I finished "Fake Like Me" and friends, I really really liked this book. If you are interested in the creative process, you might like this one too.
I've just started "Red Lotus" by Chris Bohjalian and it is a good book, but it is a little tense so I don't read it before bed. I like Bohjalian's work a lot, although some of his historical books are not very interesting to me. This one seems good--a couple go on a bike tour of Vietnam and the man goes missing. So far, I like it.
I'm also reading "Lady in Waiting" by Anne Conover who was a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret. It's interesting yet simple enough for before-bed reading.
A few things on rotation in our house:
- The last season of "Better Call Saul". Always good.
- The second season of "Succession". This is an interesting series with really crazy characters. We subscribed to the Amazon Prime HBO channel and it is a bit pricey but there's a lot of good stuff on there.
- The new season of "Top Chef". Nothing new to see with this, as it is a 'redemption' season with people who have been on the show before. But sometimes you need a little nothingness.
- A new Amazon Prime show, "Making the Cut", with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. This is the show they contracted for when they walked away from "Project Runway". We stopped watching PR when it got so formulaic. This new show is pretty fun. It focuses more on the process---all the designers are somewhat established---and most interestingly, they send the garments out to seamstresses for sewing overnight so there's no angst over sewing. The people seem nice and supportive, not cutthroat. So far, a thumbs up from us.
- I've told you about "Repair Shop" and we're on to Season 2. "Repair Shop" is now my "Chopped", in that I fall asleep about twenty minutes in. It's that gentle and soothing.
A few cards went out yesterday, and I made a bunch more. It is so fortunate to be over-hobbied during these tough times. I hope you are all well.