The Sunday Salon – November 25, 2012

This week went by so quickly – I want more vacation time! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving – lots of fantastic food and fun with the family. It was especially good to hear both Kevin and Noah express their gratefulness for our new home. I am continually amazed at how well the transition has gone, and everyone seems to have settled in easily. I know that we may still be in a honeymoon period, and I’m under no illusion that we will always be conflict-free, but so far it has gone very smoothly.

In spite being on vacation, I didn’t get very much reading done, and am reading the same four books: An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd and The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay in print; and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Daddy’s Little Girl by Lisa Scottoline on audio.

I’m hoping to finish at least one of the print books today, but the reading will have to come between church and seeing Breaking Dawn, Part 2 with Natalie and my mom. We’re dragging our holiday weekend out as much as possible – and no one is ready to go back to school tomorrow. Sigh.

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you get any reading done? Did you brave the stores on Black Friday?

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22 Responses to The Sunday Salon – November 25, 2012

  1. Unfinished Person
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn
    says:

    Over Thanksgiving and since, no, I didn’t get any reading done, but before then, I did get three books finished this week and am working on a fourth. I didn’t brave the stores on Black Friday and instead my wife and I each ordered ourselves an anniversary gift online. As for Thanksgiving itself, eh…my father was in a mood unfortunately and brought the whole house down (not literally, but almost :( ).

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Bryan – family get-togethers can often be stressful – I’m sorry that yours wasn’t better.

  2. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    I’m so glad things are going well for y’all – I have a feeling your conflicts will be few and far between.

  3. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Twitter: laurelrainsnow
    says:

    Moving is always a challenge…but I love the part about creating a new home and finding new experiences in a new community. Hope it all goes well.

    I enjoyed Daddy’s Little Girl. Scottoline is a favorite author for me.

    Have a great Sunday, and here’s MY SUNDAY SALON POST

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Laurel-Rain – I’m enjoying Daddy’s Little Girl, too – I just wish I had more time to listen!

  4. Melissa
    Twitter: myeclecticbooks
    says:

    So glad to hear how well you guys are settling in and that you had a great week! My Thanksgiving was great and I managed to sneak in lots of extra reading on Friday as I stayed far away from all stores!!

  5. Kailana says:

    Glad things are going well! Enjoy your movie!

  6. Nose in a book
    Twitter: Nose_in_a_book
    says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! It’s such a nice idea for a holiday, I’m thinking we non-Americans should all have one too!

  7. Patti Smith
    Twitter: PattiRSmith
    says:

    I’m soooo not ready to go back to school :( I’m back to grading essays today…heavy sigh…

  8. Ann Holt
    Twitter: mordyth
    says:

    Over Thanksgiving besides a wonderful visit with family, I was able to devour Julie Otsuka’s THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC, an exquisite gem. My review is on my blog.

    My niece and I have gone to see all the Twilight movies together. She drives two hours to visit. We LOVED it. All the rooms in those two beautiful houses are decorated with BOOKS! Hope you enjoyed the movie too!

    Enjoy the holiday season in your new home!

  9. Erin says:

    I stay away from stores on black Friday!! Thanksgiving was a blast. Got to cook a lot of food and eat with my wonderful family. I have read a decent amount the past few days but also slept too much. I keep getting ridiculously tired for some reason :/

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Erin – I have felt like napping a lot, too! I think it’s the weather, plus all the food.

  10. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    We did not do any shopping on Black Friday, but I did take my daughter shopping Saturday and Sunday and it was a nightmare. Ugh. And the daughter and the son DID go see Twilight (while hubby and I saw Life of Pi, thank God) and they were pretty disappointed. But whatever. At least that nonsense is over now.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I’m curious about Life of Pi. I’m not a big fan of the book, but the movie looks amazing.

  11. Lorraine S. says:

    Finishing up my Ireland Challenge. Read “In An Irish House” edited by Sybil Connolly. A lovely coffee table book I will add to my Ireland book collection (50 books). Check out 71 Merrion Sq. Dublin- Connolly’s Georgian home and design studio. Looking forward to your wrap-up in a couple of weeks. Thanks