Time: // 8:33 am.
The scene: // Cloudy and cool — but our snow is all gone after some rain and unseasonably warm days.
Listening to: // Nothing. I should probably fix that.
Reading: // Too many books. I’m still reading The Clockwork Universe by Edward Dolnick and Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson for my project to learn about science in England in the 1600s and DK Eyewitness Travel book, Great Britain, so I can see sites related to the people and activities of that time period.
The famous Gunpowder Plot, the thwarting of which is observed on Guy Fawkes Day (“Remember, Remember, the 5th of November…”) happened earlier in that century. I didn’t end up with a book on that, but I picked up the Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, Gunpowder Plot by Carola Dunn. That’s proving to be fun.
I also started the Young Reader’s Edition of The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler. The title for this version is Your Food is Fooling You: How Your Brain is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt. I’d like to give this book to every 14-year-old in America. I’m finding it an excellent review for myself as well.
Participating in (NOT) // The book discussion of The Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith that I mentioned last week, originally scheduled for February 28, has been canceled. So, unmark your calendars for that one — sorry for any inconvenience.
What are you up to this fine Sunday?