Sunday Salon — February 9
Time: // 9:10 am.
The scene: // Snow on the ground. We haven’t had much melting since the last round of snow because it’s been so cold. The roads are clear and, with the help of some neighbor kids, so is my driveway. That and a working furnace in the house is enough to keep me happy.
Listening to: // The hum of the humidifier — another thing that helps keep me happy in the winter.
Reading: // I’m enjoying Newton by Peter Ackroyd. I was inspired to make one of those new Pinterest boards with the maps to show the places that are described in the book: Follow in the Footsteps of Isaac Newton. There’s more to go — he just got to Cambridge in my reading.
Blogging about: // My Love Affair with England by Susan Allen Toth. I got two blog posts in one day from one book! Her chapter about English food (it’s better than I’ve heard) prompted a Weekend Cooking post and, later yesterday, I got my book review written. I’m not usually a re-reader, but I’ve read this book at least three times, so obviously I liked it!
Participating in // A year-long slow version of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, with a group on Facebook facilitated by Laurel Regan of Alphabet Salad. Here’s her invitation to join — it’s not too late! I got a late start, but I finally purchased the book last week and I did my first Artist’s Date that included taking this photo of the display window at STL Books, the new local bookstore in Kirkwood, Missouri. Isn’t this a fun Valentine display?
They could have put The Artist’s Way in this window, but I bought their copy earlier in the week.
What are you up to this fine Sunday?
Good morning, Joy! I like the idea of a slow version of The Artist’s Way. I would join but I have way too many books in my reading stacks now. Stay warm!
I’m totally stealing that window display if I get to open my bricks & mortar store!!
And now I want to read My Love Affair with England! A triple re-read is endorsement enough for me 🙂
Awesome – all red books display! I often wished I could get my library to revamp their book displays to make them more interesting and appealing.
Hi Joy! The snowing and cold is hanging on too long for me but it perfect to curl up with a good book 🙂
Love the window display. Very inviting. 🙂
Holly is trying to drive me crazy while Rob it out working. I’m trying to catch up on some things, like transcribing my quotes and updating my menu board. Things I can do and not mind if there’s an interruption. Because there will be an interruption. She’s wanting to go outside for 4-6 times an hour when she’s awake. When she’s not awake, I try to plow through housework, like cleaning the carpet and reorganizing stacks. Maybe tomorrow I can get some writing done.
I did steal that brick-and-mortar display, or at least your photo of it. My Sunday Salon is all about red books, and I linked this post. Thank you for taking the time to photograph it. Here’s where you can see it:
I love the Pinterest map board. I had not seen that before – thanks for showing me! Also I really like Peter Ackroyd. If only his biography of London was not so massive. It looks extremely interesting but I don’t have the heart to start it and read it on and off for the rest of my adult life…!
I have London checked out of the library, but it’s the third massive book I have in the house, so it’s unlikely to get read before the library wants it back! I may have to put it on the calendar or something to make arrangements to read it.