"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Salon, Nov. 13, 2011

I'm reading on the web: articles about Occupy Wall Street.  What a mess.  Portland, Oregon tried to be open to the protesters message but had to close down their Occupy Portland because of all the illegal activity and drug overdoses.  Ugh.

I'm thinking about: Where we will be for Thanksgiving this year.  Usually we have plans all hammered down well before this time but for some reason no one in my family is willing to make a specific plan this year which leaves us in a quandry. 

I'm listening to: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater.  This is the third book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series.  I love the audiobook version because it has multiple readers, a different for each part.

I'm reading: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. I confess to being a bit stalled out on this one.

Book reviewed this week: Divergent by Veronica Roth, Habibi by Craig Thompson, and Chime by Franny Billingsley.

Lists I am making: Gifts I want to get wrapped up before I see my family next week-end so that I can avoid mailing all the Christmas presents this year.  I purchased most of my gifts this year at the Global/Fair Trade market we held at my church last week-end..

Scripture lesson in church: John 21. "Simon Peter, do you love me?" "You know I do, Lord." "Then feed my sheep."

I'm praying for: My friend Cindy whose elderly mother and sick brother have moved in with her.

Around the house: My daughter decided on her wedding dress and has ordered it.  The whole family drove to Seattle Friday afternoon for a late afternoon appointment, so all of us got to see the dress and weigh in with our thoughts.  Don cried when the decision was finally made, just overcome by emotions.  It is becoming very real for us that our baby is getting married.

From the kitchen: Stir fried vegetables and beef, Thai style.  Quite spicy and tasty.

A favorite quote I laughed about this week: "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
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  1. I stalled on the Paris Wife too; it was well-written and engaging, but I just wasn't in the mood for a depressing read. How wonderful that the wedding dress is picked out! It must seem surreal. I am going to order Divergent from the library!

  2. Sounds like a busy, but fun weekend. Oscar Wao is definitely a book you've got to work on, but I thought it was alright in the end. How fun to pick a wedding dress and do all the prep for your daughter's wedding

  3. Aww. My baby is getting married too. It's hard to believe. We have the wedding dress and I shed a few tears too, so I can relate. Hang in there...

  4. I like the say you gave us a brief snip-it on so many aspects of your world--well done.

  5. Occupy Vancouver has had two overdoses, one of them resulting in a death. A lot of people in the area just want them to go, as it has become more of a place for the homeless to camp out.


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