Sunday Salon: Festivous

The Sunday
swf_logoTomorrow is officially the first day of winter for the eastern part of Australia. It’s been getting cold for the past few weeks. Inside my house is so cold my teeth hurt. I hate this house on winter. Sometimes I think it’s colder inside than outside. It’s cold inside when it’s cold outside and it’s hot inside when it’s hot outside. What kind of house is that!? Graa.

If you have dropped by here this week, you’d know that I went to Sydney Writers’ Festival last weekend (and missed last Sunday Salon too!). I wrote a (not-so) quick summary of my time in three parts. So if you haven’t, check them out! They came with pictures :)
Part 1
Part 2Part 3

I also found heaps of books to be added into my mental TBR list. I just thought of another book to add to that list. David Ebershoff attended the Festival too (though I knew it too late to add him to my schedule) and I got interested in his first book, The Danish Girl, about the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery. His latest book, The 19th Wife was widely reviewed on book blogs, but somehow I’m just not that interested. Perhaps because I’ve read Escape by Carolyn Jessop which tells the true account of FLDS and polygamy. So going to fiction after reading a non-fiction on the same issue just doesn’t cut it for me.

This week I’m still going along with three books: Burnt Shadows, Purple Hibiscus, and Disgrace (not counting graphic novels since they’re so quick to read I don’t have a chance to get stuck). I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I’m just going very slow right now. Crawling. I don’t think it’s the books. I think it’s me. Anyhoo, I’m hoping for a better week next week.

There’s an award that I haven’t acknowledged. It’s Lovely Award from my loyal visitor Suko :). Thank you Suko! *hug* You have such a lovely blog too <3


How was your week? Hope everybody had a good one!

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: Festivous”

  1. Thank you, Mee. It’s good to see you’ve “picked up” your Lovely Award.
    Enjoy your new goodies. I mean the new books, of course.

  2. Oh, your house sounds just like mine! It’s never the right temperature at the right time. The Writer’s Festival sounds great. I missed the one we had out here a few months ago. Have a great week.

  3. Wendy: Yea it was fun!

    susan: I’ll have to finish the book first to fully draw an opinion, but so far I like her writing style.

    Suko: Sure thing. Thanks Suko!

    Vasilly: Yup difficult house to live in! This is the Writers’ Festival that I went to, so I guess I’ve missed a lot! :)

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