Sunday Salon, March 13, 2011

Those of you who follow me on Twitter (and are on in the late evening) know that I’ve been stuck in Buffy the Vampire Slayer land for most of 2011. I am approaching the end and trying to decide how long I will give myself before starting a series. We don’t do Netflix, so I get my dvds from the library and only have them for a week, with only the possibility of a single renewal, which means when I have a dvd out, I have to spend a lot of my evenings watching it, if I want to get through a whole season. Theoretically this is great for writing, but in practice it isn’t all that great. Actually this week I mostly played Angry Birds on my phone while watching. That means I don’t read as much as I would like and still don’t get caught up on reviews. I actually need to return Season 6 today although I haven’t finished yet, so I’ll probably be taking some time off before finishing and moving on to Season 7 to wrap up the series.

What will that mean? Lots of READING! I have an incredible number of fabulous books on my shelves that are releasing in April, as well as a bunch of electronic galleys I want to get caught up on. Hopefully in the coming weeks you’ll be seeing a whole bunch of books in my Sunday Salons showing up as things I have finished. This week looks more impressive than it actually is: one work was a short play, one I had been reading for weeks already, and one was audio, but here’s what I finished in the past week:

And now, last week’s reviews:

Over the past week I also posted a live streaming interview of Jodi Picoult, which is still available to watch for those of you who are interested, and announced the auctions for the items I donated to Writers for the Red Cross. There is still a little time to bid on the auctions, they close the evening of Sunday March 13.

Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2011

6 comments to Sunday Salon, March 13, 2011

  • Enjoy he books! I see you have a Massie book! I almost bought one this weekend but passed…. now I wonder if I should have bought it 😉

  • Wow, that’s you not getting much reading done? Sheesh, way to put me to shame (I know you said it’s not that impressive but I know how long some of those books are). I still have a few pages of An Incomplete Revenge to read and Pictures of You is the next audio book on my list so I’ll check up to you a little.

    Hey, maybe you know. I haven’t seen Nicole at Linus’s Blanket update in awhile. Is everything okay?

    • Well, SINS OF THE BORGIA was really long, but I’d been picking at it for weeks and THE LYSISTRATA is really short, so it was mostly just reading AN INCOMPLETE REVENGE. How are you liking it? I think it is my favorite of the Maisie Dobbs books so far.

      Yes, I do in fact know what is up with Nicole. Something about updating to the newest WordPress broke her blog and she wasn’t able to get it fixed before going on vacation. I emailed briefly with her this morning and expect to talk to her later today, so she is still alive and all that good stuff.

  • You know it’s funny you said that about An Incomplete Revenge. I told my husband last night “I think this is my favorite so far” and he said “Isn’t that what you said about the last four?” So, I guess they just keep getting better.

    Yikes, poor Nicole I always worry about updating computer stuff (the technical term). I’m always sure I’m going to break the internet.

  • I watched the entire series of Buffy for the first time at the end of 2010. Enjoy the rest of the show!

  • I recently discovred the Winspear books and I feel like I’ve been missing out on something.

    I couldn’t leave without mentioning Buffy is my all time favorite show, ever. I own all seven seasons and try to watch them once a year. I could even tell you my favorite episodes, but I don’t wnat to type for the rest of the night. Hope you are having fun watching them, even if you feel rushed at times.