Like much of the rest of the country, Chicagoland saw rain pretty much the entirety of last week. We didn’t have anything too torrential at least, it would just rain about half of the day, with some clearing the rest of the day. Of course, the good thing about rain is that by definition it is warm enough out that it is NOT snow! It has been mid-40s to mid-50s here, which is fabulous, and actually a little warmer than I would expect for early March.
Of course, the dreary, rainy weather fit our mood pretty well around here. My husband’s (young!) uncle passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, so that made for a tough week for the family. It may look like I read a lot this week, but they were mostly books I was reading last week and the beginning of this week, primarily finished before Tuesday.
Here’s what I read:
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” was far and away the highlight of my reading (well, listening) week. I liked but didn’t love both “Still Life” and “The Stolen Crown,” while “Double Fault” annoyed me and I couldn’t make myself care about “The Beautiful Dead.”
And here’s what I reviewed: