Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Sunday Salon --Beth hits another out of the park, an award, and a few other things

This week was not the greatest in the reading department. I didn't actually read all that much. What I did manage to read though?

The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart. And I loved it. Like loved it so much. I don't know how she does it but this book was so beautiful and achingly lovely. I found myself teary eyed several times, not because it was sad but because it felt like life. Life seen through the eyes of Beth Kephart is a good place to spend an afternoon of reading. I'll try to save my gushing for the review, but this book is not to be missed.

I also was fortunate enough to go to a reading this past week with Maaza Mengiste. She is the debut novelist of Beneath the Lion's Gaze. I was really interested in this book because I know nothing of the historical time period in Ethiopia. The reviews were very solid as well. I bought the book and started today and it's very good so far. The portion she read Thursday night was also excellent, just really gripping stuff.



Elisabeth of Babette's Book Blog was kind enough pass on this over the top blogging award. It came with a fun meme and I haven't done one of these in awhile, so I decided to play along! :) I was only allowed to use one word to answer the questions which turned out to be incredibly difficult.

Your Cell Phone? BlackBerry
Your Hair? brown
Your Mother? chatty
Your Father? quiet
Your Favorite Food? potatoes
Your Dream Last Night? heartbreaking
Your Favorite Drink? Mt.Dew
Your Dream/Goal? contentment
What Room Are You In? bedroom
Your Hobby? reading
Your Fear? meaninglessness
Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? nowhere
Where Were You Last Night? home
Something That You Aren't? organized
Muffins? blueberry
Wish List Item? job
Where Did You Grow Up? St. Louis
Last Thing You Did? tweet!
What Are You Wearing? clothes
Your TV? old
Your Pets? none
Friends? delightful
Your Life? hectic
Your Mood? melancholy
Missing Someone? always
Vehicle? PT Cruiser
Something You Aren't Wearing? pajamas
Your Favorite Store? Vromans
Your Favorite Color? purple
When Was The Last Time You Laughed? Tonight
Last Time You Cried? today
Your Best Friend? distance
One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? Target
Facebook? sometimes
Favorite Place To Eat? Gyu-Kaku

I'm meant to pass this on to five people I think are over the top...so here goes:
Dawn, Candace, Jen, Nicole, and Natasha. Why did I choose these lovely ladies? All will be revealed tomorrow!

In other news...LOST comes back this week! I'm so excited even though I've hardly had two seconds together to think about it. I can't wait to see how they wrap things up in what is really my favorite television series ever and one of my favorite stories ever. I could go on and on about just how much I love LOST but there will be plenty of time for that throughout the season. I can't believe there is only one season left! I am highly doubtful there will be television life after LOST so I'm going to enjoy it while I can. You can count on me to provide recaps and I hope you'll all be watching along.

Well that's it for this Sunday! I hope you all have a wonderful lazy Sunday of reading planned!




Amy

14 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I know there is a serious love affair going around in blogdom with Beth Kephart, and I've yet to jump on the bandwagon. I trust your opinion - after all, you turned me on to Jacqueline Woodson! Congrats on the award - you deserve it of course!

thekoolaidmom said...

LOST! LOST! LOST! I'm so excited and looking forward to the new (and last :-( ) season starting this week. I saw some poll (maybe on the LOST challenge) about who will die first, then watched the last couple shows of last season the other day, and thought: "Aw, crap! They're all going to die!" Mags, btw, thinks it'll be Juliet to die first. Me? I think it's never a wise thing to try to prognosticate anything on the show!

Beth F said...

Thanks for the award! I'll post about it soon. We are caught up with LOST and ready to watch it in real time. So glad I can get involved in Twitter chat. Mr. BFR heard an NPR program that listed LOST among the best TV of the decade -- along side PBS and HBO shows. The principal criterion? Because the show makes you think, question, discuss.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh yes - LOST is back! So excited!

Thanks for the info on Beth's book as well... I will have to pick this one up.

Amused said...

Congrats on your award!

Tuesday can not come soon enough! So excited for LOST!

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Congratulations on the award, and enjoy your relaxed reading day!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your award. I do not watch Lost, so no comment there. I am hoping to read, or make a large dent in, Island of the Swans by Ciji Ware. My Salon, if you have time: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/sunday-salon-31-january.html

Cori said...

As a fellow LOST-watcher, I look forward to your thoughts on my favorite show ever! I have a Bible study on Tuesday nights so I have to wait until Wednesday to watch and digest it all. I'll have to avoid the interwebs entirely on Wednesday to keep from being spoiled. How will I ever manage?!

Meghan said...

I can't wait for Lost to start! I'm not going to be watching it until I get back to the UK next week (it's on Fridays where I live), but I'm so excited to finally know what happens.

You've reminded me that I need to get more of Beth Kephart's books. They're first on my wishlist.

bermudaonion said...

I'm so excited to hear that Beth Kephart's new book is so good! Congratulations on your award!

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

OK ... a smitten jealous that you've gotten the chance to read Beth's newest. :) Glad you enjoyed it - and CONGRATS on the award, my friend!

Elisabeth said...

I will read Beth Kephart before April 1. Period. I'm drawing a line in the sand.

S. Krishna said...

I'm glad (but not surprised) that The Heart Is Not A Size is so good - I've got a copy of that one and am planning on reading it soon.

Sally said...

CHATTY?????????????

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