Nov 9, 2008

The Sunday Salon: Soups On!

Hello Saloners! I hope you’re enjoying a weekend full of great weather and books! This past week I read a book I didn’t count on reading. It was THE GUERNSEY LITERARY and POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. You can read my review here. Last week I participated in MizzB’s Teaser Tuesdays, in which I shared sentences from the book. I received many comments from people who haven’t yet read the book. Apparently my teasers were enticing them into wanting to read it. It’s an interestingly different sort of book that you can get through pretty quickly. I really liked it.

As for today, I’m reading a book I’ve been muddling through for weeks. I have no idea why it’s taking me so long to finish it, especially because I really want to read it. The book is OUT STEALING HORSES by Per Petterson, a Norwegian, who received awards such as Book of the Year in 2007. It’s not a book that you can sail right through. Maybe it’s the translation from Norwegian to English, or simply its the way Petterson writes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book, but just takes time to read. It’s not a huge book either, only 238 pages. Have you read this book? If so, tell me what you thought of it.

I’m planning on getting close to the end by tonight and probably finish it tomorrow. That is if my eyes hold up. Some may know I suffer from a retinal disease and sometimes I have what I call ‘bad eye days’. Today happens to be one and I’m finding it frustrating just to putter around my house without bumping into things that I know perfectly well are there. It’s very tiresome (and at times painful!). I probably shouldn’t be reading too much today and just resting my eyes, but this is the perfect day for me to get caught up. Usually I spend Sunday’s with my honey, but he is off on a bow-hunting trip to Illinois so I have the whole day to myself! Not to mention the week ahead, but I don’t get much reading done during the week with my job and all.
So, I’m off to read for a bit, then I’m going to make some homemade potato soup for supper. One of the reasons this is my favorite time of year is that its Soup Season!! I love soup! Do you have a favorite food for this season? I’ll be checking out the blogs later, so I’ll see you around! Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment and tell me what you’re reading today.


  1. Soup is definitely the best thing once the weather cools off. I think I'll have it for supper tonight myself, but I'm feeling lazy; it's the can for me. Maybe I'll cook up a pot next weekend. Yours sounds delicious!

  2. I love having hearty soups. I have been trying to cook more soups. The most recent one I helped to make and enjoy is a Pumpkin Tomato Soup.

  3. Sorry to read about your eyes. I'm sure that's very frustrating for a reader. I'm a soup lover, too!

  4. Memory - Soup is one of my favorite things to eat! Thanks for stopping by!

    Beastmomma - Yum - Pumpkin Tomato soup sounds great! And very hearty!

    Bermudaonionn - Yes, its very frustrating trying to read when my eyes don't want to cooperate. I take a lot of flack from family about the amount of time I read, but its what I love to do! I just saw one of your soup recipes on your blog a few days ago and copied it! I hope to try it soon!


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