Sunday Salon

For over a month I’ve been taking part in The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance at Readerbuzz. So far it’s been a huge success and I’m striving to make it a regular feature. So here’s another post. 

After finishing Icelandic author Ólafur Ólafsson’s novel The Sacrament  I’ve returned to reading  David Gilmour’s The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, its Regions and their Peoples and Stuart Jeffries’s Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School. Late last week I also started Bosnian writer Dzevad Karahasan’s Sarajevo, Exodus of a City and Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal for Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge. 

 

Articles. Even with my nose buried in several books I read a number of excellent articles last week. Inspired by Paula Bardell-Hedley’s outstanding weekly feature “Winding Up the Week” on her great blog Book Jotter I’ve started incorporating these into my Sunday Salon posts and will continue to do so in the future. 

Listening. With so many things going on in the world there’s been no shortage of material for my favorite podcasts. Despite this extensive list I feel I should be listening to much more. 

Watching. After finishing up season 4 of Stranger Things it’s all been Mr. Robot. Like I’ve said before it just gets crazier and crazier thanks to insane plot twists, great writing and superb acting. It’s been one hell of a wild ride. 

Everything else. In what’s becoming a Friday ritual I met my professor buddies on Friday at our favorite winery for wine, conversation and a killer view. I’ve been drinking coffee in the mornings, but in the evenings I’ve been known to enjoy an adult beverage or two with my books and articles. 

 

6 thoughts on “Sunday Salon

  1. I finally got around to listening to a podcast this week and thought of you. I really enjoyed it and have decided to listen to more on my walk/runs rather than just music. So, thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I always take away something from Paula’s Book Jotter weekly wrap-up post, so I am glad you are sharing some of the links that you found interesting.

    Thank you for sharing the best of your podcasts, too. Alex Jones is another reason I hate to reveal to people that I’m from Texas.

    Like you, I like to read several books at once. I do need to wrap up a couple of them, though…I’ve been reading two of them for several months.

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    • Her links are amazing! Thanks to her I’ve discovered so many great articles!
      Alex Jones is a plague upon humanity. One more reason not to tell people you live in Texas! (And he’s from Austin, no less!)
      I just finished my Italy book so I’ll be starting another book probably tonight. It never ends!
      Thanks for dropping by and commenting, but above all, thanks for hosting Sunday Salon each week!

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