The Sunday Salon – June 30, 2013 (plus, wraping up June’s reading)

sundaysalon2Time: 8:06 p.m., Saturday evening

Reading: Middlemarch by George Eliot; The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon; Obedience by Will Lavender

Listening to: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Wishing: For a better job for Kevin. Don’t get me wrong, we are very grateful that he HAS a job. But he is very frustrated to be working six days a week, doing something he doesn’t enjoy very much, and only making enough for us to barely scrape by.

Missing: My sister Debra, who was here visiting last weekend.

Considering: Whether or not to eat a Weight Watchers ice cream bar.

Planning: A visit with my other sister, Marni, who arrives with her family on Wednesday evening. They will stay through Monday, and then take Josiah back with them to Everett for a week. Not sure I’m ready for my youngest to be gone for a whole week!

Watching lately: We’ve been enjoying the new TNT series King and Maxwell. Also, we watched the first episode of Under the Dome, but I’m not sure if I like it or not; they’ve made some major changes from the book.

Thankful for: 33 pounds lost so far!

What are you reading/listening to/watching/planning?

Books completed in June:

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce – 4 starsmy review
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome – 4 stars
The Turncoat by Donna Thorland (audiobook) – 3 starsmy review
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith – 5 starsmy review
Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff – 4 starsmy review
Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King – 3 starsmy review
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – 4 starsmy review
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton – 4 stars
The Asylum by John Harwood (audiobook) – 4 stars
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen – 4 stars
The Dinner by Herman Koch (audiobook) – 4 stars
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell – 4 stars

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14 Responses to The Sunday Salon – June 30, 2013 (plus, wraping up June’s reading)

  1. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    You had some good reading this month! I loved Three Men in a Boat. I bet it will be hard to say good-bye to the little guy for a week.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Candace – yes, it will! He is ready for it; I’m not sure I am.

  2. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    I’m sure Kevin will find the right job and I pray it happens soon! Congratulations on the weight loss!

  3. Beth Hoffman says:

    Applause on the weight loss! I’ll be sending up good thoughts for Kevin to find the right job.

  4. irene says:

    Congratulations on the weight loss. WOW, I’m sure your little guy will be just as glad to be coming home as is is to go away for a Whole week. Great reading list, good for you.

  5. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    says:

    Congratulations on the weight loss! You had a lot of good reading going on in June! I hope it continues in July too. Enjoy your week.

  6. Bryan G. says:

    I have two of those books on my reading list for this month The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Frozen In Time. I’m glad you didn’t hate them. 🙂

    Congratulations on the weight loss and sorry to hear about Kevin. I know from experience about that. Hopefully, it will get better.

  7. Susan says:

    Congrats on the weight loss & all the reads in June. A productive month! You’ve caught my attention with the 5th Wave. hmm seems good! Happy 4th.