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Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Sunday Salon: So Edjamucated

I feel so edjumacated lately. I normally don't read much nonfiction, but I just finished Guns, Germs and Steel and actually liked it. I finished a business book (Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done) and liked it. Earlier this summer I read a book about the nature of evil and mostly liked it (The Lucifer Effect). Thank goodness for nonfic challenges to get me motivated.

My weekend has flown by. How 'bout yours? This weekend, in MN we had this insane cool weather (down to the 50s). Despite rumors that we have arctic weather year round, it isn't usually until mid or late September that we are supposed to have such cold weather. I've been out and about, visiting family, going to our city's annual festival, talking the dog for a walk. This week, I'm looking forward to a shortened workweek. Then I'm going to spend some time at the State Fair and the Renaissance Festival. OMG. I really can't wait until Friday.


Chris said...

I LOVE renaissance festivals!! Have you ever been to the ginormous one in Texas?? It's awesome!! I would kill for your cold weather by the way. It's back to being hot and muggy here :(

Literary Feline said...

Sounds like you're on a nonfiction tear. :-) I don't read a lot of nonfiction, but what I do read, I tend to enjoy. The most recent one I read was Chemical Cowboys which I ended up liking more than I thought I would at first.

The weekend has gone by fast, I agree. Care to share some of that cool weather with me? The high the last several days here was 107. I've been staying indoors mostly.

Enjoy the shortened week!

Lezlie said...

Guns, Germs and Steel is an awesome book! You have every reason to feel edjumacated after that one. :-)

We were out on Lake Minnetonka all day yesterday. Chilly!! But loads of fun, because most people stayed home. There were even tables at Maynard's available for immediate dinner seating. *That's* not normal for an August Saturday evening!


Eva said...

We're still having hot weather here (it gets cool at night though). :/ And silly Coloradans don't build houses with AC!!! I'm totally ready for fall.

mariel said...

Have fun at the renaissance festival! Went to two of them myself this weekend, loved it!

Alice Teh said...

I love EXECUTION when I read it two years ago. Here's wishing you a good week ahead! :)

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I haven't gotten to go to the State Fair or Ren Fest for a few years now, usually because school starts too early and I'm gone already. Those are two things about MN I miss a lot. I hope you have/had fun!