Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Salon: Changes Afoot, At Least For Now

So, now I'm that I'm pretty busy, at least for the time being, with the whole work thing, there will probably be some changes on the blog. I've had pre-planned content for the last two weeks but that's all used up; for the next couple of months I'll be posting somewhat less frequently and probably getting around to visiting you all and commenting less. I'll do the best I can but don't be surprised if you see a little less of me.

Having said that, I plan to spend some time today working on some reviews for the upcoming week. But that's the thing- pretty much all the time I'll have for writing reviews and other features for the blog will be on the weekends. I might be able to squeak out a little now and then during the week, but not much.

So for today, I'm planning to write a couple of book reviews and do a little reading. I'm reading The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine, which is not high literature but is a fun-ish light read, a takeoff on Sense and Sensibility. I decided to read it because the book I've been working on is also a Jane Austen update and I wanted to see how someone else tackled the same idea. Mine isn't S&S but I'm curious nonetheless to see how another writer interprets Austen for a modern audience. It's a fun read and I hope mine will be, too, when it's finally done. Schine has made some changes, of course, in the specifics of the structure but I like it. I'm reading this for review and hopefully I'll have something by next week.

What are you reading today? I hope you have a great Sunday.

More Sunday Salon here.

11 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

Lo and behold I am still up but who knows for how long. I'm fading. I've read my ass off today it feels like. Lord only knows if and when I will ever get caught up on reviews at this point. I've got a 2.5 week trip coming up in June and the question is, will I be able to cover the difference? I will look forward to whatever and whenever you post!

Beth F said...

I thought the The Three Weissmanns of Westport was fun -- I enjoy the Austen take-offs though, so I'm kind of biased.

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like you're super busy and one person can only do so much. Take care of yourself - we'll be here when you are.

Kathleen said...

Bummah!!
Busy is good, though. I am reading Erika Dreifus' Quiet Americans collection and Alexie Sherman's THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART TIME INDIAN for my mother-son book club.
Have a good one --

Book Dilettante said...

I agree....busy is good. Have fun with it1

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Work really does get in the way of fun stuff...doesn't it. i know where you are coming from Marie. enjoy your Sunday.

unfinishedperson.com said...

Well, I'm sorry to hear that you're having to cut back, but I won't take it personally -- this time ;). But seriously, I will keep you in my reader (oooh, I knew you were worried about that) and on my blogroll (that too). If you don't comment for a while, even a long while, we'll understand. I, for one,
will just be glad to get your insight on books and movies whenever I can.

Space Station Mir said...

It's exciting to hear that you're working on a book! Might I ask which Austen novel you are planning a sequel to?

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Still reading Mine Boy by Peter Abrahams. Work always must get the first priority.

Audrey said...

Did you see that Cathleen S. is reading at Brookline Booksmith week after next? Looking forward to that!

Booksnyc said...

I can relate to having to limit the blog time because of work - I wish I could do more but the weekends are about all the time I have to spend on it.

I recently picked up The Three Weissmanns of Westport - I look forward to hearing what you think!