Sunday Salon for 2 April 2023
Happy Sunday! Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at ReaderBuzz. Check out her post and the links to see what other bloggers have been up to in the last week.
How’s the weather?
Dramatic. I enjoy windy weather but could live without the tornado watches like the one that we had on Friday night.
We have warmer temperatures, most days, with the occasional cold one to keep us on our toes.
Typical Missouri spring weather, in other words.
What are you reading?
I broke a reading slump with Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall, a hilarious rom-com in book form about a fictional British baking show. I loved the behind-the-scenes peek into the production of the show and the witty dialogue. It turned out to be the perfect light-hearted book to read in the waiting room while Rick was having his cataract surgery. Now, I’m reading the second book in the series, Paris Daillencourt is About to Crumble.
I started our next book club selection: Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty. This collection of short stories takes place in a community of the Penobscot Nation in Maine. The author will be visiting our community in Missouri in May.
What are you watching?
In my continuing quest to see Jeremy Irons’ performances ahead of his 75th birthday in September, I’m watching the Brideshead Revisited miniseries. I kind of remember when this was aired on PBS in the early 1980s, but I was in college and rarely watched TV, much less an entire miniseries, so this is my first time seeing it.
While Rick was recovering from cataract surgery, we wanted to find a show that might work even if he wasn’t having the best visual experience. We ended up with the new series The Night Agent on Netflix. It’s a political thriller. We’ve been kind of lost much of the time, but I’m pretty sure that we’re supposed to be. There are more laughs than you might expect from a thriller, mostly coming from the interaction of the two lead characters.
What are you writing?
I finished and pre-scheduled all of my A-to-Z posts for the April Challenge.
A is for Marian Anderson began the month yesterday. I also wrote about her year in England for my British Isles Friday post. Her biography was way too fascinating for just one post.
What are you doing?
Rick’s cataract surgery went well. He seems to be healing on pace and having a good time exploring the capabilities of his new eye — very different from the near-sighted one with extreme astigmatism that he was born with. Of course, now, he’s dealing with the awkwardness of one eye fixed and one eye blurry. We’ll have a better understanding of what this all means after the second cataract surgery.
How are you this fine Sunday?
A book about a baking show? I am in! Adding it to Goodreads.
I had severe astigmatism and whne my first eye was done I was not able to read or do anything. I went from being VERY nearsighted to one eye being far sighted. The good news was my doctor said I could watch TV as it wouldn’t stress the new eye. At first i thought getting one of the glass lens knocked out of my glasses would help me but Nope.
Glad he is healing well!
Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake sounds like so much fun! Hope you’re done with the tornado watches for a while… that must be so scary.
I love the sound of that baking show rom-com. I’m glad it broke your reading slump. And it’s nice to know you will get to hear more from the author soon.
I think cataract surgeries await all of us. One by one, I hear about people who are having to schedule these. Here’s to continued smooth healing.
Off to take a look at your post about Marian Anderson.