A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. Fascinating how much of the science is totally obsolete in the 12 years since publication, esp re DNA and climate. Extremely irritating anglophilia and non-WASP-male erasure. Also, a far higher body count than I was expecting.
Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger. The finale to the finishing school series. Really strong plotting and maybe her best so far. Made me wish Carriger would write something besides YA fluff. (Possibly she does under another name?)
A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII by Sarah Helm. Alas, the library ebook copy is in overdrive format, meaning my tts reader won't read it aloud, meaning I have to read with my eyes, which is very slow going.
I made myself a new slouchy black hat Sunday and I've made and frogged two brown hats after finally accepting the brown is just too tan+gold. It's terrible with my skin tone, even with a wide dark brown border.
I discovered Daiya fake cheese for people who are allergic to dairy, soy, and gluten, and I am not allergic to it! It's expensive as hell, but I am not allergic to it!
Also, dairy-free shrimp bisque is a thing I can do now! I was craving it all weekend despite never having actually HAD shrimp bisque. Then Sunday evening I looked up a dairy-free lobster bisque recipe, ignored most of it, and started throwing things in a pot. ( recipe/notes )
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all who celebrate, and safe travels. Remember, self-care first, last, and always.