Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Salon on the Road

I'm doing my reading for Sunday Salon this week on the road. We spent most of today driving back home after a glorious three day weekend at Pawleys Island, SC. I read and read and read! If you want a beach spot that is totally perfect for reading you need to go to the Sea View Inn - you can check out my first and only beach post in the previous post. Today, in the car, I read a book my daughter gave me called Where Did I Leave My Glasses by Martha Lear. It's a very humorous explanation of how our brains are wired to "forget" and the difference between male and female memory. Although, I haven't finished the book, I do feel a bit better about some of the "scatter brained" moments or should I say, blank moments, that I experience on a regular basis. It's good to know we're normal - and most likely, your friends will not remember you forgot, anyway! Gotta get back to it! Oh yeah, here's a neat podcast about the book.

Next Sunday, I'll be on a flight to Dallas, Texas and plan to read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Have any of you read this one? I'd love to hear your thoughts and I'll check in when we change plans and again, when we land in Dallas.

4 comments:

Debra Hamel said...

Welcome to the Salon, Brenda! I read and quite liked The Thirteenth Tale (my review: http://www.book-blog.com/2007/02/setterfield_dia.html), and I'm pretty sure a number of the other Salonists have read it as well. I seem to remember a review by Maxine of Petrona, for example.

Anyway, enjoy the Salon!

SmallWorld at Home said...

I absolutely LOVED The 13th Tale! Definitely one of my favorites from last year. Here's my review:
http://smallworldreads.blogspot.com/2007/05/book-review-thirteenth-tale.html

Visiting from TSS,
SmallWorld Reads

Table Talk said...

'The Thirteenth Tale' really split our reading group. Some people loved it, other's like me found it very derivative and certainly not worth the fuss that was made about it. It will be interesting to see which way you jump.

jlshall said...

I had a hard time getting into The Thirteenth Tale, but ended up really enjoying it - though it wasn't exactly what I expected. Of course, I read it over a year ago, so it's already beginning to fade from my memory!