Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Salon

The Sunday I feel like I'm reading at a snail's pace this week! I've had extra rehearsals for a choir concert, and staying on the computer too long once I get home. The concert was this weekend (we performed a Haydn mass, combined with another choir and an orchestra) so, with a little will power to get me off the computer and into my book earlier, I hope to speed up a bit.

I'm reading Etta, by Gerald Kolpan--it's historical fiction, based on the life of a mysterious woman who was involved with Butch Cassidy's gang. An interesting mix of the historical facts with stuff the author readily admits he completely made up. I'm really looking forward to the review for this one--Amy (that's My Friend Amy) and I are going to get together via chat and talk about Etta, and somehow turn that into a book review. I can't wait to hear what Amy thinks of this book.

Did you know there's going to be a Book Blogger's Retreat in Portland this summer? Trish of Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'? has the scoop. This is going to be so much fun, and the more the merrier--Oregon is a great vacation spot in July. Truly.

Coming up even sooner is the next Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon, on April 18th-19th (in memory of Dewey, who came up with this idea and worked super hard to make them happen). I've never done a read-a-thon before and I'm really excited to give it a try, though I doubt I'll come anywhere near to 24 hours of reading. I'm going to pull my kids into it some, too. The Read-a-thon will be from 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Sunday in my time zone (PDT).

So, that thing I said about getting off the computer and upstairs to read sooner? Yeah, I'm gonna go now. Think I'll take a break from Etta for tonight and see if I can get a short story read for Short Story Mondays.


  1. I can't wait for our review!!

    I also can't wait for the Read-a-thon...and maybe the book blogger's retreat!

  2. I wish I could go to the retreat, but it's not in the budget this year. March Madness has been getting in the way of my reading.

  3. I'm reading Etta right now too! So I will be looking for that review. Loved the interview with your hubby!

  4. I can't wait to see the review that you and Amy put together...that should be great fun. It certainly sounds like a fun book!

    I'm so glad you're going to give the read-a-thon a truly is a blast! My daughter has done the last two with me, which makes it even more special...of course, the dog-gone kid gets twice as many pages read as I do.

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