The Sunday Salon – April 15, 2012

Well, our first week back to school after two weeks off is over. It happened. That’s about all I can say about it. :) Actually, after a rough couple days, the end of the week smoothed out. And it helps to know we only have 10 weeks left until summer break!

Kevin and I are going through TV withdrawals, as our Wii is at Nintendo for repairs, so no Netflix Watch Instantly. :( We tried a couple movies, but they were both bust – you’ll hear about them in my next ten-word movie reviews post. We have one disc of Community: Season Two, but I have to use our second disc for Babette’s Feast – remember, we will be discussing it here on the 27th for Film Club!

Last night, we had a Game Night at church – not a great turn-out, numbers-wise, but we still had an absolute blast. First time we have ever played PIT – and I nearly lost my voice! Today is church, then I’m sitting in on the Youth Band practice. After that, I’m hoping to get some reading done, and we’re watching War Horse tonight.

If I do get a chance to read today, here are the books I’ll be spending my time with.

In print:
~ The Demi-Monde: Winter by Matt Rees
~ Deadline by Mira Grant
~ The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons

On audio:
~ An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
~ Plugged by Eoin Colfer

What are you reading today?

This week on the blog:
~ Read-along Discussion: The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons, part one
~ My ever-evolving top 100 books of all time
~ Book blogging apathy
~ Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

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18 Responses to The Sunday Salon – April 15, 2012

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I just made a similar comment today about the number of weeks of school left. I get completely annoyed at it all by this point. I’m over the work, the teachers, the meetings, the events. Blah. But of course, after having no schedule all summer, I’m ready for school to start again in the fall.
    Sandy´s last post ..Sunday Salon: Wrapping Up Spring Break, and Saving Lives Again

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I’m the same way – ready to have less structure, but by the end of summer, we need our structure back so we don’t kill each other!

  2. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    says:

    Too bad about your Wii. I hope you get it back soon. You have ten weeks left of school?! That’s crazy. I have about six weeks left though right after the semester is over, the new one starts up. Today I’m reading The Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and doing homework. Have a great Sunday, Carrie.
    Vasilly´s last post ..Sunday Salon

  3. unfinishedperson
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn
    says:

    Oooh, ooooh, I love Babette’s Feast…one of my favorite movies. I have to mark that down in the calendar.
    unfinishedperson´s last post ..The elephant in the room: This new blog

  4. Colleen
    Twitter: booksnyc
    says:

    I watched War Horse with my parents last weekend and we all really enjoyed it. It covers a lot of ground but its a wonderful story. Enjoy!
    Colleen´s last post ..Saturday Snapshot: April 14, 2012

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Colleen – I hope my kids like it – it’s a lot longer than the movies we usually watch for Family Movie Night.

  5. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Twitter: laurelrainsnow
    says:

    Ah, not many more weeks until summer, then…that’s always a good thing, right?

    I’m totally engrossed in a new Scottolini book called Come Home. Family stuff, mystery, etc.

    Here’s MY SUNDAY SALON POST
    Laurel-Rain Snow´s last post ..AUTHOR’S HOME PAGE

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Laurel-Rain – definitely a good thing – always feeling ready for summer by this time of year. :)

  6. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Twitter: debnance
    says:

    I love the idea of Game Night at church. I must share that.

    Here’s my
    Sunday Salon: TLA Conference.
    I hope you’ll stop by!

  7. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    Wow, just 10 weeks left! You can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
    bermudaonion (Kathy)´s last post ..Mailbox Monday

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – as much as I don’t want to think of homeschooling as a tunnel, it certainly feels that way this time of year! We are all so ready for a break – and I’m very glad that break is in sight. :)

  8. How’s Community? And ugh TV withdrawal. ;)
    Amy @ My Friend Amy´s last post ..The Sunday Salon — Blue Like Jazz, LATFOB is coming, etc.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Amy – we absolutely loved the first season of Community! It’s quirky, funny, and different. The second season is off to a bit of a slow start, but we’re only two episodes in so far, so I’m holding out hope that it will hit its stride again.

  9. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Twitter: bookjourney
    says:

    I have to get my hands on Babette’s Feast! Which means I have to quit hording The Band Played On and return it to Netflix.
    Sheila (Book Journey)´s last post ..Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

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