Sunday, December 12, 2010
TSS: A Snowy Week
Good morning, and welcome to my Sunday Salon week in review. The SNOW took center stage as a four day "lake effect" event left us with 49" on the ground! Schools were closed Monday and Wednesday, and weather records of all kinds were broken. I posted a few pictures for Wordless Wednesday and also updated my header photo. Today it's raining, but we're being told to brace ourselves for more lake effect this week.
Since there was not much time in the car, I'm still around the half-way point of Pavilion of Women, but enjoying it very much. I listened to Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton indoors on my ipod instead. Although I've read the book a couple of times before, the audio experience added a new dimension. It was also interesting to listen just a few months after reading Summer, a book Wharton referred to as 'hot Ethan'.
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen is my current book. At page 300, I can heartily agree with what many bloggers are saying - if you loved The Corrections, you'll love this, too. I need to finish soon... look for it on my year-end list!
My book club met Friday to discuss The Group by Mary McCarthy. Most members really liked it, primarily for the social history. I'm working on the review, and will be sure to include more about our discussion.
Finally, although 2011 will be a challenge-free year, I've decided to accept the TBR Dare at Ready When You Are, C.B. In the sign-up post I mentioned an exception for book club selections, but I won't need to make use of that in January. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, a book already on my shelf, was chosen. The TBR Dare is off to a good start!
Today we have decorating and wrapping planned, then a birthday party for my brother-in-law. The baking will have to wait until next weekend when Daughter #1 is home. Later this evening, I'll have time to spend with Freedom. Are you busy with holiday activities today? Will you carve out some time to read, too?