Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Salon

The Sunday

My first Sunday Salon post.

What is the Sunday Salon? 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....

That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and
read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. See below for how to join the Salon.

This week has been busy and i'm still  reading The Postmistress by Sarah Blake . I'm about halfway through and its turning out to be a pretty good read.   At first I was confused by the quick shift in character but after reading Sarah Blakes explanation of her writing, I could picture it clearly in my mind and I can understand now why she wrote it the way she did. 

I'm also working on Hard Way Home by 
Dennis Wesley Clark. Although I haven't read much of it this week but my goal is to finish it by the end of the week.

My goal is also  to finish The Postmistress by the end of the week. Hmmm, I  guess that means staying off of the computer.

So heres my to be read pile

My next read are the two books I won from the Early Reader at the Library Thing. 
The first is a book called The Book of Samuel by Erik Raschke .  After reading the reviews on Library Thing, I hope I can read it!

After that is Double Cross by James David Jordan.Sounded mysterious and suspensful . From Amazon:  

 Raised by a father who was a former Special Forces officer, Taylor is beautiful and brilliant and knows how to take care of herself. But she is haunted by her past and the sacrifice her father made to save her from a brutal rape when she was seventeen. After a controversial stint in the Secret Service, she has become the most prominent private security specialist in America. When she discovers the body of a former client’s top assistant, all the evidence points to embezzlement and suicide. But Taylor has no way of knowing that her mother, who ran out when Taylor was nine, is about to reappear and lead her down a twisting path of danger and deceit. It’s a road that won’t end until they reach the spot where Taylor’s father died—where Taylor learns some sacrifices can never be earned. 

 Other news - my husband will be laid off next week. Construction must be slowing down. I just hope there will be some work to carry through to Christmas. Its to depressing to be broke during the holidays. I just want my son to have a nice birthday and Christmas. 

My  husband and son are really into Star Trek. Not the original but The Next Generation and they've seen all of those videos and now they're into Deep Space Nine. Soooo Christmas and Birthday gifts should be prettty eaassyyy.

I took some pictures of Tobey in his favorite climbing tree today. This is one of them.  I took about 10 and had a hard time picking my fav. I think this one is my fav.

He'll be 9 in December! Wish I had a recent picture of my daughter, she'll be 23 in December.  Wow , why does time go by so fast. 

There are a LOT of awesome giveaways and I'm on my laptop or I'd list the sites. As soon as I get on my other computer I'll add the sites. I really want to read Nine Dragons my Michael Connelly and Cindy Woodsmalls newest book The Sound of Sleigh Bells . So i've entered some giveaways for those. I've noticed there are quite a few giveaways for romance type books and I'm just not into those types of books.

I hope you all have a wonderful, successfull reading week!!


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, the photo of your son is gorgeous! Not only is he handsome, but set against the leaves of the tree...awesome.

Your books to-read are an ambitious stack, like mine.

I wish you all a blessed holiday season and hope that a new job will come along soon.

My Sunday Salon is over at my Accidental Life blog:

Natalie W said...

Your so sweet Laurel, thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your hubby's job. What a total pain. Hope things work out!

Staci said...

I love that photo of your son..what a doll. I'm praying for your family and your husband. I hope that work picks back up!! It is tough all over and here in Michigan our unemployment is now at 15%!!

Hope your week is gorgeous!

Natalie W said...

Thanks so much J. Kay & Staci.
15% is incredible. Hope things get better soon.

Lisa said...

You do have a beautiful boy there!

And yup, your TBR pile looks a lot like mine!

Brenda Leyland said...

Popped over here from one of your other blogs. Now this looks fun too! Oh my, do I have to go and get lunch ready.........

I noted your stack of books yet to be read. For some reason it reminds me of something Ann Bancroft's character said in 84 Charing Cross Road to Frank Doel. "Please add this (book request) to the list of other books you're not sending me."

Please add this new book to the pile of books I not reading..... yet.

Lisa said...

You had two babies in December? I thought one was bad. It's so hard to do birthday and Christmas in the same month. I start buying early and when it's time to start seeing how much I have for each person, I always end up short for my December boy because I have to buy twice as much.