The Sunday Salon

Happy Sunday everyone!  You may have noticed I don’t have a TSS badge.  I am blogging this morning from my mother’s Mac and I am telling you, Apple is not my friend.  I have no idea how to use it so I finally just decided to write my post and be done with it–no badges or other inserts!

I am using my mom’s computer because I am sitting on the porch of her lakehouse as I write this post.  I have my two dogs curled up next to me and a hot coffee on the end table so life is good!  Pretty soon I will be taking my stepdaughter and cousin to the lake for some swimming.

This week I finished up 31 Bond Street, by Ellen Horan.  It was wonderful–the writing was a little subpar but the story was such a great one that I got sucked right in nonetheless.  Then I read The Likeness, by Tana French, which is for my book club meeting tomorrow.  I was the one who suggested it but I was actually a little nervous when it was chosen because I was afraid there may not have been much to discuss.  Luckily, I think I was dead wrong–yes, it was a mystery but there was still so much food for thought.  I will be sure to post a review after our meeting and wlso include the reactions of my fellow book clubbers.

Last, but not least, I started The Brothers Karamazov for the read-a-long mentioned by Jill at Fizzy Thoughts.  The read-a-long hasn’t started yet but I figured that with my track record I better get a head start!  Hopefully I’ll finish this read-a-long–thus far, the only one I have had success with is East of Eden.

I hope you all have an enjoyable Sunday.  I am planning on reading by the lake as the girls swim.  Then we’ll have a loooong drive home!

8 Responses

  1. It’s a perfect day to be by the lake!! Good luck with The Brothers Karamazov… thought about joining in, but am relaxing my reading/blogging commitments for the summer. I’ll be following all the posts for it though.

  2. Head starts are perfectly acceptable. I was planning on doing it myself. 😀

  3. Eh, I really should join that readalong, but I’ve already got so many books I need to read this summer!

  4. I need to get my hands on Tana French’s mysteries! Everyone keeps telling me they’re beautifully written and have a lot of depth.

    Reading by the lake sounds absolutely lovely. Enjoy your Sunday!

  5. I’m right there with you in a distaste for Macs. Although, I suppose I can’t complain too much. My laptop is dead as a doornail at the moment, and I’m stuck using my Chuck’s G5.

  6. It’s been 2 years since I read The Brothers Karamazov. I first read it in college for my thesis, then re-read a couple times. It’s easier to read it in installments, and taking the chapter on Grand Inquisitor slowly. Good luck with the book. 🙂

  7. It sounds like you’ve had a great day! I’ve read so many positive reviews on The Likeness but I’m still too scared of disappointment to pick it up just yet. I hope you have a great week!

  8. Aw, I love my Mac. 😀

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