The Sunday Salon - Poetry, books, and heat - oh my!

The Sunday

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening and good night to all you Sunday Saloners where ever you are. It is a hot, hot, hot day here in the valley and we are a sweltering 104 degrees right now. Thank goodness for air conditioning. We've been hibernating inside for most of the week and will be for the next few days until the temps decide go back down below 100. Summer has finally hit us and it's time to adjust to early morning or late evening errands.

I've been immersed most of the day in reading poetry, the subject this week in my Modern Literature class. I've been reading the works of and learning about T.S. Eliot, Hilda Doolittle, Wilfred Owen and Ezra Pound, comparing, contrasting and discussing. All very interesting, but not my cup of tea. I finally finished posting my answers to the discussion questions and am done with that Module. The next two weeks we will be reading and discussing Don Delilo's "White Noise," and then the final. 3 more weeks and will be done with this class. Hurrah!

I received some interesting review books this week - very electric selection

Finished reading my very first Stephen King - "Duma Key" which was interesting and will be reviewing soon. I finished two books by Anne Stuart this week "Fire and Ice" and "Ice Blue". I'm in the middle of reading "Cry Mercy" by Mariah Stewart and not entirely sure what I'm going to read after this. Will sit down in the front of the stack and see which one calls my name the loudest.

July is passing by quickly and it is already the 3rd week of the month which means it is unplugged week. Unplugged week is the brain child of B.J. Anderson and starts the 3rd monday of the month. It just means I'll be turning off the internet for the next week. I will be taking the time to work on my current WIP and hopefully make some headway on it. And since we are now on summer vacation, give my house a good cleaning. Time to get to work on that list of "Things to Do."

Ta Ta For Now!


  1. Not sure I could do Unplugged Week. I did No TV Week, then Month, then Year, and now Years (3?4?) But my internet?

  2. One of my friends read Duma Key and recommended it to me. I'm not sure about it, though, since I'm not a Stephen King fan.

    I can't wait to read your reviews of Fire & Ice and Ice Blue. Those two books go together pretty well, I think.


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