Monday, October 6, 2008

The Sunday Salon: A day late!

This isn't a good start to contributing to the Sunday Salon - week 2 and I am a day late! But, I have a good excuse! We were at the Wisconsin Dells with hubby's new company. We stayed in a waterpark hotel and the kids and I spent the majority of the time in the water. It was a very nice park and hotel, wonderful dinner with the company and great to meet a bunch of folks that he will work with in the coming years. And some of the spouses and kids too! We got back about 8pm last night after 7 plus hours of driving. So there's a nap in today's future! Anyway...on to books!

I finished The Space Between Before and After by Jean Reynolds Page last night after we got home. I enjoyed this character-driven novel much more than I expected. I will be reviewing it later this week. The only other book I finished this week was Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein. It was a fairly slow reading week as I went out a few times in the evenings - with book club and other first of the month meetings.

Oh, we did listen to Frindle by Andrew Clements during the trip to Wisconsin. All of us enjoyed that book! I will ask the kids to help me review it later this week. We started listening to a Focus on the Family dramatization of Anne of Green Gables on the way home. Once we finish that I'm hopeful that my kids will get into reading that series.

What to read next? Sometimes this is such a hard question to answer. Do I want a light, quick read? If so I'll read In Dublins Fair City, my next choice in the Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen. Do I want to get an non-fiction books off my to-do list? Then I can either choose Why the Wind Blows by Matthys Levy or Legerdemain by James P. Heaphey. (This is what I should do - just do it and get it over with - I'm sure I'll like them both but something about the non-fiction part scares me! LOL) Or there are so many others to choose - new mystery series to begin, womens friendship books and many others in my tbr pile! Aaagh the choices!

What are you reading this week? Did you read anything last week that I should add to my tbr list?

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a fun trip. I hope the water wasn't too cold.

Michele said...

Actually, the water was great. Since it's all indoors, there wasn't an issue. Course I definitely enjoyed the hot tub, but the rest (lazy river, slides, etc) were not cold at all. No purple lips on the kids! LOL

Ang said...

I'm reading book 3 in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I think this one is called Eclipse. I've had too much "stuff" going on to do much reading lately, but I'm missing it so I'm *forcing* myself to read. LOL

Sounds like a great trip... glad you all had a good time!

Michele said...

I haven't read any of the Twilight series...kind of avoiding on purpose. I didn't really 'know' about them until this summer and not sure about them. But my book club just made their 2009 picks and the first one is on there. So I guess I'll be reading them eventually!

Marie said...

I'm still struggling through The Heretic's Daughter and My Father's Paradise=- both are fine but I just haven't had much time for reading. Oh well! :-) I have plenty of reviews to write in the meantime. :-)

Marie said...

I'm still struggling through The Heretic's Daughter and My Father's Paradise- both are great but I haven't had much time for reading lately. Oh well! :-) I have plenty of reviews to write in the mean time :-)

Elizabeth said...

If your kids like the FotF version of Anne, there is an incredible miniseries from the 80s starring Megan Follows - it's worth looking up. It prompted my sister and I to read the whole series, and we still quote lines from the movie to each other. =)

Michele said...

Thanks for the recommendation Elizabeth. I will look for that.