Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sunday Salon - Still dealing with grief

Happy Sunday! It's been awhile since I have posted a Sunday Salon post - years in fact. But, I want to give thanks to Deb at Readerbuzz for hosting the chat. My mom passes away unexpectedly a few months ago, and I started a new job. So, there has been a roller coaster that I call life and I am hoping it slows down sometime soon. 

What I’m watching: We are always looking for things to watch and try to read more when we can focus. But, sometimes during the week we just want to unwind in front of the tv. We have been watching Wentworth and do really enjoy it. We are always open to options, so if you are watching something great, please let me know so I can add it to the list. 

What I’m reading: I just finished The Maid by Nita Prose and started Book of Night by Holly Black thanks to NetGalley. I also have Circe by Madeline Miller to read in hardcopy. I tried to read that one in the past but had to put it down. Just think it might not have been the right time for me so we will see how it goes this time.

New Books to the TBR Pile: Yes, having a daughter that works at B&N is a problem. We went shopping there on Friday and I to the following books:

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (I have read this on NetGalley but wanted to own it)
Circe by Madeline Miller
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Read but wanted to own)
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes (this is a another one that I have ready but wanted to own)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Have you read any of the above books? I'd love to know what your thoughts are on them. 

I also rejoined the Book of the Month Club so have books coming shortly. Will post about those next week.

I haven't been on Netgalley recently so will have to go there and see what else is available. I do have a pretty lengthy list there already but always looking to see what else is out there. 

Hope you all have a great week!


  1. I'm sorry to hear that you have lost your mom. Losing my mom was one of the hardest times in my life. Adjusting to a new job is rough, too.

    We've been watching All Creatures Great and Small on PBS. It's a gentle drama and who doesn't love to see the way vets worked in a beautiful part of England just before WWII?

    I've read and enjoyed Salt to the Sea, Circe, and The Lincoln Highway. I hope you do, too.

    Now that you have returned to blogging this week, I hope you will be back again soon.

  2. So sorry about your mom!

    I have The Maid and will try to get to it soon.

    I hope you have a great week!

    1. By the way, I absolutely love your blog name, especially the tag line :)