I have been really busy this week staining and painting baseboards for the house. We are getting carpet in the last room that needs flooring, but we needed to install baseboards first. And the roof sort of took precedent over carpet and baseboards. But now we are ready for carpet–still need to put baseboards up elsewhere in the house.
Somewhat related to the house, Nick let me get a dining room table, chairs, and hutch. I am beyond excited because that is the one adult set of furniture that I have wanted ever since I moved out of my parents’ house. He didn’t want it because that’s typically expensive. But he saw a commercial for a local furniture business closing so we got a great deal 😀 Now I’m ready to host Thanksgiving and/or Christmas!
This week I finished two books: Savushun by Simin Daneshvar and Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane.
Savushun I read for Giraffe Days’ Around the World in 12 Books Challenge–the country for July was Iran, so this book was by an Iranian author, set in Iran. I found it to be pretty exotic feeling, even though I doubt that was the point. And I really enjoyed Shutter Island, which I read via audiobook. I saw the movie a couple of years ago when it was made, so the story wasn’t all that surprising. But I still found it a pretty creepy story. And I don’t remember it ending like it did, which threw me for a huge loop!
I am currently reading Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. There has been a lot of hype about this book lately, and it has even infected my place of work and circle of friends. My four closest girlfriends have all read the trilogy and a couple coworkers and my boss have read them! So my boss pushed me to borrow her book. I have to be honest that it feels a little strange to borrow the book from someone I know–given the content of the book, it’s practically like borrowing porn 😕