The Sunday Salon: May 17, 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

This is covering the last two weeks, instead of the last week.

I haven't gone anywhere exciting in the last two weeks. Reserved the hotel reservation for a trip to St. Augustine in August with some friends (can't wait!), been working a little on the house (fixed the porch windows), been reading a lot, working as usual, and having to return to work tomorrow (sigh). I did go to dinner with my best friend and her mother, which was fun as always.

What I'm Making -I took a lot of pictures today for the book photo challenge in Tumblr. Shelved the cabinets in my cupboard.

What I'm Watching - Supernatural was excellent - can't wait for the finale Wednesday. Hope it doesn't irritate me. Once Upon a time I said goodbye to with my friend as we watched the two hour finale. It was just okay. Most of the episode was an alternate reality kind of thing. Finally got a real Rumbelle scene at the end. Still haven't watched the finale for Gotham. Arrow was a good finale that could have stood as s series wrap-up, but I know we have another season coming.  Grimm was depressing, but good, and no big cliffhangers (thankfully.) Hell's Kitchen is just okay this year, but the shows addictive as always.

Reading Updates

   Read The last TWO weeks

I read book #2 and #3 in the cozy mystery series, Ophelia & Abby. Have the fourth one on order. It's a fun paranormal mystery.

The Devil you know by Mike Carey is book one in the Urban Fantasy series, Felix Castor. Loved his writing style but had trouble getting into the plot.

The Timber Pack chronicles were both e-books and M/M Romance.

Forsaken was free for review from a promoter for an author and is horror genre.

   Currently Reading

Have House of Sand and Fog next to read for my drama.  Haven't started yet.

A group on Goodreads turned me on to Burglars can't be choosers - I had book 2 -5 already in the series in book form, so ordered the ebook of the first to start it. The character sounds unique!

Finally started Watchmen. Great so far, but I'm not surprised as I loved the movie.

Finally ready to read the last book of the Jill Kismet series. It's depressing and I needed a break from it.

My best friend loaned my the Divergent series, so I'm excited to start that for my next YA.

Finally, still slowly reading the non-fiction "My Bookstore", which is essays from writers on their favorite bookstores and memories associated with them.

Website Progress

Reviews Posted

Weeklies Posted

Until Next Week....