Kathryn’s Corner: Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost upon us? We are not traveling this year and that is something to be thankful for as you know. I am taking the whole week off, getting my hair done, hopefully finish some Christmas shopping, love on my three puppies (2 are very old men), my cat and probably my husband Dan. Gotta put him on the list after 30 years.
Veteran’s Day: I can’t dive into “sales” news without first and foremost giving thanks to all U.S. Veterans for their sacrifices, strength and protection, which includes our current, enlisted soldiers. Freedom is not free and we humbly thank you all.
Veteran’s Day Sales:
Lord & Taylor (affiliate link) is not only at the forefront in fashion but they’ve also set significant trends in the retailing industry. They were the first retailer with the vision to move to Fifth Avenue – and the first to install an elevator. And, perhaps its most significant first is that Lord & Taylor was the first store to have a woman as president. Dorothy Shaver was a visionary who made an impact on the emerging American fashion industry by showcasing the work of the American designers who truly shaped American style. The store is offering a huge Veterans Day sale: 20% off Regular and Sale items with code VETSDAY. Valid today through 11/11.
Macy’s (affiliate link) is offering on the 11th only an extra 20% off Veterans Day Sale with code VETDAY at macys.com. I personally love staying at home and shopping deals online, so this is a great deal for me. However, I am eager to go through Macy’s famous New York store and am planning a trip there soon.
Podcast News: I am currently studying another free, open Yale course on ITunes called The American Novel since 1945 by Amy Hungerford.
It’s promising and here are the books covered in the course:
- Richard Wright, Black Boy
- Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood
- Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
- Jack Kerouac, On The Road
- J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
- John Barth, Lost in the Funhouse
- Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
- Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
- Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
- Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
- Philip Roth, The Human Stain
- Edward P. Jones, The Known World
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
As I listen to any course, I go to Amazon and put the required and suggested books in my cart. The beauty of courses such as this is you can read as you have time, you are not enrolled and on a timeline. So you can read the book and listen the the pertinent lectures on the book as your timeline allows. It’s such a great feeling to listen to interesting courses instead of negative news.
What book are you reading that is interesting right now? Let me know. Love, Kathryn (the “Haute Angel”)