Sunday Salon, 12/8/19

Sunday Salon


Finished Well Met by Jen DeLuca. I enjoyed it and I’ll post more about it on Tuesday, probably. I think I’ll just finish War for the Oaks next.

War for the Oaks Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession

So far, I’ve read 46 book this year. Goodreads points out that I am behind on my goal of 52 for the year. In addition to War for the Oaks, I will most likely finish Writing Down the Bones before the end of the year. Everything else I have in progress is long and on a schedule that will take me into next year. Savage Appetites may come off hold in December, but I won’t hold my breath. I’m going to start a Classics Club reading list on Saturday, so maybe I’ll pick something from it to round out the year. I’ll read a title or two from my Shelf Maintenance challenge.


I’ve got a few links to share this week:

Winter Tales Time! The Festival – One of my favorite things about the winter season is Nina Zumel’s posts of dark tales for long dark nights. She kicks off with Yule tale by H. P. Lovecraft.

The Musical Brilliance of John Mulaney’s Stand-up via Vulture – An article about cadence and timing in John Mulaney’s story-telling, er, stand-up. Timing is something to always keep in mind, even when writing prose.

Rian Johnson’s Looper and the Art of the Supervillain via – How do you construct a really good supervillain? Is it all in the origin story?


To me, winter music isn’t just holiday songs, but jazz. The album  Long Ago and Far Away by the Charlie Watts Quintet would be one of my desert island discs. The Rolling Stones’ drummer anchors a marvelous band and produced two albums of jazz standards with Bernard Fowler as vocalist. I had no idea that a video had been made of “I’ve Got A Crush On You.” It’s so very 90s.

The Sunday Salon is a linkup hosted by Deb @ Readerbuzz

5 thoughts on “Sunday Salon, 12/8/19

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I always set my goal at Goodreads so low that I’ll be certain to achieve it. It’s one of the tricks I use to always be happy about my reading. (I also start reading my books for the next year during December, but I don’t finish them until January.)

    I need to look at my Classics Club list and work on a book or two. I haven’t been as happy with the books I’ve chosen for this list as I was for the last one.

    I’m all over this video. What a great voice.

    Have a lovely week!

  2. Carol Evans

    I’m actually on track for my Goodreads Challenge, which is unusual for me. I’ve been reading Christmassy books this month, so I’m not making much headway on my classics challenge or my non-fiction challenge.


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