Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday Salon Go Team!!!! Summer Olympics 2008

Hi Sunday Saloners,

What a busy week its been for me. Doctors, dentists, vets and classroom prep.(NOT) No, I'm not going to do any classroom work for at least another week. Famous last words. The Olympics just served as a reminder that the start of school is fast approaching. It's a little shorter for me by one week this year because I'm taking a grad course in African American History. I'm very excited about the course and the program. The reading requirement is intensive so I might be blogging about some of the fiction and maybe non-fiction during that time. One book we are reading is Strange Fruit, a book that was required reading for me in high school. It should be interesting to read it again after so many years and a new perspective.

I finished the Southern Challenge this week and I have three reviews, one from last week and two new ones this week.


Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Outside Child by Alice Wilson-Fried
Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

I'm finishing up The Glimmer Palace, The Winds of Tara, The Heretic's Daughter and Alive in Necropolis. I'm reading them all at once so I'm half finished. Hope everyone enjoys some of the Olympic Games. Wasn't the opening ceremony over the top?
Enjoy your week everyone. Wisteria

10 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I've been watching a little of the Olympic games tonight while I catch up on my blog hopping.

I look forward to your thoughts about your grad course and what you will be reading.

Congratulations on finishing the Southern Reading Challenge.

Have a great week!

____Maggie said...

Again Congrats!!! I would love your reading list for the AAH class! Want to make sure we carry these books and possibly read some, too! :D

wisteria said...

Thanks L-feline and __maggie for making me smile.

I will post my list of books tomorrow or Monday. I have a stack so I'll post them for you. Since the course is concentrated, there will probably be a lot of supplementary handouts from the two professors. Talk later... Wisteria

Table Talk said...

I would love to find a class like that to do, especially if it means getting together with other readers to discuss the books once you've read them. Is there anything nicer than the company of other readers who can share your enthusiasm?

J. Kaye Oldner said...

I don't see your email and don't have it. Do you have mine?

About your summer vacation, can you believe how quickly it's passed by?

wisteria said...

I have yours....I'll email you.
No, I can't believe how fast it flew by. Even though it is 10 weeks..it really isn't when you count prep work. I'm NOT complaining. No whining from me....really.

____Maggie said...

Thanks for entering the mule contest and good luck! :D

Marie said...

You sound busy! The class sounds very interesting; I'll be looking forward to hearing more about what you're doing. :-)

Ruth said...

The AAH class sounds interesting. I don't know nearly as much about it as I'd like to, so I'm looking forward to seeing your list of required reading for the course.

naida said...

Hi, enjoy your reading. The AAH class does sounds interesting!

I'm enjoying watching the Olympics :)

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