Reading: Cold Summer, by Gwen Cole. It’s one of the most interesting takes on time travel that I’ve ever seen — a little like The Time Traveler’s Wife in terms of it not being something he can control. He travels back to a battlefield in WWII, however, and the story is told in alternating points of view (something I’ve always been a sucker for) with his friend Harper telling the story alongside him. I love the formatting of the book — each chapter has a picture of a tree at the beginning; Harper’s is lush and full, like summer, while Kale’s is a barren winter tree with no leaves, to symbolize his travel to the cold battlefield.
Watching: The Handmaid’s Tale and The Wall still. Also Victorian Slum House. I really liked 1900 House back in the day, and this is its darker, edgier cousin.
Listening: Getting excited for the new Beatles station on XM radio, launching tomorrow!
Doing: Getting the date of our anniversary dinner wrong (lol!) — it’s actually this Saturday. Accompanied my husband to his high school reunion on Saturday (we had reversed the dates in our heads) and still excited for our anniversary dinner this weekend. 🙂
Planning: Planning out the family activities for the summer — and really, I just want to take a break from a lot of things to be able to write more. Time to scale back, have a laid back summer, and get things done.
Writing: The Lion and the Eagle — brought the first chapter in to my critique group last Thursday, hoping to polish up more to bring in this week.
Obsessing Over: Finding all the best little historical details…