Oops, it’s Monday already! I had a busy and productive weekend and didn’t do nearly everything I wanted to, including blogging. So I thought I’d write a quick Sunday Salon post now. A week ago I finished a really good book, The Rabbi, by Noah Gordon, which I am intending to review soon. Then I returned to Seeds of Peace, by Sulak Sivaraksa, which I had started a few weeks ago but then stopped because it wasn’t holding my interest and I wanted to read fiction. However, I did want to finish it to see if it suddenly got better at the end (and because it wasn’t very long). I will also review it in a separate post, but my main reaction was that it lacked coherency.
As the weekend approached, I definitely needed to go to the library, but in my new house the library is not quite as convenient as in my old place. Where I used to live there was a library branch just half a mile away, that I could take a quick jaunt to on weekday evenings if I wanted. Now the closest library is downtown, a few miles away, and it takes a bit more planning to go there. The positive side to this is that the closest library is now the main branch, which is much larger than the branch I was going to. Anyway, so I didn’t get around to going to the library on Friday (which I have off from work), but I picked up Talk Before Sleep, by Elizabeth Berg, at a garage sale and read that over the weekend to sustain me until I got to the library on Sunday. Talk Before Sleep was very good but extremely intense – it is about a woman dying from breast cancer. I will say more in a separate post. I definitely need some lighter reading, so at the library I got Anne of Ingleside, by L. M. Montgomery, and The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman. It’s always fun to have a day where the only books I check out are children’s books 🙂
That’s about it. How was your weekend! Read anything good recently?