Sunday Salon

I usually don’t do Sunday Salon but since my husband is working this Sunday I have nothing to do. Blogging seemed like a great idea although I avoid blogging on weekends.

I had a hectic week as I have been setting up the house. I have also been busy exploring the new surroundings which is always fun. The first thing I looked for is obviously the library but I kind of don’t like this one. It’s very crowded and it also doesn’t keep audio-books. So I think I will be going to my previous library which is just 15 minutes bus ride away.

I just finished reading Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore and I quite liked it. I am thinking of watching the movie and then reviewing both together. I also bought a few YA books from the library but I could not get into those although they seem like good books. So I returned them and bought Dragon House by John Shors which is set in Vietnam and Breathing in Color by Clare Jay which is set in India. AS I recently discovered audio-books I have also borrowed Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos and The King of Torts by John Grisham for my husband. He thinks audio-books are great while jogging, I might try it sometime this week too. I did not finish Nemesis by Agatha Christie but more on that later.

Oh and challenges. I joined only one this year (I think)- South Asian Authors Challenge and I’m sure I have completed it. Again, I will compile the list for this year as well as the ones to read next year (oh yes, I’m joining for next year too). I don’t think I will join any other challenges though. I might join RIP. I didn’t participate this year because my husband was traveling at that time and I didn’t want to read horror when I was all alone in the house.

I think I have rambled on for too long. I’m off to read The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Gallant. Before ending the post can I shamelessly ask you to Sign my Guest-book? (thank you to those who already have).Β  It will take only a minute and I kind of like going through all the guest signatures. It’s always fun. Okay, I’ll stop now. How is your weekend progressing?

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16 thoughts on “Sunday Salon

  1. Hi Violet,

    Sounds as though you are having a thoroughly enjoyable weekend, hope you get some time to relax and read as well.

    I haven’t done a thing for the last few days, been laid up with a really nasty stomach bug. We had committed to go out Saturday and felt obliged to stick to plans, but for me it was a pretty awful day and we had to leave early (which is a shame as the hostess had cooked a great meal, which I did manage to eat a little of and stayed down until we got home, so no offense caused)

    It is now 7.30am here in UK and I have just woken up. I feel a little better after a good long sleep, and I may take today to relax and catch up on a little reading, so that tomorrow I can hopefully get back to normal.

    Enjoy your day

    Yvonne

  2. I usually don’t post on the weekends either but use that time instead to write my posts for the week but sometimes you just gotta post πŸ™‚

    I’ll be interested to see what you think of Dragon House – I read it earlier this year and had a hard time connecting with it but I know a lot of people really liked it.

  3. I’m sorry the library closest to you isn’t better. At least your old one isn’t too far though. I am glad you are settling in well otherwise!

    I have Dragon House here to read and am looking forward to it. I gave my mother a copy for Christmas last year and she loved it.

    I am sad to see the weekend coming to an end because it means back to work tomorrow. At least it’s a short week for me because of the long holiday (not true for my husband). I hope you have a good week, Violet!

  4. Audiobooks are so much fun! I love being able to squeeze in some extra reading time that way. I haven’t figured out which challenges I’m going to participate in next year (other than the two that I host).

  5. I’m glad to hear that your old library is not too far away from your new place. I’m staying in an area where I can get access to two libraries with simply a few bus stops away (at this point I’m still wondering how come my area doesn’t have one?!).

    Speaking of challenges, it looks like I won’t be joining too many next year and I want to focus more on the books I want to read instead.

    • It’s good that you have 2 libraries close by, I love the library system in Singapore, I wish India had something like that. I don’t think I would be joining many challenges either.

  6. I don’t think I am going to finish the SA challenge. I wish I could do Audio too, it is difficult for me, most of the time I sleep off and i have no idea, where i slept off 😦

    I am glad you have libraries there πŸ™‚ i wish for one here.
    I hope your new place πŸ™‚

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