What’s What: A Late-Sunday Salon Post for August 17

The Sunday Salon on The 3 Rs Blog

What I’m reading

  • in print / on screen

I finished reading The Interestings on the iPad yesterday, and resumed my long-dormant reading of Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World, which I started back in the spring. I can’t recall setting it aside for any particular reason–OK, truthfully, maybe it was because I’d gotten to the Twilight section–but the piece I’m working on about our “Summer of Supernatural” has inspired me to get back into it. I’m thinking that there’s a good themed-content week there.

I am not reading anything in print at the moment, which feels a little strange. I’m only doing one September review for Shelf Awareness, and since that book won’t be out till late in the month, I’ve been taking it a little easy this week. I should change that this week…but to be honest, not a lot’s really calling to me these days. End-of-summer doldrums, I suppose…is it just me, or are you feeling them too?

  • on audio

I can’t find the review that made me decide I wanted to listen to Judy Greer’s I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, but I’ve been really enjoying it. A steadily working character actress who has played a lot of “best friend” roles, Greer comes across as…well, friendly; down-to-earth and very likable. I should finish this one during commute time in the next day or two, and I think my next audio will be in a similar vein, as it will probably be Rob Lowe’s Love Life. After two consecutive celebrity memoirs, chances are that I’ll be ready for something a little weightier.

What I’m writing

I have designated today as “catch up on reviews day,” so guess what I’m doing after I get this posted?

What caught my eye this week

Wise reflections in the aftermath of Robin Williams’ death

“Pirouette On A Tightrope: On Addiction and Depression”  

“Robin Williams, Matt Walsh, Joy and Silence”

And thoughts about changing how we live on our online lives

“How To Take a Social Media Vacation” 

I Quit Liking Things On Facebook for Two Weeks. Here’s How It Changed My View of Humanity.”

What Else is New?

I’m not sorry I went to BEA this year. And I’m not sorry I went to BlogHer’14. But I am regretting that I did those in place of an actual vacation this year, and I’m pretty sure that’s why I’ve got a case of the late-summer blahs.

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