The Sunday Salon – Good Books

I’ve had a run of good books lately. I’m not sure if I’m coming out of a reading slump or if I’ve been picking the right books for me lately but the last few books I’ve read have all been satisfying reads.

Starting with Among Others by Jo Walton, I quickly finished up Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, moved on to Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier and now find myself sucked into Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton.

Another slump I can admit to though — a writing slump. Sitting next to the laptop on the desk is a notebook. It contains: one short story that needs to be typed and edited, the beginnings of an essay, an opening paragraph which has been abandoned, an opening line, and five book reviews and various notes and thoughts on books that need to be typed. Looking at the notebook, it makes me happy that I have at least taken notes on the books I’ve been reading and seeing that I’m getting back into the habit of writing thoughts down is also exciting but I need to sit down and do something with all these words.

Alas, today will not be the day. My husband is home after a short trip and spending the day with him is a priority today. I also plan to spend a chunk of my day reading Tooth and Claw. This book is addicting! What my day of relaxing and reading means is that there will be some very early mornings in my future this week and a plan to get some writing done. But I will think of that tomorrow.

Happy Sunday. Happy reading.

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6 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon – Good Books

  1. It’s wonderful when you have a run of great books and are really enjoying reading them. I haven’t read anything by Jo Walton but plan to look her up and check out her books. I’ve never read Frenchman’s Creek but Daphne du Maurier is a wonderful writer.

    I enjoy writing but often find its painstaking and slow going. I’ve often found that when it’s easy, quick and flows along, I dislike it when I read over what I’ve written…weird, uh?

    Good luck with the writing.
    Enjoy Tooth & Claw!

    • Read Walton. I’m not done with Tooth and Claw yet but would recommend it. She’s really good.

      I agree on the writing. I have days when all goes smoothly and others when I struggle with every word. I need to get back in the habit though. Routine is a hard for me but once I get back into it, it gets easier.

    • I know. I want to blame it on summer but I can’t. I’m just not motivated to write. I need to get some writing mojo going somehow.

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