Sunday Salon, December 14: Quickies

Today is my stepson Spencer’s 15th birthday, and his grandmother is visiting for the weekend to celebrate with us. It’s also the day we finally got the Christmas tree put up and decorated. I’m grabbing a few minutes in between events to check into the Sunday Salon.

The Sunday Salon at The 3 Rs Blog
What I’m reading
  • in print / on screen
I’m about one-fourth through My Father’s Wives by Mike Greenberg, a fiction galley I’ll be reviewing for Shelf Awareness in January. I’m pretty underwhelmed with the February galleys I got from them, so I’m not sure I’ll be doing two reviews for that month–I’m thinking I’d rather spend that time reading for myself, and I have so many ebooks on the iPad to choose from right now.
  • on audio
I think I’ll finish As You Wish, Cary Elwes’ account of the making of The Princess Bride, early this week, and I’ve been absolutely loving it.
What I’m watching

We spent some time this morning catching up on DVR recordings, and finally watched the Flash/Arrow crossover episodes. I think it played to the individual strengths of both shows while working as a story on its own, and I really hope they do more of these!

What I’m writing

I’ve been enjoying my when-the-mood-strikes participation in A Month of Favorites, and if I join in this week, it’ll be for Wednesday’s “Fave Winter Reads” linkup. I’m not ready to commit to “Top 10 2014 Reads” yet, and I’m not sure that living in Southern Calfornia offers many opportunities to suggest “5 Must Haves for Winter Survival.” (Have a friend who lives somewhere warm that you can visit? That might help!)

What Else is New?

Merry Christmas 2014 from The 3 Rs Blog
This will be my last full week in the office for 2014. I’m taking all of Christmas week off, plus the following Monday. My son Chris arrives for a week-long holiday visit this Friday, and we will be hosting Christmas Eve dinner this year. I’m hoping to get some reading in during downtime, though. (There will be downtime, right?)
The Weekly Winchester
Man and best friend
Best buddies, unwinding together in the evening

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  1. I sure hope they will be downtime for you…I have a little planned but my wife unfortunately because of some things happening at her job might not get as much as she wanted. Sadly, it will be hit and miss.

    1. I'm sorry you and your wife won't get as much time off together as you hoped for, but I hope you can make the most of the time you have! I expect a fair amount of busy-ness during my week off, but at least I won't be at work :D.