Sunday Salon, 5/19/19

Sunday Salon

Read

Finished reading Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman. I reviewed it on Thursday. I enjoyed it, but I almost feel like I should post a list of post-2000 movies that I’ve enjoyed. There are good movies made after 1989!

Deal Me In: I pulled 10 which was “Cargo” by Sean Logan from New Traditions in Terror, edited by Bill Purcell. Frank is paid a large packet of money to drive mysterious cargo through zombie- and rebel- dotted Mexico. He isn’t supposed to open the cargo and he’s supposed to follow the eleven point list of directions to the letter. New Traditions stories take the usual horror tropes and monsters and gives them a twist. Here, the twisted trope is less the zombies and more the old-fashioned Blue Beard “follow directions or you’re dead” type stories.

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What’s Deal Me In?

Reading

Poe: A Life Cut Short

I didn’t get quite as much Bout of Books reading done as I wanted, but I never do. This week I’m hoping to finish Poe: A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd. And I’m keeping up with The Count of Monte Cristo.

Did/Doing

Web-pocolypse: I’m the webmaster-type person for our local ultimate frisbee association. On Friday, the web site went down. There has since been much consternation and emails to different support people. Very annoying.

Wicked Witch Retired: Been rewriting, which for me is a slow process.

Nothing much else is planned for the week.


The Sunday Salon is a linkup hosted by Deb @ Readerbuzz

7 thoughts on “Sunday Salon, 5/19/19

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I signed up for Bout of Books, but I haven’t done much posting about it at all. Next time, I need to look more carefully at the plan for Bout of Books. I’d like to be a more active participant.

    We have started a movie night once a month or so with my sister and her husband. Each of us has a night in which we choose a movie to share with the others. I would love to browse Life Moves Pretty Fast to see the author’s thoughts about eighties movies. I agree with you, though; there are lots of great movies after 1989!

    Have a lovely week.

    Reply
  2. Sarah Sammis

    Sorry about the website issues. I’ve been the webmaster for a number of sites including big corporate ones. Website issues always seem to bring out the worst in people. My weekly update

    Reply
  3. Carol Evans

    I didn’t get as much reading done during bout of books as I would have liked either.
    I hope you’re enjoying The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s one of my favorites.

    Reply
  4. Stephanie Jane

    Sorry to learn of your website issues. It’s amazing how something like that happening is so madly frustrating to solve.
    I think the Poe book looks interesting so will take a closer look

    Reply

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