Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Salon

Today is going to be one of those varied days!

Yesterday was pretty laid back; the big event was going to see my friend John perform in a community theater production of "You Can't Take it With You"- it was a good time. He played Kalenkhov, a bombastic Russian dance instructor. John is a great physical comedian and did a terrific job- by far the most entertaining member of a very good cast.

The morning started with a visit to the ER- my cat scratched me up good the other day, and the scratches got infected. So now I'm on antibiotics for a week and have to see my regular doctor tomorrow. In the mean time, I'm working today, and my husband is off to his writing group. Yesterday I splurged on some graphic novels at my favorite comics shop, so I'll be reading those as well.

I'm done reading Justin Cronin's The Passage, and my giveaway is still open till midnight if you want to enter. Just click on the book cover on the left-hand side of this page. I might do an early review this week; it's going to be a bit tricky to review because so much of the pleasure of it is the unfolding of events. It's such a great read though. And it's going to be huge this summer. Now I'm reading The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, this month's book club pick, about a young girl growing up Muslim in 1970s Indiana. It's not exactly what I'd call literary but it's a decent read and I think the discussion will be a good one. I like it because it's contemporary, and I find the more contemporary Muslim books more engaging than some of the older historical fiction.

I'm actually flipping between about four books right now but I'm going to spend today's reading time trying to finish one!

What are you up to today?

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