19 January 2020
Sunday Salon - 19.Jan.20
What a week! I'm checking and and wrapping it all up while pairing with Readerbuzz for the Sunday Salon.
It finally looks like winter here! And feels like it! Brrr...... We got around 6 inches of snow yesterday, and then it snowed some more today (although today's wasn't even forecasted). We keep teasing the kids that there probably won't be school tomorrow (spoiler alert: there is no school for students tomorrow as it's a teacher professional development day). But even though we don't have school, I did schedule dentist appointments for us starting at 9 am. At least that will be done again til June, right?
What I Read
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
I purchased and read this one for my daughter's middle school battle of the books. I really enjoyed this middle grade fantasy book. While the title character was far from my favorite character in this book, I did like some of the fairy characters much better. If I had more time on my hands, I would totally look forward to reading more books in this series. I will definitely see the Disney movie based on this book, once it's released. I'd give Artemis Fowl 4 out of 5 stars.
The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams
I'm really enjoying this one so far. I think I've just got a couple hours left. I'm equally engaged with 1998 Ella's story, and the story of Ginger from the 1920s. According to the Goodreads listing, this is the second book in the Wicked City series! Once I wrap up this post, I'll be able to snuggle in and finish this up. Watch for my review here and on NetGalley within the next few days. Thanks to NetGalley for my electronic copy of this book.
The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit's Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery by Karen Dybis
I haven't started this one yet, but I've been on the waiting list through my local library and finally got it! I live about an hour out of Detroit and I'm looking forward to this intriguing local-ish history.
In other bookish news, I just got back home from our first meeting for our adult battle of the books team. So fun!! I don't have a lot of real-life friends and activities on a regular basis, so I'm really looking forward to hanging out with these ladies and working our way up to this event! I think the other three on our team feel the same.
We had a great time this evening hanging out at a local restaurant, sharing some appetizers, and talking about lots of books. Our next meeting is in mid-February, and we've talked about actually reading one of our assigned books by then - We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.
Off the Blog
This month is kind of crazy busy (okay, next month too). Tomorrow my 12-year-old daughter has a performance with her acappella group for the Martin Luther King Jr community event. Then she has play practice Monday - Friday for her middle school's production of The Wizard of Oz: Deleted Scenes. She is the Snicker Bird and Army Bird One. She is also participating in a Young Americans weekend camp the first weekend in February (oh, and that's the weekend for her battle of the books too). As soon as her play performances are done (February 20 & 21), she has a choir concert and a baton competition the following week.
My 8-year-old son is super excited for his Pokemon club to start this month, and will also be auditioning with a spoonerism for his school's variety show at the end of this month. The actual variety show isn't til March.
What an exciting spring!