I feel as if it has been a long time since my last Sunday Salon, although it has only been two weeks. Last weekend I was out of town and did not use the internet for the entire four days – it was quite a nice break! On my trip I brought with me the book Sarah: Women of Genesis, by Orson Scott Card. It was an enjoyable, well-written light fiction that made good travel reading. I had no idea Orson Scott Card wrote historical fiction; I previously associated his name only with science fiction (and had never read any of it). Sarah is a thoughtful and well-researched interpretation of the biblical story of Sarah and Abraham. I highly recommend it, and I plan to read his other “Women of Genesis” books at some point.
Two weeks ago I mentioned that I was reading a trio of books on Unitarian Universalism. Before my trip I finished the second one, A Pocket Guide to Unitarianism, edited by Harry B. Scholefield, and after I got back, I started the last one, Our Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism, by John A. Buebrens and F. Forrester Church. Once I’ve finished it I will review all three at once. However, it may be a little while because I am currently taking a break from it for something a little bit lighter: The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman. This is the third and last of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy and promises to be just as good as the first two.
I also finished Rainbow Valley, by L. M. Montgomery, since my last Sunday Salon. I enjoyed it, but it is not really about Anne or even about her children – the main characters are actually the children of the new minister in town. They are friends with Anne’s children, so Anne and her family are certainly present, but the story is definitely about the minister’s children. I enjoyed it, as I do all of Montgomery’s books, but I did not find it as grabbing as the earlier Anne books. I just got the last book from the Anne series, Rilla of Ingleside, from the library and am looking forward to it.
Today was a beautiful spring-like sunshiny day, and I spent a good part of the afternoon outside on a bike ride. After I got back, I lay on the couch and read and enjoyed the sun in the living room. It was nice to just sit and read on a Sunday afternoon. Perhaps I’ll spend part of my evening that way as well 🙂
How was your Sunday?