The scene: // Hot, hot, hot. Our first real heat wave of the summer. We’re expected to get to three digits today. St. Louisans aren’t mad dogs or Englishmen, so the chaos that made the news last week has calmed for now. Michael Brown’s funeral is tomorrow. Please pray for the family, the thousands of mourners who are expected, and the many people (including the police) who are tasked with keeping this whole thing well-organized.
Listening to: // Spotify has a version of John Barrowman’s new album, You Raise Me Up, with commentary from the singer for each track. He does covers, so it’s fun to hear the story about why he wanted to record each one. I’m really enjoying it.
Reading: // The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Thanks to Judith of Leeswammes’ Blog for this recommendation. It’s taking me on a walk across England.
Blogging about: // How British I am. Heh. Or not. But it sure was fun to answer the questions in The British Tag!
Participating in// The Travel the World Readathon, taking place for the first two weeks of September, invites us to read books from other countries. This event will include chats, mini-challenges, and giveaways is hosted by Mom’s Small Victories, Lost in Books, and Savvy Working Gal.
Since I’ve been reading books about England all year, it wouldn’t be much of a challenge for me to read yet another book by a white author about England. So, I’m looking into black British authors and I found some exciting possibilities. I’ll let you know what I decide in my Travel the World Readathon goal post on Friday.