Annyeong haseyo. How was your weekend?
Ours was low-key as usual. My parents came down for dinner Saturday because I wanted them to try Balsamic Beer Braised Pork Roast; I’ve posted about it here before. My mum always brings us treats. That afternoon she proudly gifted us these:
Our crew loves these new pillows for our Caribbean Blue couch. My parents went to a fabric store in Maui on their last island jaunt so this tribal honu material caught my mum’s eye and my dad had given his approval of this particular design over other selections. She handmade these pillow covers herself, figuring out her own pattern. Ain’t me mum clever and talented?
How was your reading progress over the week?
Princess Cupcake recently told me she finished all 16 library books and is now halfway through The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter. Princess Jellybean has gone through 13 of her library stack and is now reading Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers (Dear Dumb Diary #11) by Jim Benton.
As for myself, I am happy to report that I’ve been getting in what I call snuggly reading!
Having recently blogged about the #PotterBinge created by The Estella Society, I have been making happy headway through the first installment of Harry Potter. I love owning the Kindle version as I can snuggle up under the pile of blankets and read in the dark on my Paperwhite. While it’s been a while since I’ve read this series, it delights me to see the little illustrations that start each chapter. One of them I actually had to get more into the chapter before figuring out who it was as I had forgotten. And can I say reading every word is like visiting an old friend, a guaranteed comfort? The magic has not gone away for me at all.
I have had a small and slow-growing interest in poetry. I’m the type of person who has to talk out loud through my feelings to get through stress, anger, or hurt. Poetry seems to me a way to creatively express such thoughts, a place I’d like to explore.
Inspired, I also checked out this Kindle book, Frost: Poems by Robert Frost. I have always liked the quotes of his I have seen in Google searches. I like how Mother Nature is mostly his muse.
I am only about a quarter the way through right now.
What new genre have you tried out recently? Are you a fan of poetry? If so, got any poets to recommend?