The Sunday Salon #42: House and Home 
Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 9:49PM

The Sunday

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.

I have a confession to make.  While I have been reading Eva Luna by Isabel Allende on the commuter rail and while in various lines, I have also been reading House and Home by Kathleen McCleary.   House and Home is the book that I have on my night stand.  I read it before getting out of bed in the morning and sometimes before falling asleep.  It is a good book for helping me get out of bed and for helping to put the day behind me.  Since I am trying to set up a new house and hope to have a long marriage with my Partner that is filled with momentous occasions, I am taking special interest in the main character's attachment to her house.  I love all of the details of setting up house and running a new business as much as I am enjoying the interaction between the characters. 

Today, we hosted our first dinner guests.  Even though we have only been in our house for three weeks, I find myself getting attached to the place.  When it is time for us to move, I wonder which memories I am going to carry with me.   On a slightly different note, I am awed with the main character's ability to decorate.  Specifically, she seems to have super powers at picking out colors.  Partner and I are trying to figure out the right shade of blue for our bedroom.  If anyone has any advice on how to not pick the wrong color, it would be greatly appreciated!!

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