Sunday Salon, 6/14

Reading

#VentureForth Update

book that I read as a child or teen – At some point in my childhood I bought an “Endless Quest” book at a hobby store: Mountain of Mirrors by Rose Estes. I knew nothing about D&D or choose your own adventure books and never got the hang of it. As an adult with some gaming experience, I plowed through it with no problem.

graphic novel – I read the first six issues of Omni, a superhero comic with a primarily female and POC creative team. It’s a similar take as X-Men, but in place of all-knowing Charles Xavier, Cecelia Cobbina is smart beyond her powers and always cautious about the ethics of superhero-ism. It reminded me a little of the movie Fast Color (2019) (which is a great movie, currently on Hulu).

The King in Yellow and Other Horror StoriesAn Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere

In the land of what I’ve recently finished, there are reviews of In the Garden of Beasts and Meddling Kids. This week I’m reading An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere by Mikita Brottman and The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers.

Writing

I’ll be switching projects and returning to a true crime story I’ve been working on for a while now. Probably going to start doing a Round of Words in 80 Days again in July too, so my Sunday Salon posts might share space with those updates. Reading An Unexplained Death is part of this process.

Other

Our COVID-19 numbers have jumped enough that Arizona is making national news. Despite this, Eric and I have included our friend Chris in our park exercises over the last couple weeks. I’ve been holding out hope that we might get back to a regular ultimate frisbee game by Sept/Oct, but now I don’t know.

7 thoughts on “Sunday Salon, 6/14

  1. Anne Bennett

    Yes, with all the focus on the protests and Black Lives Matter issues we have taken our eye off the coronavirus ball. Scary what is happening in Arizona. Stay safe and healthy. My Sunday Salon post

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  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    We Texans are not known for our patience. Our numbers are going up rapidly.

    I know how you feel, hoping you will get back to your favorite group activities later in the year. I always feel hopeful, and then I feel disappointed again. My husband says he think things will go on like this through the year, if nothing changes.

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  3. Carl V. Anderson

    I never played D&D as a kid…heck I’ve still never played, though I have played some role playing video games that function on similar mechanics. As a child no one around me was playing, at least that I knew about. I should play with my son-in-law at some point just to learn how.

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  4. sjhigbee

    Sorry to hear that your infection numbers are rising – it’s such a difficult time! I hope you enjoy your reading and exercise in the coming week, Katherine:)). Take care…

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