Another slow day of my summer vacation, waking up to rain and lower temperatures.
Until noon, it was mainly reading. Finished I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys. This is her latest historical fiction taking place during the Ceauşescu dictatorship in Romania, in 1989. It’s a very good book; I highly recommend it!
For me, it was an especially interesting reading because in 1989, when the communist regimes were crumbling across Eastern Europe, I was still living in Czechoslovakia. I lived through those years of history. I watched the Romanian revolution and the ending of the communist regime there on television.
In the afternoon, some more reading took place (I got another book by Ruta Sepetys from the library, Out of the Easy, her second novel).
My two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law came to spend an evening with us. I was preparing for it in the late afternoon. I made some tasty summer pasta salad, which I served with rotisserie chicken, and baked my favorite Hungarian sponge cake with fruit – this time with home grown raspberries. We had planned to eat in the courtyard, but the unseasonably cool weather forced us to move inside.
It was a lovely time indeed!