Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Sunday Salon - Happy Day! - November 21, 2010

Today I was lamenting, again, my lack of cable.  It has been a long time since i've had it but lately, I've been missing it.  It must be the weather.  Driving home from work in the dark makes you want to lie down.  Now, I get a lot of my TV fix from Hulu but my laptop does not have a suitable hookup.  I've loved having Netflix on my Wii and tried getting Hulu on the Opera browsing but, no go.  And then,

::Cue heavenly music, clouds parting, sun shining brightly::

I found playon tv.  I am able to have Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, Hulu, CBS, NBC, the CW, etc.  running through my Wii! I love it! I can watch it on the big screen.  No, the quality is not the best but that is a function of my extremely old television and the Wii connection, plus ATT.  I'm sure if you have a better system, like PS3, your viewing experience would be even more amazing.  Now, there is a cost.  I'm doing a two-week trial and I will decide if I want to pay $20 for a year or $60 for life (sale until 11/30).  It's cheaper than cable but you do need to find and load some plugins on your computer.  For now though, it's awesome!

Reading Update
I've read 5 of the books on my Mock Newbery list since last week which is good.  I've only reviewed one of them - it was so moving I had to write something, but that's not enough.  I hope to get through six this week and review 3 of them. 

  1. Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
  2. Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
  3. Scumble by Ingrid Law
  4. Pegasus by Robin McKinley
  5. What Happened on Fox Street by Tricia Springstubb
  6. Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O'Connor
This should leave me some leeway for other reads too!  I have one more on my Mock Printz list to read so that might make it's way on the list.. Only three days of work this week!

What are you reading or watching this week?

1 comment:

  1. It is kind of "nestle by the fire" season, so TV is more enticing. You've got quite a nice list going here.


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