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?
We’ve been having some beautiful late spring days with highs in the upper 70s and sunshine. I enjoy my walks on those days, knowing that it will get much warmer soon.
What are you reading?
Something Fabulous by Alexis Hall. One of several books by this British author that I plan to review in June for Pride Month.
You Can’t Be Serious by Kal Penn. I’m listening to the audiobook since Kal Penn is an actor and reads his own memoir. What a fun experience! This book is the June selection for our book group that specializes in books about race in America. It will be our first book, I think, about the South Asian immigrant experience.
You Can’t Be Serious is a good follow up to our May book, Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang about the East Asian immigrant experience. I’m still putting together my blog post about that one.
What are you watching?
We’ve got a Titanic theme going, at the moment, in our movie-watching.
We rewatched Titanic (1997) to see Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet when they were young and when we first noticed them. Kathy Bates plays Molly Brown in that movie — it’s a small role, but I think I remembered every scene from seeing the movie previously.
Then, we watched The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) with Debbie Reynolds as the title character. This is a film version of a musical. They aren’t very careful with the history of the woman, but it is a fun movie.
I’m miffed because they give this Molly Brown a completely different childhood in Colorado. The real Margaret Tobin grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, 30 miles north of my hometown. Margaret Tobin Brown deserves an accurate biopic. Check out her Wikipedia article. I’m especially fascinated by her activism for women’s suffrage, her charity toward her fellow passengers on the Titanic and to French recovery after World War I, and her support of striking miners in Colorado.
Next up, A Night to Remember (1958), a British film about the sinking of the Titanic. Unlike the other two movies, I haven’t seen this one before, so I’m looking forward to a British take on this story.
What are you doing?
I’ve been setting up Evernote to support my activities this summer. I rearranged things so that I have four stacks of notebooks:
- Community & Relationships
- Health & Wellbeing
- Home & Belongings
- Learning & Creativity
That seems like a pretty good way to organize everything in my life. Now, it’s time to test it out!
What are you writing?
I wrote a review of the film Military Wives for British Isles Friday. With all of the above planning, I haven’t managed to write much — but I have planned a lot of writing on both my blog and my novel.
How are you this fine Sunday?