The Sunday Salon: When I’m Not Reading

by Kim on March 6, 2011 · 17 comments

The Sunday Salon.com Since I did a couple of musings on reading posts already this week — asking about a perfect reading month and thinking about reading and remembering and forgetting — I think this post is going to be just a little bit random.

I haven’t done much reading this weekend because Boyfriend and I did a Lord of the Rings movie marathon. We did The Fellowship of the Ring on Friday night, then powered through The Two Towers and The Return of the King last night. This was a big deal because I’ve been pretty adamant with him about how much I dislike those movies (don’t shun me!). The first time I watched them I thought they were too long and too confusing — I’ve never read the books, so I just got lost. But this time I actually focused, asked questions, and ended up enjoying them, even if we did stay up until 1:30 in the morning finishing the last one.

I also spent time at the Capitol in Madison at the protests this weekend. I’m not a big protester — I don’t really like to yell or chant and whatnot — but it was interesting to be down there and be part of something. As a quick update from my “I’m Proud of My Wisconsin” post, the “Fab 14″ Democratic senators are still on the run, Scott Walker introduced his biennial budget and still refuses to negotiate, and the Legislature remains mostly at a stand-still. If you want to get a sense of what’s going on, I suggest looking through my friend Mark Richers photostream on Flickr, or following my Delicious links marked WIbudget.

And today… I’m not sure I’ll get to read much either. Boyfriend and I are going to our wine tasting group this afternoon, and I have some blogging and apartment chores to get done before then. If I do get to read, I’ll be diving into The United States of Arugula by David Camp, which is the pick for BookClubSandwich, the online foodie book club I host with Andi (Estella’s Revenge). I gotta get reading — discussion starts on March 14!

How was your reading weekend? Get a lot accomplished?

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