Resolutions, Upon Reading The NY Times Book Review of 23 October 2011

After reading Randy Boyagoda’s review of Charles Frazier’s latest novel, Nightwoods, self will finally read Charles Frazier’s Civil War novels (Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons).

After reading James J. Sheehan’s review of Ian Kershaw’s The End:  The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-45, self will read The End (but considering the huge back-up in her reading list, will probably not get to this book until 2013)

After reading Sarah Towers’ review of Kimberly Cutter’s novel The Maid, based on the life of Joan of Arc, self really wants to read The Maid.

Indulged Today, Last Friday of October 2011

Met, for the first time, a daughter of Manong Freddie’s and Manang Marilou’s.  Her name is Rina.  We met at Book Passage, then had lunch at Slanted Door.  The weather was gorgeous; we asked for a table outside.

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