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The Sunday Salon.com


Sunday is the one day of the week that I try not to blog, not to read other blogs, nor even, if I can help it, look at a computer. So, The Sunday Salon is absolutely not for me ... but it is a nice idea:


Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people --students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....

That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book.

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