Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Salon - October 10

Another gorgeous day -just the kind of day that makes fall such a wonderful season!  Of course,  having the windows open and things starting to dry out can play havoc with allergies and for me that meant a real struggle with my eyes being dry yesterday.  So hard to read--my reading glasses were not working for me unless I held them clear away from my eyes but I couldn't read without them.  Argh!

 Even though my kids seemed to think it was "talk to Mom" day and I had to give up my reading perch late at night for some girls to watch movies, I still managed to read three books (766 pages) during the readathon yesterday.  Not nearly as much as some of the participants but I'm pretty happy with it given the day I had! One of these days I'm going to figure out how to work in time for some of the fun stuff that's going on as well.

This week I'll have reviews up for The Art of Disappearing by Ivy Pochoda and Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, a book giveaway and a review of my book club's talk with Jennie Nash about her book "The Threadbare Heart."  I'll continue working my way through Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow.  It's certainly interesting but it's not the kind of book I can sit down and spend hours with.  After that my plan is to finally finish Kate Morton's "The Forgotten Garden," which my book club read for August.  What are you reading this week?


  1. Great job on the read-a-thon, Lisa! I failed miserably, unfortunately. I'm going to do the Halloween Read-A-Thon next weekend, but my birthday is Friday so I'm not sure how much reading I'll get in. But you know me...I can't resist a read-a-thon! I'm looking forward to hearing what you thought of Her Fearful Symmetry. I'm due to read it for a book tour soon.

  2. 3 books is really good. I hope you feel better :)
    Looking forward to all the reviews@!

  3. You did a great job during the read-a-thon! I am looking forward to your review of Her Fearful Symmetry.

  4. Looks like you had a great readathon. Congrats for making it all the way through :)

  5. I don't think I've ever read three books during a read-a-thon. I always pick really long ones. I couldn't join in this year. I just can't deal with the hangover the next day which then goes into the next week, etc. It just puts me into a funk.

  6. We've been able to open the windows a bit lately too--it's been nice not having the air conditioner on constantly. I can't have the windows open at night though or else my allergies get me good.

    Three books for the read-a-thon is good in my book! I look forward to reading your reviews this week.

    I am reading Of Bees and Mist at the moment. Not sure yet what I think.

    Have a great week, Lisa!

  7. Three books is awesome! That was my hope, but I only got two done.

    Well, there's always the next one... :o)

  8. Congratulations on reading three books on the read-a-thon!
    I'm looking forward to your review of Her Fearful Symmetry. I'm going to hear Audrey Niffenegger speak at the Sheffield Lit Fest on the 20th. I'm reading some non-fiction at the moment.

  9. Oh, I wish it was cool enough here to open the windows and let the air flow in! It is about 85 degrees here in Florida, and though things have been a little cooler than the usual 95, it's still too darn hot to be outside much. My husband and I had thought about going for a walk on Sunday afternoon, but we got about a block out and decided it was just too hot for all that! I am so longing for the cooler weather, and I hope it is on it's way!
    I also thin you did an amazing job with the read-a-thon! I am not sure I could have sat still that long!!