The Sunday Salon #50: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 11:24PM
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The Sunday Salon.com

I am very slow with completing books as I adjusted to married life in the New England area. I thought it would be fun to track my reading progress each week. The Sunday Salon is  an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience. To learn more or to join, click on the picture above.

Purse Book

I finished both of my internships this week and during the commute I spent a lot of time contemplating, daydreaming, people watching, and napping.  One other thing which made the week challenging was the weather.  Temperatures dipped into the twenties and I could not seem to get warm.  In between all of that excitement, I read more of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.   The book club meeting for which I started the book took place almost two weeks ago; I have been slow with finishing the book because I want to take the time to fully understand the passages.  For the most part the chapters are short, but they are jam packed with plot information and culture references which are easy to miss if you read too fast.   Of all the relationships which have developed so far, my favorite is the one between the brother and sister.  I am looking forward to (hopefully) finishing the book before the end of the year.

Nightstand Book

My brain needed a bit of a break, so I have the latest issue of Real Simple magazine on my nightstand.  It has been nice to do some *light reading* after the stress of transition out of internships.  Plus, I am excited and incredibly nervous about starting my bar exam preparation.  Therefore, my ability to concentrate on books has decreased.

Other Book Related Happenings

I finally started to catch up on my reviews! Since my last Sunday Salon post, I wrote three reviews.  Two for books I really adored and one for a book that I barely tolerated.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Bel Canto were fabulous! That Old Cape Magic was just okay. Before my exam prep class begins, I hope to be finished with reviews for the year!

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