cut off the fat. I will give half to her and half to the birds.
‘Morning.’ Back upstairs, I rest the tray on the foot of the bed. The mugs chink together and tea sloshes onto the plates.
Dan sits up, props pillows vertically behind him and sweeps magazines and wine gum packets to the floor. I pass him his breakfast.
I love taking a breakfast tray into my bed on a Sunday. Bacon is always a winner, but I don’t have it very often.
- As usual, my week is a mix of reading and binge-watching on Netflix; Longmire is my current favorite, and I’m on Season 4. Season 5 is coming on 9/23.
- Last night, I watched a movie on Amazon Prime Videos that I loved: The Meddler, with Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne. A story of a mother who is overly involved in her daughter’s life makes for some fun moments.
- Today I wrote a post about some of my collections, and thoughts about collections in general: Hump Day Potpourri: Layering My Life. Below – Some of my collections.
- So far this week, I’ve read and reviewed I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places, by Lisa Scottoline, and It Ends with Us, by Colleen Hoover (click titles for reviews).
- Now I’m off to read some more of my current novel, featured in the food section above….and then it will be time to watch American Gothic.
That’s it for today. What are you sharing, reading, or watching?