The Sunday Salon – I’d think up a title but I’m going lazy today…

TSSbadge1I was sort of appalled when I realized I still had that awful rendition of a turkey up here. Then I continued to watch TV. Obviously, I quickly got over it. I thought taking a bit of a break would help, and it has especially on the reading front, but what it’s also done is make it easier not to do anything.

So, what have I been doing when I’m not reading or writing posts? I’ve been watching Call the Midwife on PBS for the last week. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it now. It’s a wonderful show and I’d say more but this whole post would just dissolve into a snotty love fest full of tears and joy and sappy language that I don’t even want to temp myself into writing. It’s better if you just watch it yourself. The show is based on a book and I’ll probably be buying it.

In the last week, when I wasn’t watching TV, I finished City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte which was a bit of ridiculous fun. I’ll be posting about it this week. I also finished The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I’m still trying to figure out what I thought of it. It was interesting but fell flat at the same time. I’m not sure if it was the mystery or just that I wasn’t in the mood for it, but it was boring. I know; right now I suck as a Sherlock Holmes fan. Next book. A co-worker loaned me a book of short stories called The Firefly Dance which has a story by Sarah Addison Allen. She’s one of my favorite authors and never fails to cheer me up. This one did the trick. It’s called In My Dreams and was exactly what I needed to read. I’ll probably skip the rest of the stories in the book though. I’ve been reading The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan the last few days. It’s interesting and I’m hoping to finish it today as it’s pretty short. Also, I have Maureen Johnson’s The Name of Star waiting for me at the library so I don’t want to start anything new. I’m late to this one but now that everyone’s talking about the sequel, I now want to read it.

For the rest of today, I’m planning to sit on my couch and alternate reading and watching shows about the apocalypse on the History channel. Why? Because I can. I might also watch the first season of The Walking Dead too. I foresee a relaxing day ahead.

Happy Sunday readers.


The Sunday Salon

I woke feeling like I was being attacked by a nasty germ. Several hours later, and two naps on the couch, I’m sure of it. Damn germs…

Today’s post is going to be short because I don’t think I can keep it together long. I may result to mentioning things like unicorn poop if I hang around too long.

This week I read:

A graphic novel of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen, adapted by Nancy Butler and Sonny Liew. I adore the original so there wasn’t going to be a chance of me not loving this one too. I did.

A Secret Diary of a Princess: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Melanie Clegg. I had a lot of fun with this one. It’s told through diary entries and I’m a sucker for that style and pretty much anything featuring Marie Antoinette.

I’m finishing Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell. It’s a non-fiction book about Hawaii. I’m enjoying it but being sick, and on top of a very stressful week, it’s been tough going. I’m hoping to finish it up in the next day or so.

I plan to start Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein this week or Lady Susan by Jane Austen. I’ve also got several reviews to write but I’m going to put them off for a few days, at least until the head clears. Same goes for the class work.

With that, please ignore my typos and anything else that makes no sense. I will now return to the couch.

Happy Sunday.