The Sunday Salon – October 28, 2012

Six days and counting….. But I really don’t want to talk about packing and moving. And since that’s pretty much all we worked on this week, that doesn’t leave a lot to write about. I do want to tell all of you how much I appreciate the kind words and acts of support that I’ve received from my online friends – see this post.

So, since I want to think-slash-write about anything but moving, let’s talk TV, shall we? Kevin and I finished last season of NCIS, which ended with a bang of a cliffhanger. We’re trying to catch up on the first few episodes of this season online, since my folks watch it every week.

Let’s see, what else? Revenge – Natalie and I are as hooked on this season as we were last season. I can’t decide if I want fake Amanda to survive her fall from Victoria’s balcony or not. I don’t like that she comes between Jack and Emily, but I guess she doesn’t deserve to die. ;)

After meeting Captain Hook in last week’s episode, I have decided that I can forgive the producers of Once Upon a Time for killing off hot sheriff last season.

My guiltiest pleasure is Grey’s Anatomy, which I adore, but feel slightly guilty about watching, because it is definitely soapy. Anyone else watch this one?

My absolute favorite, Castle, was preempted for the last presidential debate, which I attempted to watch via online streaming. I didn’t last long. As far as Castle goes, I am adoring this season, and don’t think that Castle and Beckett being a couple has ruined anything.

I haven’t had very much time for reading, but I did manage to finish two books: The Human Factor by Graham Greene in print, and The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier.

We’re not going to make it to church this morning – instead, I’m going to be packing up my kitchen. In the evening, we’re having Natalie’s friend Ian over for dinner and to watch Prometheus. If I have any time to read at all today – which isn’t likely – these are the books I’ll be dipping into:

In print:
~ Under the Dome by Stephen King – Yes, still. This thing is soooooooooo long!
~ Captivate by Carrie Jones – This one grabbed me right away, just like book one in the series.
~ Broken Harbor by Tana French – She is simply amazing. If we weren’t moving, this is the book I’d be spending every spare moment devouring.
~ Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery – My comfort read.

On audio:
~ Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Soooooo good.
~ Abdication by Juliet Nicolson – Just started this one.

What are you reading, watching, or listening to these days?

On the blog this week:
~ Book Review: The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan
~ From Making It Up by Penelope Lively
~ Mini-reviews: Flesh and Bone by Jonathan Maberry; The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch; and The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier
~ We love our library!

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24 Responses to The Sunday Salon – October 28, 2012

  1. aw sad we aren’t watching any of the same shows! Will you be offline long during the move?
    Amy @ My Friend Amy´s last post ..Discussion: Zom-B by Darren Shan

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Amy – I shouldn’t have any offline time, as Mom and Dad already have WiFi at their house. :)

  2. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    I can’t wait to hear what you think about Captivate.
    Beth F´s last post ..The Kitchen Journal 7

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Candace – I wasn’t sure I was going to find time for it before I had to turn it back in, but it called to me. :)

  3. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    We loved Prometheus. I got the Blu Ray for my son for his birthday and I’m sure we’ll be watching it over and over. And Tana French…no better author alive. Want to start a fan club? Want to travel to Ireland and stalk her with me?
    Sandy´s last post ..Sunday Salon: The Week of Sandy

  4. Natalie ~ the Coffee and a Book Chick
    Twitter: coffeebookchick
    says:

    Your post is timely since I’ve been looking for good shows to download while on my business travel. Meant to check out Castle especially, and couldn’t agree more with you regarding Once Upon a Time. How dare they kill off hot sheriff last year?! Ah, yes, Captain Hook. All is forgiven, television show.

    I have Under the Dome and am ready to start that, maybe in the new year. I keep meaning to pick it up sooner rather than later and I always get sidetracked by something else. Right now, I’m reading The Twelve, which is the sequel to Justin Cronin’s The Passage. Not bad so far, yet it is confusing with all of the characters and flip-flopping from one time to the next.
    Natalie ~ the Coffee and a Book Chick´s last post ..The Sunday Salon: I turn to you. What should I watch?

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Natalie – Castle is awesome – would be a perfect companion while traveling! I have The Twelve on hold at the library – waiting, waiting……

  5. irene says:

    I don’t know how I managed but I’ve missed all of this seasons Once Upon a Time, I don’t really watch any of the other shows you do, except NCIS and I’m sure I’m still watching re-runs. I hope your packing goes well and you get a chance to rest and read a bit.
    irene´s last post ..Sunday Salon… Meow, meow, meow

  6. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Twitter: laurelrainsnow
    says:

    I also adore Grey’s Anatomy (and its sister “soap” Private Practice); Castle is another favorite, and I’m thoroughly enjoying the new season. Love the coupling of Castle and Beckett. Long overdue.

    Sounds like a good week for you (if we ignore the elephant in the room!).

    Have a good one…and here’s MY SUNDAY SALON POST
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Laurel-Rain – I loved Private Practice the first few seasons, too, but it lost my interest somewhere along the way. And Castle… sigh. So romantic!

  7. Tobi says:

    Bring on the steamy, soapy, dreaminess of Grey’s Anatomy! Love this one too! Who doesn’t love watching intelligent, beautiful people with really messed up lives? I personally don’t feel a bit of guilt indulging in this…I consider it more of a need really like chocolate and coffee. It is definitley a must for good balanced mental health!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      I love the way you look at it, Tobe! Wish you lived closer – we could have a Grey’s, wine, and chocolate party. :)

  8. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    Good luck with the move – I’m sure things will work out for the best.
    bermudaonion(Kathy)´s last post ..Weekend Cooking: Bake it in a Cupcake

  9. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12
    says:

    I’m with you on so many of those shows. Yay for Captain Hook on Once upon a Time, I love Castle and Grey’s Anatomy is my guilty pleasure as well. I will say that I’ve just recently discovered Bones (I know, it’s been on TV for 8 years), and it’s so good! If you like Castle I think you’d really like it.
    Melissa´s last post ..Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Melissa – I love Bones! I was very hooked on the first few seasons. This season hasn’t grabbed me as much lately, but they’ve also been off for baseball for a while now.

  10. Susan says:

    We’re with you all the way. Moving is stressful enough, enjoy some TV drama! Now that we’re done with Downton Abbey season 1 & 2, I’ve been hooked on Good Wife. This is some show. take care
    Susan´s last post ..The Sunday Salon: November Preview

  11. Michelle says:

    I am so far behind in Once Upon a Time! I read the recaps of the last few episodes but just need to sit down and watch them. I’ve been hearing amazing things about the hunkiness that is Captain Hook.

    Good luck with your packing! Unpacking is much more fun.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Michelle – Unpacking is one area that will go very smoothly for us, as my parents already have a fully stocked kitchen and all of our kitchen stuff is simply going into storage. Moving into an already functioning home is a lot easier! And yes, Captain Hook is quite yummy. :)

  12. Kathleen says:

    I really need to watch Revenge. Everyone keeps telling me that it is SO GOOD!
    Kathleen´s last post ..Glad it is Over!

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