The Sunday Salon: A long month of books and TV

Sunday, March 4, 2012


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It's been forever since I did a Sunday Salon! Didn't help that I disappeared from the blog for a week. It was totally unplanned. Sort of. Blame it on these:



I somehow ended up at a point where I had four committed reads to complete and less than two weeks to squeeze them in. So what's new, eh? Somehow that lead to the blog being abandoned and the books being devoured ravenously. They were pretty good books which made the effort worthwhile. (Cross Currents is still in progress, but that's going good too.)

Two months in, I haven't really completed as many books as this time last year. Which is okay by me, though I'm hoping to read more now. Some of my reading goals are going good however. I've mostly managed to read one short story a week, and I'm surprised that I had neglected this medium for so long. Couple of years back, I did the same thing with graphic novels - and that has become one of my favorite mediums ever. We'll see where the short story medium ends up, but so far, they're the perfect way to sample a challenging or new-to-me author.

When I'm not reading, I'm watching way too much TV. I'm going on a Supernatural kick, thanks to my bro for hooking me on to it. My brother has been responsible for all my TV show fever - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, LOST, Vampire Diaries (though he doesn't watch this one anymore because apparently he grew up, ahem, guys!), Glee, and many others that I cannot remember. Then there's New Girl too. Zooey and Max really give a whole new definition for craziness and cringe-worthiness. In addition, husband and I have been watching Alcatraz (Yay, Jorge!) and Once Upon a Time, and checked out Sherlock on Netflix last night (thanks to my friend Piyush for cluing me in on that.) That's way too much TV for someone who swore them off at one point. Maybe this is going to be one of those years!

Did we just have the longest February ever or was it just me?

9 comments:

bermudaonion (Kathy) said...

I haven't read as many books so far this year myself, but I have read a few chunksters so I think I'm pretty much even.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Mr. Whimsy and I have been catching up on TV too :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love Jorge. I tried Alcatraz but it has a bit too much death and murder for me.
LOVE Once Upon a Time (need to catch up).

Harvee said...

You have some good books here. I want to read the Dispatchers even though I know it's a very crazy thriller, in a good sense.

Helen Murdoch said...

Sounds like you're watching a lot of fun TV. We've just started the new season of Amazing Race, which is always fun

Care said...

It's good to have a few reading binges every now and then and it always gives good fodder for the blog posts later.  That's my problem right now, I don't have any books to review and not sure quite what to do about it...

Piyush Garyali said...

Maybe it is time you get DirectTV and start DVRing everything :-D

BuriedInPrint BuriedInPrint said...

Isn't it funny when you find yourself brutally aware that you can either spend time with books, or you can spend time writing/chatting about them. Each state has tremendous appeal, so I find it hard to keep it in anything like a balance and not just binge on one or the other. 

We've just gotten hooked on Sherlock too, and are trying to ration them out now. It reminded me how much I enjoyed the early seasons of MI5 (aka Spooks) before I lost track of the series, but I think that's an addiction whose flames I should re-fan. I've been seriously considering Once Upon a Time... 

Ti said...

It was the same for me when I was for the lit fiction category last year. They all hit right after Christmas (if I recall) and it was fun, but also stressful (a tiny bit) because two of them were not working for me.