The Sunday Salon 3-14-10

The Sunday
I don’t have any interesting topic to discuss today nor is it worth it for me to do a recap when I only finish one or two books each week, but I wanted to say something so here I am.


Today is book club day. It’s our second meeting, and this time we chose to read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. We’re going to see the movie this afternoon prior to our discussion. So far, we have been a book & movie club – reading the book then seeing the movie.Β  Are there any good books being made into movies next month?


The weather is finally turning nice here – just in time for the spring breakers. It’s still not as warm as it probably should be and we had a couple nasty days of rain this week, but I think the last of the abnormally cold weather is gone for good. I know a lot of people like to read in the winter because they can curl up with a blanket and tea (and I certainly love doing that) but my favorite weather to read in is what we had this morning: sunny and a little cool but warm enough to crack the windows and get some fresh air. Our eastern windows are perfect for some Sunday morning reading (although not so perfect for sleeping in).


Ben had his ACL/Meniscus surgery on Friday and is doing very well. When he had this surgery on his other leg a few years ago, he was in so much pain that we were really dreading this one. But we’ve actually had a somewhat decent weekend watching movies and hanging out in the house. I’m even going to leave him alone for a few hours today for book club which is something I could not have done last time. Thanks again to everyone for all the thoughts and prayers for Ben.


That’s it from me. How was your week? What are you reading today?

4 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon 3-14-10

  1. Kelly March 14, 2010 / 11:04 am

    Not really. Diary of a Wimpy Kid comes out Friday and that’ll probably still be playing in early April. But the only literary adaptation I see in April is The Last Song, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. (I will probably see it because I love his movies, emotionally manipulative creatures that they are.)

    Maybe next month you could read and rent The Joy Luck Club? Or read and rent anything, really. (Mystic River? Gone Baby Gone?)


  2. Emily March 14, 2010 / 6:06 pm

    If you run out of good books to movies out in the theater, you can always meet at someone’s house and watch a DVD. That could be really fun too, and would vastly broaden your selection!

    We’re discussing Alice on the 27th. We’re meeting at my apartment and I’m making tea and scones for a tea party. I’m really excited. πŸ™‚


  3. Vishy March 15, 2010 / 12:49 am

    I am looking forward to watch the movie version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Reading in winter and reading when the sunlight splashes inside the room are different pleasures πŸ™‚

    Glad to know that Ben’s surgery went off well and he is doing well.


  4. Care March 17, 2010 / 6:44 pm

    OH! I am SO interested in knowing if reading the books helped in watching/enjoying the Alice movie. I usually like to read the books first and for some reason have not ever read AiW but I also don’t know if I really want to.
    And… guess what I did this week? I have been prepping for my book club because I have the choice suggestion responsibility. I will be presenting for vote: And Education, A Single Man, Blindness, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, and Up in the Air – ALL book-to-movie choices. I can send you a few links to terrific litflick websites if you are interested.
    For some reason, I didn’t think anyone would want to read Alice … What a great group you must belong to!


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