The Sunday Salon

Good morning, Saloners, and welcome to my first Sunday Salon of 2010!  It is a gorgeous day here in Orlando, and I’m really hoping that we’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors in some way today.  Last night some young girls in my neighborhood found a stray kitten that ended up following them around all day, and I told them that if she came back today, I would take her to the humane society or another animal shelter.  Unfortunately, their parents won’t let either of them keep her, and we have three cats already – plus the kitten has fleas, so I don’t want to bring her into my house for even a night and have the fleas pass to my cats.  I felt so bad for these kids – one of the girls was actually crying because she was so sad that they weren’t able to find a home for the kitten.  So right now I’m just waiting around for them to knock on my door with the kitten to take to a shelter.  So hopefully that issue will be solved by early afternoon, and I can peacefully enjoy the rest of my day. 🙂

I haven’t been much in the mood to write reviews lately.  I’m not sure why, but it took me a good week to muster up the energy to write my most recent review.  Consequently, this week I only managed to post two reviews:  Spellbinder and Committed.  I have three reviews pending, and one that I’ve written and will go up tomorrow, so look for at least three this week.

Right now I’m currently reading:

The Hobbit and East of Eden are both for read-a-longs, Love in the Present Tense is my current audiobook for driving, The Faith Club is for the Social Justice challenge, and The House on Legare Street is my attempt to get more caught up on my backlog of review books.  I am enjoying all of them so far, but I must admit that I’m finding The Hobbit to be not nearly as good as I remember it being from when I read it the first time.  I suppose the way a twelve-year-old reads a book and the way a twenty-six-year-old reads a book are different things, and I should probably have expected a different reading experience.  But I do confess that I’ve been feeling a bit disappointed in it so far.  Oh well, we’ll just have to see how the rest of the Lord of the Rings books work out for me.

Anyway, I’m off to get a couple of reviews written if I can, and I do hope to get outdoors sometime today too!  Happy Sunday everyone!


8 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon”

  1. It’s always a bit sad when books I loved as a kid turn out to be not-so-great reads for me as an adult. The Hobbit is one that’s stood up to that, though! I still enjoy it more than the trilogy.

    Hope the poor kitty finds a home! I just overcame a flea infestation (actually had to treat my carpets) so I totally understand why you wouldn’t want to bring her into the house!

  2. Shame your not enjoying The Hobbit so much this time around, it is actually my favourite book of all time. From the time I was no more than 5 years old and my Dad read it to me before bed, till now I’m 22 and must have read it 6 times +

  3. Awww…that poor kitty. At least maybe it will find a good home once it goes to the shelter. I didn’t write any reviews this week…couldn’t find the time but I am planning on remedying that at some point today. I’ll be interested in hearing your thoughts on East of Eden…that is one book that I’ve always meant to read but never have. Enjoy your week!

  4. I’m always concerned that if I re-read books that I loved, I will be disappointed by them. I had thought about re-reading The Lovely Bones before I saw that movie but was worried that I wouldn’t like it as much. Now the movie’s getting such mediocre reviews, I’m not sure I’ll even see it.

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