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?
A thunderstorm ended our three days of excessive heat warnings with a bang last night. We were without power for about an hour, but it came back on in time to fix supper and for the house to get cool again before bedtime.
What are you reading?
I’ve been aiming to eat more natural foods since I read books like Food Rules by Michael Pollan (illustrated by Maria Kalman) and The End of Overeating by David A Kessler. And, yet, when I looked through my pantry, I found boxes with Ultra-Processed Food ingredients in them.
This is hard, but worth it. I avoided several pitfalls, including movie popcorn, since I started reading this book and I dropped a few pounds!
I’ll try to get a review written soon.
What are you watching?
Barbie! I’m one of the few remaining people that haven’t had COVID (that I know of — I have allergies so a mild case could have slipped in and out without my awareness). So, I’m still avoiding crowds.
I went the theater on Monday for a 12:35 showing to enjoy the movie with about 20 other people who are also, presumably, cautious. I’m sure my experience was less fun than for people who wore pink and exchanged “Hi, Barbie!” with strangers, but I felt safe. I enjoyed the movie and appreciated that I could be part of this cultural moment.
What are you doing?
Taking an on-line class on novel-writing. That’s why I missed Sunday Salon for the last several weeks. This course has eaten my brain.
The course is expensive and time-consuming, but I’ve been working on my novel for three years without feeling like I’m getting closer to done. I hope this course will provide structure, accountability, and community to guide me across the finish line.
Jury’s still out. The first part of the course, naturally, is about how stories are told. The part of the course that is about writing the novel comes later.
What are you writing?
I still managed to write my British Isles Friday posts, so here are the ones that you might have missed while I was gone:
- Managing Expectations by Minnie Driver, a book of autobiographical essays
- Minnie Driver films, brief reviews of recently watched movies
- Empire of Light, a film set in Margate, England
- Margate, England, a fantasy trip to this seaside town
How are you on this fine Sunday?