Sunday Salon 9.12.10

The Sunday Salon.comI was feeling a little lazy this morning and almost decided against a Sunday Salon post, but then I realized that I may not have a chance to write one the next two Sundays so I better post one today. As I started writing, this post became much more about my life in general than about books. But you’ll still find a condensed reading/blogging update at the bottom.

Next weekend, my best friend from law school, Susan, is coming for a last minute visit. I haven’t seen her in over a year and she’s never seen where I live now (I actually think she’s never been to Florida). We’re going to squeeze a quick Wizarding World of Harry Potter trip in (which I promise I will actually post about this time) followed by a stop at Downtown Disney to soak up some Disney atmosphere. Then we’ll head back over here and spend the second day at the beach. I don’t think I can adequately explain how excited I am for these two days. I would give just about anything to be able to see Susan every day again. At least we have our daily emails.

A few days after Susan leaves, I’m heading up to Michigan for a long weekend for my little cousin’s wedding. I’ve got just about my entire time there planned with family and friends and I am hoping (fingers crossed people) that I get a little fall weather. I haven’t seen fall in three years and I would love to experience just a touch of that fall feeling (the crisp air, that fall smell, you know what I’m talking about). Fall was always my favorite time of the year and I really miss it living here (but ask me which place I prefer come January).

As for books, I didn’t manage to read much this week. I had a lot going on in the evenings and I spent my Saturday attending a conference and then watching Michigan’s incredible win over Notre Dame (but I am going to wait a few more weeks before joining in with those Heisman whispers surrounding Robinson). I have a feeling my reading is going to wane a little the rest of this month but sometimes you need to focus on the real world a little and that should be fun.

This week I reviewed Ape House and Mr. Peanut. I also found a nice discussion on my Reading Speed & Speed Reading post. Then I kind of disappeared.

Since I didn’t do much reading, I’m going to skip my usual Just Finished/Currently Reading section. I’m still listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on audio. My print book is Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut.

I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is enjoying their Sunday. Anyone reading anything fabulous?

17 thoughts on “Sunday Salon 9.12.10

  1. Kelly September 12, 2010 / 10:29 am

    I want to go to Wizarding World of Harry Potter! *sigh*

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    • Michelle September 12, 2010 / 10:32 am

      If you end up in Florida for some reason, I’ll meet you there. But it really isn’t worth a trip on it’s own.

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      • Kelly September 12, 2010 / 11:30 am

        Really? That makes me sad. Not even for Diagon Alley? (I am five years old.)

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      • Michelle September 12, 2010 / 11:44 am

        I only say that because it’s so small. Just a corner of the amusement park. It’s still pretty awesome.

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  2. debnance at readerbuzz September 12, 2010 / 10:57 am

    I’m halfway through an Enid Blyton book that I like a lot and I just started Night Train to Lisbon.

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  3. Amy September 12, 2010 / 11:58 am

    Sounds like you have some busy time coming up. Enjoy your visits!

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  4. Elisabeth September 12, 2010 / 12:02 pm

    Am reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett for my book club and loving it.

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  5. Iris September 12, 2010 / 12:29 pm

    I hope you enjoy all your planned activities!

    I would love to see the Wizarding World, but since I’m not even in the US I doubt it will happen..

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  6. Yvonne September 12, 2010 / 12:55 pm

    Sounds like you’ll be busy!

    Have a great week!

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  7. Charlie September 12, 2010 / 2:00 pm

    Sometimes our weather in the UK is awful but we do get the symptoms of the season, I didn’t know parts of the US were like that.

    Enjoy your weekend with your friend!

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  8. Dominique September 12, 2010 / 10:38 pm

    Sounds like you have an exciting weekend coming up! Looking forward to your post.

    I’ve had a good reading week but a bad blogging week due to my neck/shoulders/back flaring up after a physio appointment. I haven’t been getting on the computer at all outside of work in the hope that it might help to settle it down, so I’m behind on some posts I want to write. But I finished The Hunger Games which I enjoyed but I did feel a bit iffy about a few plot points, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant which I absolutely loved and will post about as soon as I’m able and I started The Blue Castle by L.M Montgomery which is fabulous so far.

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  9. Michelle September 13, 2010 / 6:20 am

    Hooray for BFFs coming to visit. Mine lives in London and we haven’t seen each other in person in years. 😦 We do have the occasional video chat though which helps! Have a great time!

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  10. jennygirl September 13, 2010 / 3:53 pm

    Have a great time the next few weekends. It’s always great to get together with old friends. Shame you two don’t live closer. Fingers crossed for beautiful wedding weather.

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  11. Ti September 15, 2010 / 4:33 pm

    I am always reading way too many books at one time. I just finished I’d Know You Anywhere… pretty good read. I am reading The Last Town on Earth right now and it’s not the dystopian story I thought it was.

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