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The Sunday Salon

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon around here, but before I get into what I’m reading, I’d like to direct you over to Love Romance Passion, one of my favorite romance novel blogs.  Keira has an interview with me up!

I have just finished Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry and I’m feeling surprisingly triumphant about it.  Heidenkind and I are reading it this month together, and I thought I’d have the whole month to work leisurely through this 950 page book.  Unfortunately that wasn’t the case – someone else requested it almost the minute I took it out of the library, so I only had until this Tuesday.  I decided to read it last week, but it went incredibly slowly up to the 300 page mark.  I definitely despaired of finishing it this weekend, but when I finally had a chance to read it steadily I found it flew by.  Expect a joint review towards the end of month – I’m glad my half won’t be negative at all!

I’m discovering that I’m even more of a money hoarder than I am a book hoarder.  At present I have an Amazon cart all set up with 10 books in it, but I think I like the money in my bank account more than I like the books in my hands!  I’m not sure if it’s just because I’m not used to working, so it hasn’t hit me that I will earn more, if I’m guilty about the books I haven’t read yet, or if I’m just cheap.  Only time will tell – but most of the books in there are preorders anyway, so I’m sure I’ll loosen my fist when they’re released and everyone else starts buying and reading them.

For the moment, though, I’ve been enjoying my local library.  All four books I read last week were library books.  I have one review copy that I should get read this month and my mom has sent me a box of review copies, but otherwise I’m indulging in choosing whatever I feel like reading.  Now that Lonesome Dove is out of the way, I’m planning on racing through at least one book later this afternoon, Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn.  I read through the entirety of the series last summer in a couple of days, so I’m anticipating that this one will be just as quick and enjoyable.  I have some work to do but I’m hoping that won’t take too long.

I had a genuine bookish question that I wanted to ask this week in my Salon post, but I’ve forgotten it between Friday and today – I’ve been letting the weekend stupor take over my mind!  So I’ll just leave you with an ordinary question – what are you reading today?

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11 comments to The Sunday Salon

  • I could totally relate to your “money hoarder” comment. I often create an amazon cart — only to delete all the items two days later. I am grateful my local library has a good selection of books that I want to read.

    I am planning to make a summer reading list this week!
    .-= Molly´s last blog ..Time to Relax….. =-.

  • I really enjoyed Kitty’s House of Horrors and am looking forward to the next book! I hope you find the time to read this one…I flew through it myself :) Have a great week of reading!
    .-= Samantha´s last blog ..Library Loot =-.

  • I love that you are just reading whatever strikes your fancy. I have been doing that recently too and it’s been awesome! Currently I am reading The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson.
    .-= Steephanie´s last blog ..The Sunday Salon =-.

  • I *love* Lonesome Dove! Do you know that it’s part of a series?
    .-= L Clare´s last blog ..Book Admin: Week Ending 15/5/20 =-.

  • I’m like you when it comes to spending money. I have to think twice before I let go of it. I’m off to read your interview.

  • I can be a money hoarder as well! I think it’s a good habit. Not to the point of stinginess, but to the “Should I really buy this?” stage is good.
    .-= Aarti´s last blog ..TSS: NYRB Classics! =-.

  • I have read the first two books in the Lonesome Dove series, but haven’t reread this one yet. Are you planning on watching the mini-series?

    AS to what I am reading – The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Uncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale are the books that I am occupied with at the moment.
    .-= Marg´s last blog ..The House on Tradd Street by Karen White =-.

  • So glad you liked Lonesome Dove! I just loved it and thought it was such a good read. Unfortunately, I am more of a book hoarder than a money hoarder, though I would like to change that!! I am glad that you have had a good week, and hope that this one is excellent as well!
    .-= zibilee´s last blog ..Winner of Glorious Giveaway! =-.

  • I had to take a break from Lonesome Dove because work was stressing me out, but I plan to really dig into it on my days off, as long as I can finish Cry Wolf tonight (it’s really good, btw).

    I do love to save money, but I also like to spend it–on books, travel, sometimes clothes. Unfortunately, I don’t have that much, so I can’t do either!
    .-= heidenkind´s last blog ..Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh =-.

  • Eventually the money hoarder thing will go away, only to come back when you realise how much you’ve spent on things you haven’t used.
    .-= Jodie´s last blog ..Bleeding Violet – Dia Reeves =-.

  • You know I love Lonesome Dove — I can’t wait to read the review.
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday 79 =-.