Sunday, 1 August 2010

The Sunday Salon – Month End Catch up….

 

Last week and last month is official over and it couldn't be over fast enough for me. The days were too short, the weather was all over the place and I think I want my kids to go back to school - yup I really do.

Even if as a parent you have been through the teenage years - it still kinda snuck upon you when a younger child hits that phase - it's the eating, it’s the fact they have to have a TV, a mobile phone and probably the radio going at the same time, then there is the fact that they go to bed when the chickens are getting up and wake when the sun has roasted their behinds... AAAggghhhhhh

I am chalking this week up to adjusting and getting to grips with the fact that my boys are growing up and are really young men...

Any how onto other matter..

On Food..

The youngest boy child is doing the cookery summer school and I will either put on a good 10 pounds by the end of the course or die of food poisoning... He takes a sample of everything home for me to try...

Day two I got fried chicken - not bad, I am hoping they do that again sometime later in the course... Nothing taste better than food you don't have to cook yourself, and most importantly the boy child is having fun fun fun.

On Electronics...

My Iliad went belly up a few weeks ago - and I have been reading on my PC or the netbook - Why?  Because the market is inundated with E-readers, I am still looking for that  product that allows me to read the format I want and like and with a price tag that will not have me taking out a loan to finance it...

Any good suggestion - please pass it on...  Amazon Kindle3 is just a tad over £100 - due to be released on the 27th Aug.

On the Home Front

With the weather being so all over the place, the nice sunny days are hit and miss and does not make for great planning..

That does not stop me however from enjoying my backyard - it's hot even with the little rain and I am babying my lavender bushes - too much rain does something odd to them, and my green fingers can only go so far and no further...hhuuup

Go away rain - please come again during the winter months...

On Reading.

I read four books this week and I got so stuck into Dark Horse - Kate Sherwood a 564 page book that took me three days to get through - but it was so worth it.

Sometimes it the simplicity of a book that really grabs me - and this was simplicity at it's best... I am hoping to review it sometime in the coming week..

I do have a few books that I know I will get through this coming week, there the Lisa Marie Rice and Susan Brockmann new releases and on the M/M scene there is Out of the Darkness by Kate Sherwood  the upcoming release from Dreamspinner Press

On Contest

On Friday 06th Aug. I am hosting the last day of the blog tour for Jenna Byrnes and Jude Mason upcoming release Alex’s Appeal, The third book in the Kindred Spirit series of books. I am reading it now and it's so good..

On Monday I will be posting my August "Rest Of The World" giveaway - I did get some books over the last few weeks that I don't read - so a good bunch of book are in the pile.

Make sure you check back to see what's on offer.

 

That’s it for this week – hope July treated you well and wishing you all the best for the month of August and beyond…

Enjoy the weeks peeps…

Until next week – cheers


From  site –

What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....
That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book.

16 Speak To Me:

gautami tripathy on 1 August 2010 at 02:00 said...

Have a great reading day today and a great August!

Here is my post: TSS: What Books I Read in July

Chris on 1 August 2010 at 02:04 said...

Here's hoping August is more gentle to you than was July!

I'll keep an eye out for ereader deals. What I'd like is for some of the Hanlins/Astak EZReaders to drop in price - I really like mine.

Lily on 1 August 2010 at 03:53 said...

July was a very tough month for me as well. Hopefully we'll both do better in August.

Have fun in the garden and enjoy the boy child's cooking.

Kerrie on 1 August 2010 at 05:32 said...

I love my Kindle2 EH. Kindle3 sound very good but won't be available till later this month

Houston A.W. Knight on 1 August 2010 at 07:55 said...

Hey honey!

I loved this post...Seems kids have become natural vampires across the world...live by night & sleep by day...the boy across the street and down the street both do the same thing...just so you know you're not alone.

You made me laugh at the telling of your summer...I hope August is a good month for you...here in the tropic's it'll be a humid, hot and wet one I'm sure....Hate August! And there are always hurricans that come to play with us ...fun huh.

Hugs
Hawk

Rikki on 1 August 2010 at 08:25 said...

I recommend the Sony E-Reader, preferably the old one, not the newer models. It should be available for little now and is reliable, no frills, not fancy, but does the trick.
Happy Sunday!

Leontine on 1 August 2010 at 09:52 said...

Your boy child cooks for you? Can I say "aawwwhhh, that's soooo sweet" but I hear you on the extra pound LOL

Now Dark Horse - Kate Sherwood is a title I need to google because, if the mood fits, I love to read these extensive stories :) I'm currently so in lurv with Vadim & Dan (Marquesate & Vashtan's Special Forces series) which is also a page challenging read :)

Since we are divided by just a small pond I'm with ya on the weather, either monsoon rainfall or sunshine summer warm...it = humid weather *blech*

I hope August will have it all for you EH :D

Erotic Horizon on 1 August 2010 at 18:30 said...

@GT

Thanks hon - I did have a great reading day - two really sweet read..

Wishing you a wonderful August as well..

:)

Erotic Horizon on 1 August 2010 at 18:31 said...

@Chris..

I could do with a gentle month for once... I hope August will be that month..


Yes please - I need all the rec I can get on that ereader...

Thanks hon..

E.h>

Erotic Horizon on 1 August 2010 at 18:33 said...

@Lily..

AAhhh my girl - I feel your pain... Put your feet up and get a cup of tea..

That should help...

The garden is probably the best part of my month and the boy child is having fun - so I am thankful..

:)

Erotic Horizon on 1 August 2010 at 18:35 said...

@Kerrie.
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I know alot of people have raved about the Kindle - but I had issues with the format that they use... however this one looks to be able to accept pdf file without too much hassle..

I have to do a bit more investigating - but thank you ...

Happy week hon..

:)

Erotic Horizon on 1 August 2010 at 18:38 said...

@Hawk...

just so you know you're not alone.

So the vampires are on that side of the pond as well... Us parents have some strange kids...

You remind me of one of the reason I am glad I dont live on that side anymore - The hurricane season...

Keep your fingers cross that you guys get a hurricane free year this year..

:)

Erotic Horizon on 1 August 2010 at 18:40 said...

@Rikki..

I have heard really good things about the Sony - and they really make it simply to just read your books..

It's sale time now in the shops - I will start checking some of those prices..

thanks hon..

:)

Erotic Horizon on 1 August 2010 at 18:43 said...

@Leontine...

Yes the boy child can hold his own in the kitchen - I am quite pleased with him actually...

Now if only the older one could boil water - then my cup would overflow.... LOL


Dark Horse - was such a surprise - but a good one..

You will like.....

Bloody miserable weather we are having - but what can we do hon.. Keep dry..

:)

Eyre on 2 August 2010 at 01:45 said...

It's great that your son is enjoying cooking. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you don't get poisoned; however, moms have strong stomachs. I don't know how mine own mother survived my preteen/teen cooking exploits.

Erotic Horizon on 2 August 2010 at 10:02 said...

@Eyre..

You make me laugh with that comment..

My mom always say dogs and pigs have lead lined stomach - good to know moms have now join the ranks of indestructable food taster...

I am sure your mom treasure every memories - even if her stomach will never forgive you...

Happy week hon..

:)