I DID IT! I DID IT! I finally finished the John Adams audiobook today. More fitting, perhaps, if I'd finished listening on July 4 - and believe me, a few times I thought it was going to take precisely that long - but I will settle for completing it on Memorial Day.
As everyone knows, it's a brilliant book. Just terrific. I'm so happy to have read - or at least listened - to it. It's so good it has made me want to tackle David McCullough's Truman next, although some have suggested I read the Alexander Hamilton bio, which makes sense, as he plays such a large role in Adams.
Will leave you on this Memorial Day with something Adams once wrote to his friend Francis van der Kemp:
"Griefs upon griefs! Disappointments upon disappointments. What then? This is a gay, merry world notwithstanding."