Sunday, February 6, 2011
The Sunday Salon: Here We Go ...
It's Super Bowl weekend here in the States, and for many, this is a national holiday. Alas, not so much for us Philadelphia Eagles fans. (That's why we had to create the absolutely disgusting and abhorrent on so many 700 levels Wing Bowl, which is another post altogether ... like this one I wrote about it in 2009)
The Super Bowl is usually a non-event for us folks around here, given the fact that our Eagles have only been to two Super Bowls (1981 and 2005) and come up short each time. And given the shenanigans that the Eagles brass have been putting us through lately, I don't expect that to change anytime soon.
Anyway, given our family's upcoming move to Pittsburgh, hopefully our luck will change in that regard. Needless to say, I am rooting for the Steelers today.
Jenn from Jenn's Bookshelves is hosting The Big Game's On Read-a-Thon. It's currently underway and it's probably not too late to join in the fun. It's very low-key, which is exactly what I need since I've been battling a little stomach bug this weekend. I wasn't going to participate, but I'm feeling a little better today than yesterday. Besides, the likelihood was pretty good that I'd be reading and rooting for the Steelers at the same time. (Given my under-the-weather predicament today, this Salon post is doing double-duty as my official kick off post.)
Chunkster Challenge!) I'm only on page 70, but so far I'm enjoying it. I loved The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, and this one mirrors Jerome Charyn's novel in many ways. Folks who have read Secret Life would definitely appreciate this one too, I think. So far, it's a lot of biographical background material (which reads very well and is entertaining) but it promises to go much more detail about the feud that erupted within the Dickinson family, particularly in regards to Emily's poetry. It's kind of fascinating.
Families. Gotta love them, eh?
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