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Sunday Salon: The Day After Edition

Sunday Salon

It’s the day after read-a-thon and here I am! It’s Sunday night already and I am just now getting to my Sunday Salon post. I had a really good time yesterday. I spent a total of 19.5 hours reading, although I didn’t post my last update. I was wide awake, but I got bored and I didn’t want to pick up another book so late in the game, so I did some blog hopping and then hit the sack. Thanks to all that stopped by. I really appreciate it. Those of you that made it through the entire 24 hours… I am in AWE of you! Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to organize the event. You did a great job!

Today was a lazy day. I browsed the bookstore and bought a copy of Moby Dick. I’ll have more to say about that in another post (possibly).

For dinner we made pancakes. I had to make pancakes because I watched Man vs. Food and Adam Richman was eating a whole lot of pancakes. He made me hungry! I am totally blaming him for my carb overload. Oh, and can I just say how good they were? They were goooooood.

Later this week I plan to post my review of The Girl Who Played with Fire. It reminded me of a movie. Can anyone guess which one? Think late 70’s.

I am also participating in a TLC book tour for The Return on Wednesday, 10/28. I really enjoyed that one.

Other than that, my week is open. I have a furlough day on Monday so I plan to do a bit more reading. I must finish In the Time of the Butterflies for book club which meets next week but during read-a-thon I forgot about Her Fearful Symmetry. I know!! I moved it and I forgot about it!! I was so looking forward to reading it so I may read some of that on Monday too.

What about The Last Song? Well, I read over half of it but it was so hard to keep going with it. Miley Cyrus is slated to play the lead in the movie version and frankly, I had her in my head when I read it and just could not get her OUT of my head. We watch a lot of Hannah Montana in this house and even saw her in person once, but the voice and eye-rolling would not leave my brain while I was reading.

Hope you all had a nice Sunday!

The Sunday Salon: It’s Fall but not Really


Last week we had two steady days of rain and rain out here is a huge deal because we never get rain and we’re in a terrible drought. However, yesterday was 98 degrees and today is supposed be right around 85 0r so. I’ve been doing everything to convince myself that the season has indeed changed though. I got some of the Halloween stuff out. I made a delicious Carribean Pumpkin Coconut soup for a book review that I am doing. I will share the recipe if the publisher allows it. I have pumpkin bread in the oven, Swedish meatballs in the Crock Pot and I have been drinking spiced apple cider as if it’s going out of style. It’s not working though, it still feels like Summer here!

Last night I pulled out all of the books that I plan to read for the 24-Hour Read-a-Thon. I’ll post the list tomorrow but it was hard to decide and I don’t think that I stuck to my rule of “keep them short.” How many times did your list change before you actually posted it? Mine has changed three times!

I got to sleep in until 9am this morning which is totally unheard of! My son got into trouble yesterday and he offered to get up with his sis this morning. He made her breakfast and they were watching a movie when I stumbled down the stairs. The Hub is at work so we may hit yet another Halloween store to buy more stuff for the house. My little one is really into Halloween this year and she wants more stuff to put on the house. We are actually going to a Halloween party on the night of Halloween so I don’t want to get too much stuff since we won’t even be here.

Sunday Salon

This past week was sort of a slow reading week for me. I finished and reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (loved it) and I just finished Of Bees and Mist last night and will probably post the review on Tuesday. I also posted another Confessions of a Reader post. Thanks to all who participated. Right now I am going to pull the pumpkin bread out of the oven, have another glass of spiced cider, take a shower and begin my day.

What do you have planned?