I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even done a Sunday Salon post in two weeks. School stuff, church stuff, various appointments – I’ve had very little time for reading or blogging. Until this week, which involved a couple of kids’ dentist appointments, giving me lots of reading time in the waiting room, and a cold that has slowed me down, whether I like it or not. I read a whole book this week – A Watershed Year by Susan Schoenberger – and absolutely loved it. My review will go up on Wednesday. I also listened to an entire audiobook – Forever by Maggie Stiefvater – and enjoyed it as well.
I was fighting a cold at the beginning of the week, and I really thought I was winning. Then Thursday, Natalie and I drove to Post Falls, Idaho (two hours away) for an early birthday celebration for both of us. My birthday is in a week or so; Natalie’s is in December. Mom bought all three of us tickets to Steven Curtis Chapman’s Songs and Stories Tour, which also included Andrew Peterson (author of The Wingfeather Saga and songwriter extraordinaire), and Josh Wilson. The concert was truly amazing – all three of us thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn’t get home until 1:00 a.m., however, and I think that night of short sleep gave this cold an advantage.
I was supposed to lead worship at church this morning, but since I can’t sing a note without hacking up a lung, I will be spending today sitting on the couch, reading Beautiful Chaos, playing Words With Friends on Facebook, and watching episodes of Ally McBeal on Netflix. If I have an occasion to listen to any audiobooks, I have two loaded onto my MP3 player, ready to go: Second Nature by Jacquelyn Mitchard, and The Zero by Jess Walter.
What are you reading this last Sunday of October?
Reviews posted since my last Sunday Salon: