Sunday 12 July 2009

Sunday Salon - slow reading week.

Good morning all Sunday Saloners, today you find me just chilling out as it has been a very busy, very exhausting week, both mentally and physically. We have had a very poorly rabbit, who came very close to having to be put down on Monday, but thanks to our wonderful vet, he is now taking medication that hopefully will make him a lot better. We have also had bad news about my father in law, who is seriously ill and we are all praying that his pain eases. Our thoughts are with him now.
Yesterday, the children and I went to London on a school trip with their teacher to the Victoria and Albert museum. A fantastic day was had by all, but I shall tell you more about that on Wednesday. I came back with a really bad headache and sickness and went straight to bed when we got home. I have not long woken up from sleeping for 12 hours!
So with everything going on, my reading has been a bit slow this week. I started off well reading and finishing Waiting on Manana by Miranda Innes, which is a non fiction book about her move to Andulucia and The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong which I will be reviewing on Tuesday. Both of these books were fantastic reads and I would definitely recommend them. After these two books, my readin slowed to a couple of chapters here and there.
So today, I am presently working my way through three books and trying to catch up with all the washing and the ironing which is endless.
The three books are as follows:
Angels in My Hair by Lorna Byrne - this was a recommendation from my friend Cherie, who told me it was one of those life affirming style books. I have to say I am really enjoying it and I will be sad to finish it.
The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig - this is a book I have been desperate to read for months. I discovered it on dovegreyscribbles site a few months ago and I finally managed to get a copy through the library.
Quentins by Maeve Binchy - lent to me by the lovely Alison, to help me with my Q title for the A to Z challenge. I have never really been interested in reading Maeve Binchy but I have to say I am really enjoying it. It reminds me a bit of the Debbie Macomber book I read last month.
I actually haven't got a clue what book I shall be reading next, but it will undoubtedly be a library book as I have so many out at the moment, that I previously ordered and now need to read before someone else orders them. It will teach me not to be greedy when reserving
Have a fabulous Sunday - I will see you tomorrow for Monday Mail.


  1. It sounds like an exhausting week. I hope your father-in-law and rabbit are doing well.

  2. My eldest had a trip to that museum last month - she absolutely loved it and wants to go again in the summer hols.

    Sounds like that sleep was well needed, I hope you feel better in yourself soon.

    Looking forward to your reviews - I'm now halfway through The Ressurectionist and just starting to be glad I stuck with it now. Been slow going as that's also been a chapter here and there and it hadn't grabbed me till today - it may just come home from the car tomorrow ;)

  3. My best wishes to your father-in-law and your rabbit!

  4. I'm sorry you had a difficult week! I hope both your father in law and Max get better.

  5. Sorry it's been such a bad week for you - I'm hoping this week will be better. As you know I can relate on the headache-yuck! I hope Max continues to do better and I'm praying for you FIL.

  6. I'm praying for your father-in-law and Max. I hope your headache stays away. I know how addictive a library's hold system can be. I have a ton of books out right now. Have a good week.

  7. I think all things considered, you can forgive yourself for a light reading week.

    I am in serious need of some new reading material, especially with the holidays on their way. Anything you can recommend or let me have a lend of?

  8. If you like Quentins, you might like her Tara Road. That's a really good book. Hope Max has a better week and that you feel better also.

  9. I wish your father-in-law and rabbit well. I also hope you'll get to read as much as you want. I need to return my library books soon...


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