The Sunday Salon – Got Nothing

I had several ideas this week all of which had potential for a Sunday Salon post.  All of which I didn’t write down since they mostly popped up while I was in meetings which means that I spent a large amount of time staring at the screen this morning attempting to resurrect one of the ideas into something workable.  It didn’t work.  My husband walked by a few moments ago…

“Sunday Salon time?” he asks.

“I don’t know what to write about today.”

“Write about the heat,” he says.

“What does that have to do with books?”

“Nothing,” he replies as he walks into the kitchen.  “I think your tea is done.”


I’m still sitting here with nothing to write about but now I have a cup of tea.  Lesson learned about writing things down.

This week was stellar in terms of reading even if I still feel as though I’m not back mentally from my vacation, especially since it’s been about 100+ this week in the city which makes it hard to think.  (There, a weather reference.)

This week’s books:

Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV by Karleen Koen — Entertaining historical fiction and the French setting was perfect for me.  It started out slowly but once I settled in, it fulfilled the promise of court intrigue and kingly affairs that I adore in books about the French monarchy.

The Dark Enquiry (A Lady Julia Grey Novel) by Deanna Raybourn — It’s book five in the series and I don’t read books out of order but I went with it this time and all worked out.  I loved it and will definitely be reading the four previous books.

The Postmortal by Drew Magary — I started this yesterday and so far it’s phenomenal.  It’s told through blog posts, stories, and articles.  It’s amusing but also believable in a way I didn’t think it would be.  It’s set in a future US were aging has been stopped by gene therapy and the consequences are just beginning.

Well, happy Sunday.  Hopefully, I’ll manage to get in a little blog reading later today along with finishing up The Postmortal.