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February 8 #SundaySalon

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

logo for The Sunday SalonTime: // 8:08 am. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Sunday Salon that wasn’t also a New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge post. I had to look back several months to find a post with the format that I wanted to steal to use today.

The scene: // Cloudy but that will change. We’re expecting our second 60+ degree day in a row. That’s a weekend gift in February that I’m truly appreciating.

Listening to: // “Good Morning” from Singing in the Rain on my Good Morning playlist on Spotify. Very cheery!

Reading: // Three books at once:

Autobiography of a People, edited by Herb Boyd

The next selection for my IRL book club

Autobiography of a People, edited by Herb Boyd. I was skeptical about an anthology, but the leader of our diversity book club this month said we could pick and choose among the pieces. That’s proving to be a great way to get an overview and I’m getting through it faster than I thought I would. This book will give us lots to discuss — the sweep of history of people with African roots in America.

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. A sequel to Doomsday Book that I read in England last fall. Doomsday Book had a lot a humor but also a disease-ridden serious side. To Say Nothing of the Dog is much more about fun, with a lot of Victorian-era slapstick.

Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton. I thought I’d given up on this one — too long and serious for the book I’m reading on my phone. But I picked it up again when I was stuck somewhere and now I can’t put it down. I never thought of myself as particularly enthralled by Jack the Ripper, but I get sucked into books about people who are. The Name of the Star  by Maureen Johnson was the most recent one.

Blogging about: // The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a whole bunch of books I read in the last couple of months just for fun, and a tour of the Tube in London.

Participating in// The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge may be over, but the Healthy Lifestyle Books Challenge has just begun! Join us to read books that support our healthy lifestyles — physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.

What are you up to this fine Sunday?

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