The Sunday Salon – The Not So Much to Report Report

Somehow, I came down with a cold last week.  I denied at first that I was sick at all.  Who wants to be sick before Christmas right?!  I spent several days sniffling and sucking cough drops as though they were the essence of life itself and then, toward the end of last week, I gave in.  I admitted defeat and succumbed to the cold germs that threatened to bring down my holiday if I didn’t rest.  Three days later and I’m still feeling the effects of the dreaded germs but in general, I am feeling much better.  My husband may argue that I’m still very ill and should be sitting on the couch numbing my brain with TV but I feel all together different on that point.  🙂

Being sick meant I didn’t get a lot of reading in this week which annoyed me because I’m reading A Game of Thrones and loving it so so much.  Cold medicine made my head fuzzy and took away any focus I managed to cobble together so I was only able to read about five pages at a time before I was forced to put the book down.  I’ve rebounded this weekend and am happy to say I’m loving this book even more now than when I started.  The world building is so awesome and I keep falling deeper and deeper into the court drama.  It’s leaving me at a loss for words — or is that the cold medicine — either way, I’m not sure what to say about it other than you should read it.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to come up with more than that when it comes to time to write a review…

This afternoon I’m heading out to the suburbs to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Imax.  I’m so excited.  🙂  I was beginning to feel as though everyone but me had seen it already.  I was foiled at Thanksgiving with sold out shows, had to hold off for our trip to Colorado, then it was my birthday, then I got sick, and then it snowed.  So today is the DAY!  Yes, today I get to see the movie.  It’s become a little tradition among our friends to trek out to the burbs to see it on the big-butt screen so I’m very excited all around.  A good movie and some time with friends before the holidays descend in full force and we all scatter to our respective home states.  Will you be seeing a post about it later this week?  Maybe.  Depends on whether I can get butt in chair before packing up the car and spending hours sitting in traffic pretending to be cheery listening to Bruce Springsteen belt out that Santa song for the hundredth time.  I digress.  Back to books.

December seems to have become my nemesis this year.  Not in a bad way.  Well, it did make me a year older but I’ve gotten over that.  No, it’s timing.  There’s so much going on that I haven’t had the chance to sit down and write reviews the last few weeks.  I would like to get some thoughts down for The Lost City of Z by David Grann and the same goes for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  So far, I have been less than successful.  My reading has also fallen behind a bit but that I’m all right with considering my reading slows down in December anyway.  Well, I’ll just have to see how this week goes.

Happy Sunday everyone!