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The Sunday Salon

When are Sundays ever anything but quiet? I always use them to regroup before the work week begins on Monday, and it’s not to do it in peace and quiet. My weekends usually consist of a lot of reading and watching TV. So, nothing truly interesting. It’s getting chilly here, and right now I’m curled up in bed (!) with my computer, writing this post. Amazing to think that it’s October already, you know?

As far as reading goes, though, this week I finished three books: The Nebuly Coat, by John Meade Falner (which I started reading last Sunday), Consolation, by James Wilson (underwhelming novel I bought in the UK on vacation last month about a man in 1910 England who sets out to disciver the secret of one woman’s background), and The Garden of Persephone, by Cesar Rotondi (out of print novel about 12th century Sicily), which I finished reading this morning over coffee. I’ve written reviews for all but the Rotondi, which I’ve scheduled to post for this week and next—pretty much all of my blog posts are scheduled, except for Sunday Salons and Teaser Tuesdays. Don’t know why I schedule reviews for so far out, except that maybe I don’t like to feel the pressure of constantly having to read and review to keep my readers interested. I also like knowing that I have a few reviews in my back pocket to post when there’s nothing else to write about.

More recently, I started reading Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle, by Manda Scott, a rather long novel about the famous pre-Roman queen of the Eceni. I needed something thick and satisfying, and this novel seems to be perfect for that. I’m thirty pages in, and so far so good.


Jen said…
I'd love to read something about Boudica so I'll be eagerly awaiting your review.
Hey, your Sundays sound like mine! And I am lovin' the weather getting colder, Autumn is my favorite time of year!

Have a great week Katherine!
I do the same thing with my reviews. Otherwise, I'd feel pressured to rush my reading in order to be able to write another review really quick. Who needs that? I want to enjoy my reading!
Gwendolyn B. said…
Oh, I've been waiting for a good novel on Boudica. Looking forward to your review.
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