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?
After some hot days, we returned to good walking weather. Now that I’m healthy, I’m taking full advantage. The gradual approach works best for me, so I’m still not taking my long walk with three steep hills. For now, I’m aiming for consistency on the shorter, flatter walk.
In a couple of days, we’ll start seeing the overnight temperature dip into the low 50s. That will feel like autumn!
What are you reading?
I’m making good progress through The Traitor Beside Her by Mary Anna Evans. Spy thrillers aren’t my usual genre but give me a woman as the protagonist and a setting that I love, Arlington Hall during World War II, and I’m quite happy.
What are you watching?
Our favorite movie this week was Genius (2016). Thanks to Jinjer, The Intrepid Angeleno, for recommending it in her Sunday Salon post last week.
We liked this movie so much that we kept wondering why we hadn’t seen it. The stars are Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Linney — all actors we’d watch in pretty much anything. The story is about writers and editors.
Apparently, we listened to the critics who generally disliked the film. Critics underestimate how much book lovers like movies about books.
What are you doing?
I enjoyed my trip to the grocery store this week. I still run into weird supply issues occasionally. Or, maybe, I’m just more aware of them since I encountered problems in 2020 and 2021. We could be back to the normal oddities, and I’ve just forgotten what that’s like.
This one was particularly fun and usual.
The grocery store is having a three-day sale on ten-pound bags of potatoes. The sale price was about $1.50 less than the price of five-pound bags of potatoes. There’s a bargain.
The potatoes look fresh, so it wasn’t a matter of trying to get rid of produce before it goes bad. Maybe the potato production place ran out five-pound potato sacks so they could only package ten-pound bags?
We were completely out of potatoes. We go through most of a five-pound bag in a week. I took the store up on the offer that paid me to take a ten-pound bag.
What are you writing?
For British Isles Friday this week, I wrote up my review of Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner– I enjoyed my vicarious trip to London!
I still haven’t reached the “Let’s Write” lesson in the novel-writing course that I’m taking, but I’m really close and I have a pretty good idea who my characters are and how my story will be structured. This week, I attended a live Zoom workshop where we played with character arcs. Fun!
How are you this fine Sunday?