Sunday Salon — February 2 (Groundhog’s Day Edition)
Time: // 8:51 am.
The scene: // No creature is seeing it’s shadow here today. Our driveway is covered with white, but I’m not sure what exactly stuck from the wintery mix we had in the last 12 hours, possibly sleet. I don’t even know if it’s something I can shovel or scrape off — this could make for an interesting few days. Fortunately, there’s lots of food in the house.
Listening to: // I’ve been streaming Call the Midwife in advance of a new season in the spring. I’m enjoying the songs from the 50s and 60s. I had the thought that I should make a playlist, but it would be a lot of work and I’d have to go back and re-watch the earliest programs to make it complete. Fortunately, Spotify user Claire Kates had the same idea so I’m listening to her Call the Midwife playlist.
Reading: // I rarely re-read books, but I read My Love Affair with England by Susan Allen Toth every time I think I might really make my first trip to England. It doesn’t seem to date because it’s so much about the romanticized view of England that American lovers of English literature hold in our hearts.
The next book on England I have selected is Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson. It’s over 900 pages and the first of a trilogy, so I’m not fully committed to this. We’ll have to see if it grabs me enough to be worth months of my lunch-time reading.
Blogging about: // The Happiness Project Read Along. We finished last week! I think everyone was happier for having read it. Check out our discussions:
Participating in // The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge. I finished all four of my books, but I’ve yet to review the last one, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Watch for it this afternoon!
What are you up to this fine Sunday?
That traveler’s memoir of England is a book I’d love to read. I plan on going back to the Merry Isles some time in the future! Hope you make it over there soon.
The groundhog didn’t see his shadow here, so an early spring. 🙂 haha
I’m looking forward to your review of War of Art. It’s being sitting on my ereader for at least a year now. Stay warm!
Happy Groundhog’s day to you, too! I hope you enjoy Quicksilver – it looks good, but the length is daunting to me!
My SS update: http://rachelreadingnthinking.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-update.html