Ok, sitting around is what I normally do on a Sunday (with something to read in hand of course) but this weekend I can at least be justified for doing so. Yesterday was my husband’s nephew’s bar mitzvah and it was a fun but very long day. I was asked to participate in the service and gave a short reading toward the end so until I went up to do my thing I was nervous but afterwards people complimented me so I was quite proud of myself. It was a nostalgic moment, because Spencer was just 6 months old when I met him and when he attended our wedding; and in the eyes of his faith he is now a man. Time flies.
So after getting some stuff ready to do my taxes I am going to spend the afternoon reading. I am currently reading History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason, a novel about a young social climber (at least that’s how I see him right now) in early 20th century Amsterdam, and I’m re-reading one of my favorites from last year, The Most Beautiful Book in the World by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, which my book group will be discussing next week. As an additional challenge to myself, I picked up a copy of this book in its original language, French, when I was up in Toronto a few weeks ago and I am trying to read at least one or two of the stories from that; already knowing the essentials of the stories in English is helping me follow them in French.
What are you up to this Sunday?