Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Salon... Snow day again...

from this 
to this in 90 min. 

Sunday Salon finds me looking out the window in a earnest attempt to participate in the Global Backyard Bird Count.  Not a single bird, it's so cold... maybe tomorrow? 
I finished Fatherland, Robert Harris this week, and remember how I said I was thinking of not voting ever again, no way, VOTE, make your voice heard or else... Fatherland was a wild ride, historical fiction of sorts, very unsettling, and to my surprise a quite believable storyline.  It's a murder mystery, set in post WWII (almost current time) Germany, the Nazi's were victorious in the WWII, Hitler is alive and celebrating his 75th birthday.  It's quite a scenario. Corruption, bribery, propaganda, and love all rolled into one.  Money and selfishness is also prime. Next up is Among Others, Jo Walton, Winner of the Nebula Award.  I'm not very far into it, it seems pretty good, this was a gift from my youngest son (the author) he thought I should read it.  Sometimes when it's his turn to pick up library books he's having to hide the titles, just in case someone thinks he's reading Maeve Binchy or something. He takes a not see through bag to carry these things home in. I on the other hand must look pretty out of mind when I'm picking up his anime movies.  Tomorrow is family day here in Ontario, I'm making a turkey dinner, I may be the only one eating it, but I just need some cranberry sauce, and mushroom gravy, and stuffing.  I'll be thinking of creative leftover ideas.  Turkey pot pie, turkey wraps, don't really like turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, hot turkey sandwiches... stir fry turkey... maybe I'll freeze a serving of turkey or two. 

Fatherland was a recommendation by Margaret at Books Please,  thanks Margaret.

9 comments:

Carrie K. said...

I've heard of Harris's alternate history novels, but haven't tried one yet. Fatherland sounds intriguing. I've had Among Others on my to-read list for ages - not enough time to get to all the books!

Erica (Irene) said...

Happy Family Day Irene....I also haven't seen any birds in my backyard for a few weeks already. I sometimes wonder where are they...??? I usually have lots in the backyard in the trees and plus I feed them....But all I see is the village of squirrels running around. I know when spring comes I'm in trouble with them squirrels, they get nasty of you don't feed them daily. I've gone through this before.But they are sooo cute. In the summer we have lots of big old Crabapple trees and they pick up the apples that fall and less work clean up for us.

Book looks like a good read....

Jenny the Pirate said...

Well wowza, dear Irene, when do we eat? The mental picture of you and your son picking up one another's reading and entertainment materials and having to figure out a way to fly under the radar is hysterical. Speaking of flying, it has to be pretty cold if you can't find a single bird in the yard. It was cold here over the weekend too. At one point we had simultaneous rain, sunshine, a rainbow, and ice pellets lying on the ground. It was wild. Happy Monday.

Annie said...

Well, the birds were in my backyard, sheltering out of the rain!

The book sounds interesting, and yes, fun having to collect each others entertainment!

So does this mean that your laptop is fixed yet?

Trish said...

OMG in 90 minutes?? I can't imagine. We did have a snowfall on Christmas day which was pretty special but nothing since then (that I can remember).

I bet chopped turkey would freeze nicely. I've never tried but I do freeze cooked chicken and then toss it into casseroles later.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I'm so glad you liked Fatherland!

I was wondering whether to get Among Others, so I'll be interested to know what you think of it when you've finished it.

Hope the Family Day was good!

Vicki said...

I love making a huge turkey for Thanksgiving and then eating turkey sandwiches for a week!!

bermudaonion said...

Ugh! We had snow last weekend but it started melting almost as soon as it stopped falling.

Jenners said...

Wow … it must have snowed hard in that 90 minutes!

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