Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Sunday Salon March 28, 2010

The Sunday

Welcome to The Sunday Salon, a place for readers and book lovers to come together to escape into our books for a bit.  Each Sunday, we set aside some time to read and to discuss that reading, our reading throughout the past week, and other events in our lives.  Please join in the discussion here and take some time to visit some of the over 500 bloggers who participate.  I admit to not being as regular in my participation as I would like to be but that is one of my goals for improving on my blog this year.

Today I am still working my way through Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.  This book has been slow going for me because I have been so tired lately which makes it very hard to concentrate.  I am enjoying the story quite a bit, although I don't get the appeal of Mr. Darcy at all so far, but it is taking more energy than I have to focus on the language.  When I finish the book, I plan to watch one of the many movie versions to round out the experience.  Do you have a favorite movie version?  I'd love some input on which one I should watch.

I did finish At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost this past week.  After reading the first two books in the Night Huntress series, I put it on hold at the library and waited nearly two weeks for it to come from another location.  That should have been my clue to put the fourth book, Destined for an Early Grave, on hold right then but of course I didn't so now I will probably have to wait another two weeks at least before I get that one.  I am really enjoying this series more than I thought I would and I think each book is even better than the one before.  I should have my review of At Grave's End posted early this week.  April at Cafe of Dreams has a great review posted for First Drop of Crimson by Jeanine Frost, which is the start of a related series set in the same world as the Night Huntress books.  Now I can't wait to start on that series as well!

In other news, things with our house purchase seem to be moving forward.  Apparently the appraisal has been completed and we should have that report Monday.  If all goes well, we should then be able to set an official closing date.  We've chosen the new carpet, tile, and paint colors plus purchased appliances.  All of the work should be completed before we move in.  It is going to be strange but wonderful to go from this small, cramped apartment into a house with so much space.  Until we actually move our stuff in, I don't think either of us will really believe that we actually got this house!  I know packing and unpacking is going to eat into quite a bit of my reading time in the next month or two but it will all be worth it to have our own space.

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  1. Moving to a house? More room for books! I haven't read a classic in a while, but am in the middle of one now... hope to comment on it soon.

    Book Dilettante

  2. Good luck with your house buying. Hope there is room for a big library!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my Sunday Salon post today. I plan to give away two $10 gift cards to Amazon on Easter Sunday. I hope you will stop by and sign up!

  3. I just finished Pride and Prejudice and had a very similar experience to yours. In the end, I loved it!

  4. Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorite books! I'd definitely recommend the 1995 BBC/A&E miniseries when you are ready to check out a movie version of P&P. It follows the book very closely & Colin Firth is delicious as Mr.Darcy.

    I like Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series too. I haven't read Spade's book yet (First Drop of Crimson), but I have my fingers crossed for a Vlad book someday. I adore Vlad!

    Congratulations on your house-buying adventures! How exciting!


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