Sunday Salon - May 3, 2015

The Sunday Salon was originally started in 2008, but over the years has grown too large to accept new members. They are now a facebook group and open to all. Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....

Past Week - Personal Stuff

You know, I haven't done that much this week besides work. Spoke to some friends on the  phone but no friend outtings. I did plan a night with my mom Saturday - we got some food to go from the local cafe and did a marathon of Gotham and  Bates Motel, included with some homemade Cape Cods.

What I'm Making -

I took about fifteen pictures for the tumblr challenge for May, but other than that haven't done much crafting.

What I'm Watching - Kept Orphan Black on most of the weekend - good show. Not in love with it but it's definitely worth watching, about the finish the second season. Finally we watched Bates Motel and only have a few episodes left. It's as good as previous seasons. Gotham is still going strong, wonder what they'll pull out for the finale? Doubt the friendship between Gordon and the Penguin will last much longer considering how thuggish Jim treated him last episode. Haven't watched Arrow or the Flash yet. Hell's Kitchen was good but not riveting, and Supernatural was a filler episode. Where has Crowley been? Grimm had a good freak of the weak storyline but the Juliet thing is getting on my nerves.

Reading Updates

   Read The last TWO weeks

After doing a group read with Horror Aficiandos on Goodreads for Relic, they wanted to jump into a buddy read for the sequel, Reliquary. I didn't like it as much as Relic, but it was a great follow-up. Have the next three books of the series to read still, excited about jumping into them. The characters are intriguing and I'm curious what else the authors can do.

Steelheart is an enjoyable young adult fantasy that I finally read. Not sure what the hold-up was with me starting it, but glad I finally did. I will order the sequel soon.

Vengeance of The Demon was released a few weeks ago and was a sequel impossible to put down. While I rated it four stars in the end, it was excellent and I loved it returning to the world, can't wait for the author to publish her next one.

The Trusting Game was a harlequin - I have only read two this year, not meeting my goals of this. It was okay but nothing special.

Finally, The Lost Locket of Windbrace Hall was from one of my favorite gothic writers, but had a ridiculous amount of plotholes and was only a two star rating.

   Currently Reading

I was gifted Forsaken by a promoter for the author. It's in ebook form, about 55% done with it. Pretty good so far, a traditional witch horror.

I ordered a lot of the next Ophelia and Abby murder mysteries last year, eager to read more of the series, but I waited until now to start the second book for some reason. Into chapter two. The writing style is a little too simple for me to love, but that's typical of cozies.

Still haven't started Watchmen but it's my next superhero lineup.

Same for The Devil You know - after finishing Vengeance of the demon, really in the mood for more Urban Fantasy.


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