With today’s Sunday Salon, I buckle down to put a dent in Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe. I don’t know if I’ll finish it today, but I want to put some pages behind me, not only because I have other books to which I’m looking forward, but also because I have been enjoying the book. I think it’s a perfect summer Sunday book: long, flowing passages on which to ponder in the heat of the summer.
As I’ve been doing at the start of every Sunday Salon, I’ll also review this past week on my reading blog here and also highlight a few other posts on my other blogs, with links in bold to which I think you might want to pay particular attention.
- Here, I posted Just Another Meandering Monday, in which I cleaned out my bookmarks of articles, music and videos that others have shared with me this week, including this very funny one about a musical toilet from The-DebLog.com.
- At my main blog, I reposted this entry from one of my other blogs about me and my new Jewish phone.
- Here, I provided a link to my wife’s witty thoughts on the last eight books she’s read, including Light in August by William Faulkner, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and a couple Sherman Alexie books.
- I also participated in this week’s Tuesday Thingers about reading plans for the summers including trips and this week’s It’s Tuesday, Where are You?. My answers are listed here.
- On my main blog, I shared what I’m listening on LastFM.
- I provided a cross-post on all my blogs, giving an update on my experiment so far in the blogosphere where I’m trying to integrate the three different elements of myself: body, mind and soul, and hopefully shedding light on your own experiences and struggles.
- Here, I reviewed Exiles by Ron Hansen, about the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins and how he was inspired to write possibly his most famous poem The Wreck of the Deutschland.
- I also participated in this week’s Booking Through Thursday about what would you do if, all of a sudden, your favorite source books was unavailable. Here is my answer.
- Here, I was tagged by thekoolaidmom from In The Shadow of Mt. TBR, one of my favorite book-bloggers with this classics meme.
- I also killed two birds with one stone in a post on two new groups I joined in Friday Finds and Buy A Friend A Book. For more on them both, check out the link.
- At my main blog, for this week’s Sabbath Saturday, where I let images speak for me, I provided a link to Getty Images assignment photographer Brent Stirton’s site, which I stumbled upon.
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