Header Image

Sunday Salon: November 5, 2023


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon. 

  • People Collide by Isle McElroy (narrated by Daniel Henning and Aida Reluzco)

Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason, and plot. That's the little rhyme I was taught as a child about the attack on the UK Parliament by Guy Fawkes and his group. My daughter and I went on a late night walk last night and were surpised and delighted by a big fireworks show. I am sure it had nothing to do with Guy Fawkes night, but it was fun.

I arrived in New York early Wednesday morning after a night flight from Los Angeles. My daughter picked me up in Syracuse and the video above shows what the drive was like: snow on November 1. Sigh. However, there is no snow in Ithaca and the Fall foliage is stunning. We don't have leaves that change in Santa Barbara so it's always fun for me to see it. And, of course, it's wonderful to spend time with my daughter.

I finally have a handle on work. I now schedule "buffer" times before and after each training session so I am getting my pre/post work done within normal working hours. Whew! Between work and spending time with my daughter, reading is just not happening and that feels icky.

We have however, started watching a few shows. I must note that at home I am in bed before 10pm, but here I stay up until midnight or later so there is more TV-watching time.
  • Succession--I remember hearing how good it was when it first came out and I am definitely late to the game on this one. Its well done and I like it though I will probably only watch 1 season. What a despicable family!
  • The latest British Baking Show--this is always a favorite. I don't care that it's formulaic. I find it soothing and so enjoyable
  • Amazing Race--I'll admit to skimming through this one in the early episodes, but this is always a favorite of mine.
  • The Crown season 5--I watched this when it came out, but my daughter didn't so we're watching it in preparation for the newest, and last, season that starts on the 16th. As always, I am impressed with the acting and it's fun to have the events be ones that happened in my lifetime.

I swear I am going to finish a book soon. Really. I am. I'm also starting to think about end of the year posts....

Here is is the current state of my 2023 challenges. At this point, I am counting individual books for multiple categories in each challenge, but I'll replace them with other books throughout the year.


No comments