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The Sunday Salon

Finally, it is time for me to sit down and read!  After a morning and early afternoon full of errands, I am relieved.

Last night, I finished Circus Queen and Tinker Bell: The Memoir of Tiny Kline.  Circus history is one of those fascinating side notes that I’m always compelled to read, so of course I was thrilled to receive this book from the University of Illinois Press, and the memoir doesn’t disappoint. It’s actually a combination of two memoirs written by Tiny Kline. One was full of personal anecdotes about her experience and the other circus history, so the editor, Janet M. Davis, combined the two, and came up with a very compelling book. I’ll have a review coming later this week.

Of course, I’ve been continuing with two other books too.  I can feel the pressure from my growing ARC pile as it’s causing me to read more books at once!  I’m still working on Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours by Noga Arikha, which, while interesting, doesn’t pull at me to come back to it when I’m not reading.  So it’s going slower than I’d like, but I’ll get it read and reviewed before my move.  My goal is to have all on-going books finished by my flight on the 27th.  I’m hoping that I can actually make that flight; the British embassy still hasn’t issued my visa and I’m getting nervous!  They must be busy given that many Americans are heading over around now, but that doesn’t change the fees I’ll have to pay if my flight needs to be changed.

I’ve also got two fiction reads going, Immortal by Traci Slatton (for The Literate Housewife‘s book club) and The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea by Christopher Meeks.  I’m enjoying these a lot and I’ll have them finished very soon.  Again, expect reviews!  I’m trying to get ahead with reviews so that I have a little cushion when I get to England in case I don’t have much time to read.

Have a great week, everyone!


4 comments to The Sunday Salon

  • I am sure your visa will arrive just in the nick of time. Isn’t that usually how it works. :-S Late enough to make us worry, at any rate. Good luck with getting all your current books read by your deadline! You can do it!

    I came really close to taking review books with me on vacation because I’m so behind in my reading, but I decided to give myself a break and took along challenge books instead. I’m so glad I did! Even my husband commented on how great it was to see me reading my own books again. Haha I guess I’ve let things get a little too out of hand lately.

    I hope you have a great week!

  • So, I love circus histories!! I can’t wait to read your review of this book. I’m already checking to see if my library has a copy in stock!

  • I love circus histories!! I can’t wait to read your review of this book. I’m already checking to see if my library has a copy in stock!

  • Meghan, I’m reading Immortal for Jennifer’s discussion too.

    Literary Feline, your husband said it was great to see you reading?!?! I’m envious. Mine only complains about it.