The Sunday Salon 8.8.10

The Sunday Salon.comI slept for 9 1/2 hours last night after spending the day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I woke up to a very quiet house. I have my tea and a few hours before yoga. Perfect Sunday Salon time.

Harry Potter was pretty great. I think it deserves its own post, so look for that this week, but a quick summary is: hot, crowded, still worth the trip.

I haven’t been able to read a lot this week/weekend, but I have some hopes about today. My sister-in-law, Melissa, is visiting us right now and she is among my favorite visitors. Her trips always include a lot of sitting around and reading (maybe to balance out the trip to an amusement park we always end up taking). And when she leaves, we send her home with books. I’m still thinking of which books she should take with her tomorrow. I’m on a YA kick as her pile so far includes The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, The Disreputable Histpry of Frankie Landau-Banks, and Before I Fall. She has already started and finished the third Mysterious Benedict Society.

As for me, I:

Just Finished (and by just, I mean two weeks ago):

am Currently Reading:

am Currently Listening to:

have On Deck:

and Recently added to my TBR:

Recommended by Galleysmith

Recommended by Chick Loves Lit

Recommended by Devourer of Books

Recommended by KellyVision

As I was writing this post, Melissa woke up, came out to the living room, grabbed a drink, and sat down with The Hunger Games. Best guest ever, right?

What are you reading today?

Question: do you guys like when I incorporate my TBR books into this post or do you prefer they get their own post? I’m still deciding which I like better.

10 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon 8.8.10

  1. Helen August 8, 2010 / 11:31 am

    Great group of books you’ve got going! And a trip to Harry Potter theme park makes me jealous! Some day we’ll get there…


  2. Vishy August 8, 2010 / 12:05 pm

    You are listening to ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone’ now? Wow! Interesting to know that you are reading ‘Dracula’ now. It is one of my favourite classics and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it. ‘Packing for Mars’ sounds like an interesting book.

    Looking forward to reading your post on Harry Potter world.


  3. Dominique August 8, 2010 / 9:51 pm

    I’m looking forward to your Harry Potter World post!
    I’m interested in reading your thoughts on Shiver, it seems to have gotten very mixed reviews from what I’ve seen.
    I have The Red Queen on my reserve list at the library and I’m eagerly awaiting receiving it. Have you read The White Queen? I really enjoyed that. I also want to read Packing for Mars and Paranormalcy. I don’t think I’ve heard of Sisters Red before, but the cover looks intruiging. I might go check that post out now.


  4. Ti August 9, 2010 / 10:57 am

    Can’t wait to read your Harry Potter post!

    I love houseguests that just sort of make themselves at home. I always feel the need to entertain mine and that’s work! I’d much rather visit quietly and do a bit of reading.


  5. Elisabeth August 9, 2010 / 11:30 am

    Things are perfect just the way they are, don’t change a thing.


  6. Chandra Garbanzo August 9, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    I like hearing about what you plan on reading – I’ll keep us coming back to see what you think. Thanks for the suggestions. I wish I had a guest like yours!


  7. Maree August 10, 2010 / 1:29 am

    I really like Shiver. There’s a sequel coming out soon which I’m looking forward to. Also, yay for Neil Gaiman! That man is so weird and I love it. πŸ™‚


  8. Michelle August 10, 2010 / 6:26 am

    YAY for Sisters Red. I hope you like it! I’ve also read Infinite Days, it’s gotten some mixed reviews but I enjoyed it a good deal. Hope you do too.


  9. Shanyn August 11, 2010 / 8:04 pm

    Love how you show where you got book recommendations from!! Hope you love Paranormalcy, it’s so great πŸ™‚


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