Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Salon - August 7

Well, this is not a Sunday Salon post I thought I would be able to write. The "thing" we've been dealing with all spring and summer was supposed to take a major turn tomorrow, one that would completely have occupied my thoughts today. Strange as it may sound, it's a disappoint to find that we are not able to take that next step. We now find ourselves living in a kind of limbo. I continue to find it hard to find the time to get to my Google Reader much, other than to try to keep it in check and stop by a few blogs every day. I'm trying to read as many of them as I can, though!

Mini-me found this picture for me this week of a theater that has been turned into a library. How gorgeous is that? I have a hard enough time tearing myself away from the boring library in my suburb. What a great idea!

Not sure how I missed this one--Michael Ondaatje's latest, The Cat's Table: A Novel is being released this month. I'm a huge fan of Ondaatje's The English Patient and have In The Skin Of The Lion patiently awaiting me already after hearing wonderful things about it. What's new on your wish list this week?
I've got a review of John McWhorter's What Language Is coming up this week. The Omaha Bookworms are meeting next week to discuss native Nebraskan Willa Cather's O, Pioneers so I'll be finishing that up this week. Then I'm hoping to squeeze in something from my review shelf that doesn't have a "due" date before my next scheduled review. I've fallen hopelessly behind again! What are you reading this week?


  1. Lisa, whatever it is, I hope it works out well.

    I just started reading One Day, and after that my Women and Books group will be reading Joy for Beginners for the September read.

  2. I am sorry to hear that whatever it is you are going through is not going as planned. It's frustrating when expectations are shifted. That library is just beautiful, and I can imagine that is one place I wouldn't mind spending the afternoon! I also have a few of Ondaatje's books on my shelves, and should probably try harder to get to them. This week, I am reading Domestic Violets, which I just started last night, and The Foreigners, which I am pretty excited about too!

  3. I hope everything is ok with you Lisa....

  4. I wanna read What Language Is! I saw that at the book store but it's a bit expensive in hard back. But can't wait till it's in paper back!

    Sorry things are crazy. I hope things go more smoothly!

  5. Hope all goes well with you and your family!
    I just finished The Monsters of Templeton. I really enjoyed it. Have you read it?

  6. I haven't read that one but I do remember thinking it looked like something both my daughter and I would like.

  7. I loved her writing style. So beautiful! I am know on a mission to read everything Lauren Groff has published so far... (not much I think)

  8. I hope you're doing well, Lisa, and that this "thing"/project moves forward for you.

    The photo you've posted is gorgeous -- I think I'd just hide at closing time, so I wouldn't need to leave the library.

  9. El Ateneo in Buenos Aires! I've been there! It's absolutely gorgeous and on the stage behind the curtain is a wonderful cafe.

    Hope all is well with you Lisa--and hoping you can move out of limbo soon.