The Sunday Salon – January 13, 2013

sundaysalon2Is anyone else having a hard time believing that January is almost half over already? Crazy! Our first week back to school went much better than I expected, even with dentist appointments and a migraine thrown in.

Highlights of the week include the Seahawks winning their playoff game; finishing two five-star books (The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin, and Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery – reviews will be coming later this week); playing cards with friends Friday evening; and seeing Jack Reacher Saturday evening.

Oh, yeah. And, Kevin got a job. :) It’s not full-time at the beginning; it’s not even in his field, but it’s a start.

Today, I will not be reading Sunday Salon posts or responding to comments until late in the afternoon. I will be avoiding the internet in order to prevent having the outcome of the Seahawks/Falcons game spoiled for me. The game is on smack in the middle of church, so we will be DVR-ing it and watching it in the afternoon.

After football, I may do some reading from one or all of the following: The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma; My Antonia by Willa Cather; The Panem Companion by V. Arrow; and More Baths, Less Talking by Nick Hornby.

What were the highlights of your week? Any good reads I need to hear about?

On the blog this week:
~ Adding to my TBR list – Bookmarks: January/February 2013 Issue
~ Mini-reviews: Stay by Allie Larkin; Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

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16 Responses to The Sunday Salon – January 13, 2013

  1. Your first paragraph: yes, yes, yes!!! It’s crazy indeed!

  2. Bryan
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn
    says:

    The highlight of this week for me probably was going to see Lincoln with The Wife. It’s rare with our work schedules that we can do things together, so when we can, we really enjoy it and this was a movie to be enjoyed.

    So how was Jack Reacher?

    Also congratulations to Kevin. It might not be full-time, but like you said, it’s a start and that definitely is a good thing. I know from experience, it can be frustrating being out of work for so long.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Bryan – I really want to see Lincoln, but will probably have to wait until it comes out on DVD. Jack Reacher was very enjoyable. I’ve never read the books, and I know Cruise doesn’t fit the description of the character, but I liked him in the role.

  3. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    Yay for Kevin!! I’m sure this job will lead to bigger and better things.

    It’s hard for me to believe January is half over because it’s been in the 70s here.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Thanks, Kathy – we’re excited about the opportunity. And I could use some of your weather – it was 3 degrees this morning when I woke up!

  4. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    Any job is a good job, and with his foot in the door, could lead to anything. Plus it is alot easier to find a job if you are already employed. So yay for all of you! Not really sure what has happened to January, but has gotten off to a rocky start because my son really hurt his back…right before midterms. Not really sure how this is all going to play out since the kid is in pain, on meds and going to PT. Always something, I tell you.

  5. Heather
    Twitter: BookAddictHeath
    says:

    YAY for Kevin getting a job! It may not be the perfect answer to prayer but it is a job and something is always better than nothing.

  6. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    Shhhh. It’s Jan 2, isn’t it?? All your reading choices look great.

  7. Michelle says:

    Congratulations to Kevin! It is definitely a step in the right direction.

    I’m just trying to take it one day at a time, but yes, it is insane that the month is half-over.

    I have The Aviator’s Wife on the docket for February. It’s been getting fabulous reviews so far, so I can’t wait to read it!

    Have a great week!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Michelle – I really think you’ll adore The Aviator’s Wife – I did.

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

    OOH you have not read The Book Thief yet? You must! Enjoy your week :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sheila – actually, I finished The Book Thief for the second time at the end of last year. It is one of my favorites!