The sparse Sunday SalonĀ 

I don’t know why, but for some reason, this year I am reading mostly towards the end of each month. As a result, my posts on The Sunday Salon are sparse on what I am reading at that moment and often are looking ahead to what I might be reading next. Or are heavy on what we’re watching.

On that note, this week I didn’t read a single book, and my wife and I binge-watched two shows: Stranger Things 2 and Broadchurch, Season 3. Both were very good. I especially enjoyed Broadchurch after what I thought was a disappointing second season, and it was good to see it end so well in its final season. Stranger Things 2, meanwhile, only got better in its second season.

I also went and saw the new Thor movie by myself because Kim wasn’t interested, because she thought it looked too silly. It was very silly, but it was a good popcorn movie. 

As for what I am reading next, I am continuing to read the Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout. I am up to the seventh in the series, Over My Dead Body. Later in the month, I am planning on participating in the Thankfully Reading Weekend for Thanksgiving Weekend. I am thinking of starting a reread of The Lord of the Rings, which I haven’t read in years. As a teen, I read it several times and I think it is long overdue for a reread. I only found out recently that it was available on Amazon Prime Reading so I won’t have to try to hold up the one-volume print edition to read it.

So how about you? Does your reading go up and down during each month? What are you reading, watching, or listening to good lately?