The Sunday Salon

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Hi everyone! How was everyone's week?? My life outside of blogging was pretty hectic this week, so I'm really surprised I got even as much reading done as I did! On Tuesday evening as I was driving to my therapy office to meet with clients, I received a call from the lead counseling professor saying they changed the class I was going to take on Thursday to Tuesday (that night) AND it was going to be at the south Orlando campus which is much further than the north campus I usually attend. However, I really wanted to stay with this same teacher so I had to make last minute arrangements to change things which included losing a Tuesday night client who will now have to be re-assigned. Wednesdays I'm on call for work and had to stay late. Then this week I had my first ever Friday night class. I have been so angry thinking about having to be in school on Friday night which is one of my only free moments each week. But I only have 2 actual classes left to take and that's when it's offered... fortunately, the teacher is very fun and interesting, as is the class, so it shouldn't be too bad.

Then Saturday my husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary! It was very low key -- we didn't do anything major. We went and saw The Bounty Hunter which was cute and funny. I love the actors (Jennifer Aniston and Gerald Butler), but I have to admit there were some boring parts too. While there I saw a preview for SATC 2! I also realized it comes out while we will be in NYC. I don't know why I found that exciting, lol.

Anyway, this week I finished reading The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris and Between Friends by Kristy Kiernan. Hopefully, I'll have The Unnamed review done for Monday. The review for Between Friends will be up on April 6 when the book is released as well as an interview sometime around then (which reminds me, I need to think of my interview questions!) I'm also trying to work out whether or not I can go to one of her tour stops. Most of her stops are closer to southern Florida and I really don't have time to take a trip down there, but she does have one stop that is about 40 minutes south of where my sister lives (70 miles south of here) so that's not too bad. I just hope I'm not on call for work that weekend. We'll see!

As for what I'm reading now... I am working on The Executor by Jesse Kellerman for review. I'm not that into it yet, but I really just started it. I'm also reading Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger. For some reason I never picked this one up when it came out even though I loved her last book Everyone Worth Knowing. I happened to be in CVS the other day waiting on a prescription and picked this one up (have you seen the beautiful new paperback cover? ------------------->>>>>>>>>
The blue on her dress is actually shiny in real life... really pretty!) and read the first couple pages and was automatically hooked and laughing to myself. So I bought it on my nook. So yeah, I'm reading those two for now.

As it relates to my blog this week I posted a video of a local middle school that had a "flash mob" about reading that was aired on Oprah. Check out the video here if you haven't yet! I interviewed Malena Watrous, author of If You Follow Me, which I loved. I thought she had great answers!

And one last thing, Jazz from About Books started a new meme called Book List Saturday and I wanted to participate this week. The list topic is 10 Books You Want to Re-Read. Here's mine in no particular order (some of which I have already re-read at least once):

1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
4. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
5. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
6. Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
7. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
9. All of Jen Lancaster's books
10. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


Hope everyone has a great week!


13 comments:

Jazz R.J. said...

Thanks for enjoying my meme, and making a list of your own. I've read Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and Gone with the Wind. They were all wonderful. I want to re-read them some time soon as well. You know after I read the 10 on my list. Haha. Keep it shiny! Oh Happy 6th anniversary!

Jenny said...

Jazz -- haha, I know... so many books to read!

Amanda said...

Happy anniversary!

Diane said...

jenny...sounds like you had a busy week. Happy Anniversary, and I would LOVE to reread Snow Flower and the Secret Fan some day as well --loved that book.

Have a great week.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

What a busy week for you, my dear! Happy Anniversary to you and yours! This year is OUR 6th too.

The book you are reading looks good, just from the cover alone.

AND we may have to do a Book Blogger SITC 2 showing while we are in NYC. Whaddya think?
Ive seen the first one more times than I can count.! And the boxed sets I own are well worn.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I would love to re-read The Count of Monte Cristo. I remember loving it as a child. I am re-reading Gone With The Wind now.

Happy anniversary!

christina said...

HI Jenny!

I Know This Must Be True is a really good book? I read She's Come Undone years and years ago and LOVED it. But I've been hesitant to read anything else by Wally Lamb. No clue why?!

And kudos for you wanting to read Wuthering Heights. I couldn't stand it the first time around. :D

Trisha said...

Happy anniversary! That really stinks about the class change. Changing the night is bad enough, but changing the location is just downright nasty in my opinion.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, what a week! Just when you thought everything was set, someone changes it all around.

Congrats. on the anniversary.

I was wondering if I wanted to see The Bounty Hunter...although I do enjoy those actors, so I probably will.

I've been wanting The Executor. I have The Genius, which I'm supposed to be reading this past week! Guess it will roll over to next week.

I think I read Chasing Harry Winston, but now I'm not sure. I'll have to wait for your review...or meander through my book stacks!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Forgot to put in my Salon links:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-salon_21.html

Jenny said...

Amanda and Diane -- thanks!

Michelle -- funny! What date is your anniversary? And yes, I think that is a good idea about SATC! (My hubby will be with me, but he is a secret fan, haha)

Nicole -- I've only read it once but it was sooo good!!! I saw that a bunch of you are reading GWTW right now. One of these days I'll get to it again, haha

Christina -- that's so funny b/c I didn't care for that one by him. Or his latest one either. But I Know This Much is True is soooo good! I also loved Wuthering Heights too, though, so maybe check with some other people too, LOL!!

Trisha -- yeah, it's frustrating! It's probably a 30 minute difference... at least in traffic on the way there.

Laurel -- haha, maybe it will jog your memory when I post the review! I'm loving it so far. Total escape reading!! And I love anything that takes place in NYC!

Kristi said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love your list of books. I Know This Much is True is one of my favorites! I have never read The Count of Monte Cristo of Gone With the Wind, but I am hoping to have the opportunity soon.

Zibilee said...

Happy belated anniversary! I had no idea you were also in Orlando! I have lived here for about 5 years now and really enjoy it, for the most part. I also liked your list of books and have read quite a few of them.

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