The Sunday Salon [11.7.10]

The Sunday

Last Sunday I confessed that I was not a Halloween fan. Well today I want to share my love for the end of Daylight Savings Time. I love today for so many reasons:

(a) Um, an extra hour. What’s not to love about that;
(b) Sunlight. In the morning. Crazy idea;
(c) I can now run in the morning (yes, I started running and yes, I know that’s hard to believe) without fearing for my life; and
(d) Did I mention the extra hour?

The only thing that could make this morning better would be if the temperature would get out of the 40s (it’s Florida – I can complain about 40s) and someone would bring me pancakes (*nudges husband*).


As for books and blogging, I am once again a bit behind on reviews but they will be up someday. Remember, good things come to those who wait. And because my reading has far exceeded my original expectations I’ve now set a goal of reading 80 books by the end of the year (I’m currently at 69). You can start cheering me on now.

Most Recently Finished:


Currently Reading


(Zombies vs. Unicorns)


On Deck


Note: I decided to save The Scorch Trials for my trip to Boston in a few weeks because I have the ebook and I must travel very light.


13 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon [11.7.10]

    • Michelle November 7, 2010 / 9:18 am

      I’m really looking forward to Sedaris in audio. 🙂


  1. Amanda November 7, 2010 / 8:25 am

    Most people seem to love the end of DST but I wish DST was yearround. I feel jetlagged for the four months of “regular” time (how can be “regular” if it’s only for four months??). I don’t drive well in the dark, which means that once DST ends, I’m stuck unable to drive after 5:30 or 6 in the evening, and I feel like it’s bedtime then, when I really have another four hours to go. And in the morning, it means I wake up even earlier than normal, because I usually wake up with the sun coming up, which means an hour earlier. It all translates to less sleep, more seclusion, and a lot of disorientation. 😦


    • Michelle November 7, 2010 / 9:19 am

      The dark evenings are a bit of a drag but I can make myself keep going then. I have a harder time getting ready for my day in the dark.


  2. Jenny November 7, 2010 / 8:39 am

    I don’t like the weather either! (Although it is fun for a minute to wear some warm clothes)… I want to read the Betsy-Tacy books… which one should I start with?


    • Michelle November 7, 2010 / 9:23 am

      I started with the four younger books but you could definitely get away with starting at the beginning of the high school books (Heaven to Betsy is the first). The first four books are written for a much younger audience.


  3. Linda November 7, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    I just finished Zombies vs Unicorns. I found it very entertaining. I laughed out loud a few times. I love Sedaris so I hope you enjoy that too.


  4. Laurel-Rain Snow November 7, 2010 / 12:38 pm

    Oh, I want to read the Sedaris book.

    I kind of love the part of the time change where we gain that hour.

    Otherwise, not so much.

    Whether we’re changing from or to DST, I hate the clock-changing part, because I have a ZILLION clocks…no, really!

    At least the computer and the TV receiver change automatically. But then I have to remember to change the landline phone and the cell phone.

    Looks like you had a great reading week.

    Here’s my salon:


  5. Michelle November 8, 2010 / 5:49 am

    I know what you mean about the 40s! Since my blood has thinned so much after living down ther ein FL when it gets to 60s here in DC I’m freezing. If it makes oyu feel better it’s inching closer and closer to the 20s here. UGH

    How are you liking Zombies vs. Unicorns?


  6. Kelly November 8, 2010 / 8:28 am

    You can totally reach 80! 🙂 That’s awesome; congratulations!

    I hate when the time changes. Since I work mornings on weekends and evenings during the week, it screws me every time.


  7. Alita November 8, 2010 / 7:41 pm

    Although I love the extra hour of sleep, the dark afternoons make me sad.

    I have Zombies & Unicorns sitting on my shelf – very much looking forward to that one 🙂


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