Good morning, Sunday Saloners!

Here in California’s Central Valley, the temperature is dropping to a more “autumn-like” number.  Yesterday I even had to close the patio door mid-morning, as I was actually feeling cold.

I am very happy about this turn of events, as I am so ready for brisk days.

For some reason, my reading week seemed to take on a snail’s pace, partly because I was reading longer books, especially my third one, an historical novel full of dense details.

But I can’t blame the books entirely.  I was also caught up in the blissful obsession of two new toys:  my new TV, which I enjoyed way too much this week; and my new printer/scanner/fax machine.

Since buying Louisa May, my new laptop, I have been without my old printer and scanner—incompatible with the computer.

But my youngest son arrived with this combination device that has brought me back into the world of scanning.  I used it yesterday to post some of my Saturday Snapshots.

Here is my office with its newest addition:

Yes, it is more crowded, but I rearranged things so I can still work!

On the Blogs:

I posted my Row 80 Round Four Check-In; and then, later in the week, featured my Sweet Saturday Sample:  After the Bliss; followed by my Weekend Potpourri post:  Cozy Moments.


1.  More Than You Know – by Penny Vincenzi

2.  Dangerous Affairs, by Diana Miller

3.  The Heir, by Barbara Taylor Bradford


Today I hope to start reading a book from next week’s stack:  Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan.  I’ve been noticing this one around the blogs, and I have enjoyed several books by this author.

I also plan to kick back and watch some movies on the DVR.  What about the rest of you?  Books?  Movies?  Outings?


  1. andilit

    Today, I did some farm work – clearing trails, cleaning brush. Now, to work on the staircase that will become – I hope – a stack of books. Some reading this afternoon – Uwem Akpan. Then, I will wrap with some Netflix and Supernatural. Not a bad Sunday. But first, more coffee. 🙂


  2. Like you, I am so glad for the cooler weather! We’re up in the mountains so our nights and mornings have been quite chilly, but we’re still rising into the upper 70s/low 80s during the day. Last night was the first night we had to spark up our wood stove! I have some Penny Vincenzi books in my stacks – I really need to try one of them! Have a great week 🙂


  3. Happy Sunday. It’s fall weather up here too. But I don’t mind as long as I have a good book to read. Tonight I plan on catching up on DVR TV shows – and read some more. I hope you enjoy the McEwan book this week. Thanks for stooping by the blog and Happy Sunday!


  4. My reading also seems to have slowed down a bit this week, and a bit last week. I think it may have something to do with the fact that I’m reading Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.

    It has also begun to get cool here in the Washington metro area, which is definitely a good thing, I’m also ready for the cooler weather.

    Today, I plan on reading some, hanging out with my son, and hoping to watch some football.


  5. Yesterday, it was catching up with sleep as I volunteered overnight at a hospice Saturday night, but now that I’m caught up, I’m back to reading.

    As for technology, especially TV, it can be a giant time-killer and distraction from reading, that’s for sure. I know because my wife and I are currently caught up in watching Fringe and just discovered a British show called Gavin and Stacey (only three seasons, though 😦 ).


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