Sunday Salon: Night Post

Posted 31 January, 2016 by April @ The Steadfast Reader in memes, musings


Time // 8:38 PM EDT

Feeling // Injured. I tore the shit out of something in my knee last night. Probably something to do with three inch heels at The Girl’s ‘Winter Ball’. It was a fundraiser for the school — the new school, not the beastly place she was in. (Yep, gonna keep on linking that until half the world has seen it…) I also seem to be brewing a headache.

Planning // BEA is coming up. Deciding what to do about that. I should be able to spare three days in May, depending on whether or not it falls during a trial calendar.

Reading // Bats of the Republic. Guys, it’s not only a compelling story told in a new way, it’s a beautiful looking book. I love the way Tournament of Books introduces me to books that I wouldn’t have otherwise have picked up.

Watching // Broadchurch, finished the first season and the first few episodes of the second season. I love how it’s revealing the differences between the British and American justice systems. Makes me think I should read more about it. The Children Act was good for that, but I’d like to learn more.

Okay, enough for now, Readers. How was your week?

April @ The Steadfast Reader


  • I SO wish I could go to BEA this year… esp since it’s SO close to home. Oh well, I’ll be elbow deep in baby poop and spit-up… but OBVIOUSLY could not be more excited for that 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • I had so much fun reading Bats of the Republic… those sketches are gorgeous too. I’m missing out on BEA this year too, can’t seem to budget it in after buying the house this year. Next year though! Armchair BEA will be looking for onsite coordinator though – free entry (media pass) and you can interview some cool authors? I’m sad I’ll miss out working with Candlewick this year since I love them so much. Let me know if you might be interested in that.

    • I just finished Bats of the Republic… amazing, but I’m still trying to process that ending. Email me with what might be involved in the onsite coordinator position if you’re serious — I might be interested. 🙂

  • Oh, I wanted to love Bats more than I did! I completely agree that it’s a physically stunning book, but the story itself felt too full for me. Still, I’m glad to have my own copy to drool over. 😉

  • I’ve recently heard good things about The Children Act from my mom and I’d like to pick it up. It seems like a very interesting topic. I hope your knee feels better soon!