Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Salon - July 24

Yet another long and busy week at work. Yet another slow reading week. So many nights when I crawl into bed to read, I'm only a few pages in before it's time for lights out. Fortunately my review commitment for this week, Tobacco Wars, was a quick read.

I spent yesterday moving my oldest son into a new apartment. Too hot, too many steps, and my legs were shot but they have such a nice place now. Their boxes of books were sure heavy but I'm delighted that both of them love to read so much. Last year when they moved into their first apartment, I was mortified and I've spent the entire year worrying about them. Why doesn't anyone tell you before you have children that you will never stop worrying about them?

Am I the last person to hear about the new series ABC has coming this fall called "Once Upon A Time?" Here's the synopsis:
"The series is loosely inspired by the classic fairy tale stories except set in the present day, hence the series name. The stories hold a key to the mystery that will draw a bail bonds collector and the son that she gave up for adoption 10 years earlier to a New England town called Storybrooke, Maine. This town is actually a parallel world in which fairy tale characters look like normal people and don't remember their true identities or anything about their true lives."
I think this fairy tale fan has just discovered a t.v. show that really will be "must-see" t.v. You won't mind if every Fairy Tale Friday is just a recap of this week's episode, will you?

 I'm starting The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb this week by Melanie Benjamin. I've been looking forward to this one since hearing Benjamin talk about it last fall at the Omaha Lit Fest. What are you reading this week?


  1. I hope to finish Bloodspell by Amalie Howard, a book I got from BEA.
    Then I think I will read No Rest for the Dead, the mystery written by 26 different authors OR The Very THought of You by Rosalie Alison.

    have a great week!

  2. Oh, that new television series sounds like it was just made for you! I can't wait to hear what you think about it.

    As far as reading goes, I am in the middle of The Gap Year and really loving it. It has a lot of odd quirkiness that I didn't expect.

    I hope that you have a great reading week and are able to relax about your son now that he is settled in his new place.

  3. I'm really excited for Once Upon A Time.... can't wait to watch that one. Try to stay cool Lisa!!

  4. There is actually supposed to be two different fairy tale tv shows this fall ... Once Upon a Time and Grimm. I posted previews of both on my blog here:

    Personally, I think I'm leaning more towards Grimm, but I will definitely be watching both to check them out!

  5. What fun moving is!! NOT!!

    You are not the last to know about Once Upon a Time...first I've heard of it!!

  6. I haven't heard of this show yet! Yay! Hello Hulu (I hope!)