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). 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?
16 thoughts on “Sunday Salon”
Happy weekend, Violet! And happy reading too. 😀
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
awww…thats bad. I hope you recover soon enough and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
It sounds like you’re settling in very well! Moving is always such an adventure.
Thank goodness your old library is so close. No audios? For shame! 🙂 Hope you’re settled in soon and become familiar with your new area.
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 🙂
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.
I was actually looking for Beneath a Marble Sky but didn’t find it. So I borrowed this instead. I’m hoping I like it.
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!
Good to know your mom loved it, hoping I love it too. You have a good week too.
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).
Absolutely, that’s what I’m figuring out about audiobooks too, hoe you can squeeze in some extra time reading 🙂
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.
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 🙂 i wish for one here.
I hope your new place 🙂
Try listening to audiobooks while traveling or doing house work, you wont fall asleep that way 🙂