Sunday, October 18, 2009

SUNDAY SALON


Today has a great Sunday "feel".  My husband is away until Tuesday, my oldest daughter is away at camp till this afternoon, it's gloomy out but warm inside, and my 2 year old and I are still in our pj's.  Serenity.  And once she goes down for her nap I plan on curling up on my couch with "Echo" and getting some solid uninterrupted reading time in!


This morning I was reading my absolute favourite section of the paper which only comes out on Sundays, Books and Arts, and I came across a review for a book.  Now what piqued my interest for the review was not the title, or the cover, but the authors last name:  STOKER.  It seems that Bram Stoker's great-grand nephew, Dacre Stoker,  has written a sequel to the infamous "Dracula" novel.  It's called, "The Undead".  This review was not as lambasting as some of the ones I found online.  I may or may not read it, as I have not read the original, although I have read a version of it that was re-written for children, and I loved it.  For those of you that know me, you will know my utter uncontrollable squeamishness about anything vampire.  The only exception being "Twilight" as there was not a lot of blood sucking descriptions happening in that book.  If any of you out there end up reading this sequel, let me know your thoughts, I am very curious! 

This past week has not been as stellar of a reading week as the one previous.  A week ago I ploughed through 3 books from my to-be-reviewed pile and boy, did that feel great!  I love having a book blog, but I do feel the sometimes heavy obligation hanging over me to read the growing pile of review and ARC copies that keep landing on my doorstep.  I'm not complaining!  I love having a blog and sharing in the community and I consider it an honour and a priviledge that authors and publishers send me books to review.  But I DO consider it a "job" of sorts in that way.  They are sending me books in return for my honest opinion and to help get the word out about thier novel.  And for that I am profoundly grateful. 

Tonight we are having our first official meeting for our Family Book Club (and hopefully come up with a "name") to discuss "Three Day Road" by Joseph Boyden.  I am sooo looking forward to my mom, sisters and neice coming over!  We will be having tea and THIS:



Which I will be baking this afternoon.  I have made this pie a few times before and I can say that without a doubt that it is DEADLY.  You can find the recipe for it here:  The Pioneer Woman Scrumptious Pie

You can also read more Sunday Salons here.

5 Blabs:

Diane said...

What a lovely Dracula cover (never saw that one before), and that dessert (yum).

Michele said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your Sunday!!! Pyjama's all the way, Darlin!!!

Have fun tonight.
Love you

CelticLady said...

I have the Dracula book on order from one of my book clubs, but thre one I ordered has a different cover and it is hardback....Looks good

Lisa said...

I think the cover is the French version. I don't think the english version is as beautiful. Let me know what you think of it Celtic Lady! And Diane, the dessert was totally YUM. And very easy to make! And even easier to eat. :)

Carol said...

Hope you enjoyed your Sunday and the pie looks delicious.

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