Sunday Salon

Sunday, November 18, 2012


I may have found the book to bring me out of my reading funk. Granted, I've had more free time now for a couple weeks so it may be that adjustment finally catching up, but I finally read a book from beginning to end in a normal amount of time that I really enjoyed and that is inspiring me to reach out and find other great books again! That book is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers which I picked up after Nomadreader's great review (which was Wednesday and I started Thursday and finished Saturday morning... see, a normal amount of time for me like I said, LOL). I see why this book has gained so much attention in the literary world. My review will be up sometime in the near future, I suppose, but I highly recommend it! My other "active" read right now is Stephen King's On Writing which I'm about halfway through but am still unsure about.

In other news, my husband and I put up most of our Christmas lights on the house yesterday. The intention is to not turn them on until after Thanksgiving but put them up since we'll be busy after Thursday; however, there are some other houses in my area who have already turned theirs on so we shall see, LOL. Regardless, I still have more decorations and lights to put up that I'm super excited about!! Other than that I'm just excited about getting these next few days out of the way since I am giving myself a four day weekend! Woo hoo!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

6 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I am so afraid to read The Yellow Birds! Like it might be too intense and depressing! Can't wait to see how you review it!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm really interested in The Yellow Birds, since everyone seems to be comparing it to The Things They Carried, which was AMAZING. And hey, come on over here and put my lights up! That is one job I detest. And we aren't going to be home for Xmas this year so i'm wondering how much I really need to do beyond a tree...

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Yay! I read something I loved too. (Can't wait for your review) And me and my hubs are talking Christmas lights too.

Jenners said...

No no no! You cannot turn on your Christmas lights until after Thanksgiving. That is the rule.

Booksnyc said...

I was about to download Yellow Birds this weekend but wasn't sure I could handle the intensity. I trust you, though - if you say it is good, I will give it a shot!

nomadreader said...

Glad I inspired you to read The Yellow Birds (and my apologies for my delayed visit!)

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