Sunday Salon — November 3
Time: // 8:12 am (I slept most of my extra hour)
The scene: // Sunny and cool with a view of the neighbor’s maple that has turned a lovely orangey-red.
Listening to: // My Sunday playlist, currently “Amazing Grace” by the Dropkick Murphys.
Currently reading: // I’m still reading Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll and learning much of 20th century European history while I’m at it.
Blogging about: // The completion of the October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Ann McLachlan. The final week’s theme was Gratitude and Regrets:
That last one, about taking a new road to healthy eating, generated some good conversation in the comments yesterday.
I posted a wrap-up post, with links to all fifteen of my memoir posts in October on Friday: Wrap Up Post.
Participating in: // I wish I were participating in NaNoWriMo, but I just couldn’t make my writing goals this month fit that paradigm. Instead, I’m going to join in Nonfiction November hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness and Leslie from Regular Rumination. It’s a nice low-key event with weekly themes and link-ups of discussion and nonfiction reviews.
Looking forward to: // Getting my latest scheme to be organized up and running. I expect that to happen later today. Let’s hope it works for longer than I took to set it up!
What are you up to this fine Sunday?
Non-fiction November sounds like fun!
How I wish we had a colorful maple outside our window. Instead, we have brownish-yellow leaves that falling like rain.
I have marked your wrap-post and plan to read all your October memoir entries over the next few days. I hope to participate in that meme next year, if it is offered again.
I do love memoirs….I don’t have any on my list at the moment, but I’m sure I’ll be drawn to one soon.
I participated in NaNo in 2010…and what a great experience! I was able to make a good start on a novel that I later completed. Just have to publish it!
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Non-Fiction November sounds like fun! I am interested to hear your thoughts about Cheryl Strayed’s book, especially…it was not really my cup of tea, but I like to know what others think of it. And also Tracy Kidder – I am a huge fan of his book Mountains Beyond Mountains!
This Sunday I am enjoying a little bit of extra time in my morning thanks to daylight savings…I woke up well before my alarm. And then I’ll be going to work to put in some overtime from 12-9.
I wish I had slept through my extra hour. Instead, Hannah the cat was up and causing mischief at 7:15 a.m. and I had to get up and deal with her. Oh well. I’m excited you’ll be joining us for Nonfiction November — I hope it will be exactly fun and low-key for everyone involved 🙂
would be nice to have some colour to look at in our garden. the virgina creeper was stunning but all got blowed away in our storms last weekend
I really have to be called to a particular memoir to get into it. I have read a lot of cooking memoirs and ex-pat memoirs. I do want to read Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War and Redemption (US title) by Janine Di Giovanni. Mainly because her experience with a husband in AA sounds similar to my experiences with my father in AA.
Non-fiction November sounds like fun! I’m been reading more and more non-fiction lately.
I hope your latest scheme is a success and that you can breathe a sigh of relief.