Jun 042022

High is expected to be 92°, low is expected to be 68°

Current Books…
Audio: The Puma Years: A Memoir by Laura Coleman
Kindle: The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe Siple
Print: Love Story by Erich Segal

Review(s) Coming Up…
The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons

The Cokeville Miracle: 2015
The Weekend Away: 2022

In The Kitchen…
I bought this a few days ago and I love it!

Today’s To Do List…
Not working so maybe go for a ride and out to eat, maybe stay home and relax

Looking forward to…
Going to see Where The Crawdads Sing with my daughter as soon as it’s showing near us

Question Of The Week…
What’s your favorite movie based on a book?

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15

From the camera…

This was taken a few weeks ago when my daughter and I went to Homosassa Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, Florida. It’s a refuge for wildlife that have been injured and/or raised by humans and are unable to survive in the wild on their own.

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  33 Responses to “Sunday Salon: 6/5/22”

  1. Oooh, I like that egg frying pan! I may have to get one of those for our RV.

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think of Where the Crawdads Sing. I rarely like movies created from books that I’ve read.

    • It’s quick and easy when you want a simple breakfast muffin. I like that it makes the egg just the right size for one. I also bought the Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker which is good for if you want one with more ingredients.

      I always like the book better, mainly because some things are cut out of the movie because of time. But I have 2 favorite book/movie combos. The first is The Notebook by Sparks, and the second is The Choice also by Nicolas Sparks. I LOVED both books and both movies.

      I’m so excited to see WTCS!

  2. I have The Five Wishes on my TBR and actually purchased a used copy of it. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. I enjoyed the book, Where the Crawdads Sing, but not sure I’ll se the movie. Movies from books so often disappoint.

  3. I love the egg frying pan! I always hate cooking breakfast because everything has to be ready at the same time but that looks like the perfect solution. The only movie I can think of that I like better than the book is Mary Poppins. I love the original movie but am not a big fan of the book. Have a wonderful week!

  4. I have The Puma years on my kindle, but haven’t got around to reading it.

    My favorite movie based on a book …. Oh there are a lot!! But The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a sure favorite. Book and movie.

    Hope you will have a good week and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

  5. Looks like you saw some interesting animals at the park! For the life of me I can’t come up with a movie based on a book that I loved. Enjoy using the pan – neat idea.

    • Some were really sad to see because they were hurt, but I enjoyed the park very much. Even got to take 2 boat rides!

      I really like the pan!

  6. I didn’t realize Where the Crawdads Sing was being turned into a movie. I have it on my TBR and need to read it. Have a great week.

  7. I like that new kitchen device you purchased, that’s slick!! Also the photos from Homosassa refuge.

    • I bought a another breakfast sandwich maker that makes 2 sandwiches at a time with more ingredients, you can see the link in the first to comments if you want to check it out.

      I’m a huge animal lover so I had a great time. I was sad though for what the animals had been through before the were brought to the park.

  8. Nice bears! It’s good to see natural stuff in Florida. We like the National Wildlife Refuges that we have seen.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  9. That Egg Frying Pan is clever and I’m tempted but I just bought myself a Sauté Pan as a multi-purpose frypan/saucepan as my pots were getting quite old.
    I think probably my favourite movie based on a book is Pride & Prejudice starring Keira Knightly, but also The Wizard of Oz 🙂

    Wishing you a great reading week

    • Oh me, don’t get me started on The Wizard Of Oz! The original Wizard of Oz and Cinderella were on every year when I was growing up and I watched them both every year. I even bought the movies so I could watch them whenever I want. I can’t even begin to calculate how many times I’ve seen them. I also watch Michael and Twister a lot.

  10. I’m a bit envious of your 92 degree high. We are barely making it to 70 today. I don’t want to complain too much, but it is a little chilly for my liking.

    I look forward to your thoughts on The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett.

    I have enjoyed plenty of movies based on books, but usually enjoy the book more. I guess my favorite is probably the Lord of the Rings movies.

    Have a great weekend!

    • It gets so hot where I live in Florida and then when the humidity is high it’s like walking into a sauna when you go outside. My glasses even fog up. I’m not a big fan of it.

      I’ve never seen the Lord of the Rings movies.

      Thanks, I hope you have a great week too!

  11. Our book club just added Where the Crawdads Sing to our book list for this year. It is great to hear that there will be a movie made from the book.

    I’m curious to know more about The Puma Years.

    And I’ve never heard of that egg cooker. It looks like you can make pancakes in it, too.

    • I loved the book Where The Crawdads Sing so I’m expecting to love the movie too!

      I just started The Puma Years. Not sure about it yet.

      You might be able to make mini pancakes in it. I just ordered some from Kroger to try and will get them tomorrow 🙂

  12. Mr. Murray McBride and Eudora Honeysett sound like similar books! Are they and which do you lie better?

    Puma Years sounds good.

    Added Cokeville Miracle movie to my TBW list. I’d never heard of that incident before!

    Two favorite movies based on books come to mind:
    The Wall (2012) Martina Gedeck
    Half a Yellow Sun (2013) Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandiwe Newton

    Also, I didn’t know that Thandie Newton recently changed the spelling of her name to the original Thandiwe. “I’m claiming what’s mine” she said. Good for her!

    Awww look at dat roly poly bear!

    • The Mr. Murray McBride and Eudora Honeysett books are by different authors and have no connection. I loved Eudora Honeysett but have barely started Murry McBride so I can’t compare them yet, sorry!

      I think The Puma Years is going to be a DNF for me. My audio has many of the first words of the sentences missing and it’s driving me crazy. I’ve had a few audible books do that and it’s very annoying!

      I haven’t seen The Wall or Half A Yellow Sun.

  13. Hi Vicki, looks like you had a good reading week. I loved Love Story (book and movie). I know I’m aging myself here LOL. The first movie I ever saw in a big time cine-plex was in 1969 – Camelot! My favorite Books to Movies – was Bridges of Madison County and Misery. Both of those I’ve seem a dozen times I’m sure! Have a great week.

    • My mom took me and my brother to see Love Story at the theater when it was released. We loved it, he wasn’t a fan

      I’ve bought a few hardcopy copies of Love Story and one copy of Oliver’s Story. I loved the movie Love Story and the book. I didn’t like the book or movie of Oliver’s Story. I couldn’t see him with Marcie Bonwit. I didn’t think Candice Bergen fit the part. Maybe it was because I loved Ali MacGraw so much.

  14. The Puma Years was a very interesting read, a free World Book 2022 pick this year.

    • I’m not going to finish it, my copy of the audio from Audible is missing the first word in almost every sentence and it’s driving me nuts.

  15. Your low is the same as our high temp and I am wilting! Looking forward to it being a few degrees cooler tomorrow! We read the book you recently reviewed–Funny Farm. We both really liked it!

    • I always seem to want warmer temps in the winter and cooler temps in the summer 🙂

      I loved Funny Farm too, I’m a huge animal lover!

  16. The bear and bird seem peaceful together.

    • My daughter and I watched them for quite a while. The bear was sitting and rolling around, playing with a stick and the bird was following him around the tree so he could keep watching him. So cute!

  17. I’ll be interested to see what you think of Crawdads; I always worry I won’t like the movie because it isn’t the book 🙂 The only book(s) whose movies I enjoy are the Harry Potter series.

    • My son, his wife, and their (grown) kids LOVE Harry Potter! They own the whole series (books and movies) and have read all the books and watched all the movies multiple times each!

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