As I write this blog post, the sun is shining. The weather in Nashville has finally risen above freezing and the light snow from last Friday has begun to melt.
After a busy year’s end…then beginning…that held both expected and unexpected time commitments, I finally allowed myself a luxury I don’t take as often as I’d like: the luxury of reading someone else’s book. It seemed the perfect way to enjoy a longer weekend.
Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale did not disappoint. It was the finest book I’ve read in a while (5 wholehearted stars!), one that made me sorrowful for the hardships of war, particularly on women, but also proud of the strength and courage I know so many have drawn upon during battle-weary seasons in their lives.
More snow is predicted for tomorrow. If you’re looking for a short read and don’t have time to delve into a 400-page novel like The Nightingale, consider On a Dark & Snowy Night.