Oops, I kind of fell off the internet for a bit last week. After keeping busy with work, I was sidelined for a few days with sinus headaches (curse this up and down weather!) and more house hunting. Then the horribly sad news from Paris pushed me toward disconnecting, at least for a short while, in an effort to avoid some of the political nastiness being thrown around before I had time to absorb what had happened.
There wasn’t much time for reading, so I’m still working on Sarah Helm’s Ravensbruck. It’s pretty huge and full of information, so I imagine it will be one that takes me a bit longer. I also started on Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell, which I’m loving. It fits right in with my general US history nerd profile and current obsession with all things Hamilton musical related.
Though it was a few days later than I would have liked, I finally shared the semifinalists for this year’s Book Blogger Top Picks. Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite titles in the open voting round, there are now five titles in each category to choose from if you’d like to head over and vote.