Sunday Salon: Hot Reading

Sunday Salon

Hello, Sunday! I am a bit exhausted because I went on a day trip yesterday, but walked a lot. So I am looking forward to taking it easy with a book today.

I read three books this week: The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (great), The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer (wonderful), and April Lady by Georgetter (meh). You can find the reviews for the first two, but I think I will put the April Lady in a combined Heyer review if only because I am reading so many of her novels now and I don’t have much to say about some of them to warrant one post each.

Today, I am going to try to read The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Orbreht.

There was a heatwave this week so I wanted to read lighter books, but I still want to read more for Classics Club and the Victorian Reading Challenge. I think the next book up for that is the The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. This will be my first Henry James and I’ve had the novel for a few years now.

In other news, I watched a few movies this week, and I’m eager to finish this cardigan for a knitalong before next weekend. Hopefully I can knit a bit today. I will be starting a new job probably the week after this one so must get as much leisure time in.

Have a good week, everyone!

6 comments

    • athena says:

      Hi Jillian! Hehe. Are you that surprised when you saw that I read 800-900 books on Goodreads? I am a bit of a fast reader, but that’s just years of practice. :) Thanks for the comment!

  1. Karen Heenan-Davies says:

    Good luck with Henry James. I had to read him for my nineteenth century literature course a couple of years ago. Some of the descriptive passages are wonderful but it is very very slow going – James can make one paragraph about someone opening an umbrella last for more than a page.

    • athena says:

      Hi Karen! Ahh thanks for the head’s up. His books are on the thicker side, but I am use to long classics being a lover of the Russians. Have a good day.

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