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 an other'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.
I'm new to the Sunday Salon, in fact this is my first Sunday Salon post! I think it's a great idea. I finished Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons the beginning of this week. I liked it but it wasn't my favorite of hers. I still think about Colony. I loved that book! I read The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny. It's such a fantastic book. I cannot wait to read the rest of her Inspector Gamache books! I'll be reviewing this book, hopefully sometime this week. I received The Way Home by George Pelecanos in the mail early this week. It's a win from Thoughts From an Evil Overlord
I'm still reading Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country. It's a great book like so many of his and I'm reading it very slowly and really enjoying it. I also read another couple of stories in Come to Me by Amy Bloom. I love her writing and sometimes a short story just fits the bill!
This week after I finish The Way Home, I want to read The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan, an ARC I received, and Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke, a win from Chocolate & Croissants.
The kitten is wonderful! She is making herself at home and, as we speak, she is stretched out on her side in the middle of our bed sleeping with her head twisted about so that her chin is pointed to the ceiling and her paws are over her little face! It's so cute. I will have pictures in about a week and, hopefully not long after that, a working digital camera. Some of our other cats are having difficulty adjusting to Ruby but, hopefully, they'll come around. Sadie, the former baby, is really ticked off. It's kind of funny to watch her act all mad but I feel for her too. Sam and I are giving her as much extra TLC as she'll let us (and a little more).. I'm hoping she'll accept Ruby soon and maybe become buddies (I hope that's not too much to wish for!)
Thank you for all of your name suggestions and choices. I loved them. I'm still a fan of Betty or Zooey but I think we might be going with Ruby which came up after my last post. Usually Sam or I suddenly hit on the perfect name after spending some time with the kitty, but so far that inspiration hasn't really happened. I like the name Ruby, though, I'm just not sure it fits her.
We are having a very enjoyable, quiet weekend because of our new kitten. We like to stay close to home until we know the new fur baby is acclimated. Sam and I watched the movie I Love You, Man yesterday. It was very good and really funny! Paul Rudd and Jason Segal star. They're great together. I definitely recommend it for an entertaining, comedy that will make you laugh!
I hope you're all having a great Labor Day!