Dec 12, 2010
Sunday Salon: It's Snowing!
It rained last night and into the morning, but that has all turned into a softly falling snow. It's rather nice, since I did chores yesterday and can stay in!
I'm in the middle of reading a great library find, World and Town: A Novel by Gish Jen (Oct. 5, 2010). It's about the scientist daughter of a missionary born in China and her helping a Cambodian family, fairly new immigrants in California. Her own life story and love life weaves into the story of the Cambodians, trying to fit into American life in a small town in the northwest.
I am way behind in reading and reviewing books I promised authors and publicists to do, and vow to do better in the coming year, when I hope to read all that are now piled up in my basement library/office.
Happily, my long list of health appointments has almost all been checked off. I completed eye surgery, a root canal, and a sleep study. Two more specialists to see in the new year!
My Christmas gift to myself was a Kindle. I have downloaded quite a few of the classics - Dickens, Jane Austen, Henry James, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, The Iliad, the Odyssey, The Art of War, the sayings of Confucius, the Dream of the Red Chamber, and a few mystery novels. Most of the books are free! Some cost $1 or less and a few are $2.99.
Two classics I've started to re-read are War and Peace and Pride and Prejudice. I would not have even tried it except for having the books so available on the Kindle! So there's a positive!
I'm doing a blog tour on Dec. 16 for The Active, Creative Child: Parenting in Perpetual Motion by Stephanie D. Vlahov. Come back then for a look and some ideas on how to give your creative child the best guidance!
Please also visit my poetry blog, Strummed Words, where I rant and rail against the vicissitudes of man and the universe :)
The snow is still falling, and it is pretty. The first significant snowfall of the season! Have a great week!