Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon

sunday salon

Time: // 8:42 a.m.

The scene: // my living room is a mess! As I sit at my desk typing this post, behind me my son has poured thousands of Lego pieces on the floor. I better remember to walk around with shoes on for the next few hours.

Reading: // Black Swan, White Raven, an anthology of fairy tale retellings collected by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. It’s a reread for me so I’m looking for a novel that will knock my socks off. Any recommendations?

Grateful for: // a lot of things. Last week was pretty hard to get through. Now, there’s a lot of change that I need to adjust to. I’m grateful that I’m not sad or upset but looking forward to the future.

Promoting: // Deb’s Week in Books post. If you’ve been going through reading slumps or blogging malaise, this is the post you should read.

Now I’m off to: // finish my cup of coffee and start correcting math books.

What are you up to today? What’s the last book that knocked your socks off? What are you grateful for?

18 thoughts on “Sunday Salon”

  1. Aw, I am sorry your week was rough. I hope this one gets better for you! I am grateful for my stupid absent-mindedness on Friday that has made it impossible for me to do the work I was planning to do this weekend. I know it would be better to do it now than procrastinate it until weeknight evenings of this week, but since I can’t do it, it’s nice to have the free time.

  2. I’m also sorry to hear about your week, whatever it was, and like Jenny, hope this one gets better for you. Thanks for making me aware of Deb’s post. I hadn’t gotten to reading it yet, but added it to my links post today. Very timely. I hear what she’s saying, but I still have to have a routine…it might mean deleting drafts though that day and going with something else entirely, which I have been known to do. For me, some kind of routine works, even if it’s only for a few posts per week.

  3. I’m loving True Stories, Well Told so far…only working on the first story but it is…well, well told.

    Here’s to a better week. Cheers!

  4. Well, I hate hearing that your week was a tough one 😦 but I’m happy that you’re looking forward to the future! *HUGS*
    Have you ever read Attica Locke? I’m almost finished with The Cutting Season, and I’ve been enjoying it so much! I’ll definitely be looking for her other book too.

  5. Hmmm. Last book that knocked my socks off…I think that would be The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis. I went and read Deb’s post, too. I’m very behind on keeping up with my book blogger friends, so thank you for sharing it!

  6. Lego is one of the most painful things you can step on. My boys are continually sprinkling it around the floor! I feel your pain and hope you have a much better week next week.

  7. Hope this week gets better for you. Two books that knocked my socks off lately were This is How I’d Love You by Hazel Woods and Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke.

  8. I’m sorry you had a rough week but am glad that you see a light ahead.
    I loved Constable and Toop last week and need to get some thoughts together about it. I’m also really, really enjoying Murder on the Home Front and I don’t usually connect very well with memoirs so it’s a good thing!

  9. I hope life has got better for you this week, and I also hope your son’s Lego mess turned into him building something awesome 🙂 I like the sound of Black Swan, White Raven but then I’m a sucker for the words “fairy tale”!

    The last book I loved was Z by Therese Anne Fowler, which is all about Zelda Fitzgerald and completely transported me to the 1920s. Before that I’d had a long spell of so-so books so I hope I pick a few goodies in a row this time!

  10. Happy Fall to ya. Or in my neck of the woods, Happy winter. I’m finally reconnecting with my online community so don’t be surprised if you get several comments from me today. Sorry to hear you had a bad week. Hopefully this one will be better. I remember the days of Legos. Hearing the box shake was a sure indication I would not see my son for hours and hours.

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