The Sunday Salon

We’ve had about three inches of rain the previous two days. Today it is clear and sunny and a pleasant 54. The week will be warmer than I’d like, but on Friday November 11 and strong cold front arrives.

Today I am doing a mix of house chores, reading, preparing for choir tomorrow (because I missed choir practice Wednesday night), blogging, and a quick trip to the grocery store.

I’m still fighting this sinus allergy thing. I don’t have Covid. I don’t have a cold. I do think that I’m slowly getting better.

Read any good books? Tell us about them.

I began reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott last night. This is the first time to read this story. I’ve seen a few film adaptions of the story, but this is the first time to read it.

It is a Penguin Classic. The story was originally written in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. The stories were merged into one volume plus they were revised for a new edition in 1880.

The text I am reading reproduces the original 1868-69 editions.

I’ve been motivated to read Little Women after reading my friend and fellow blogger’s review of Marmee by Sarah Miller. The link is to Becky’ review. Becky and I often talk about our feelings on books, an author, or other book matters.

I’m seeing a trend of books that are linked to a book previously written. Other characters that now have a spotlight in a story. For example, Elizabeth Bennett’s sister Mary who has been cast in multiple historical fiction books or Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy.

When I am reading a story, I sometimes wonder how a secondary character in the story would develop as a main character. I have remarked in reviews that a secondary character is more interesting than the main character.

How do you feel about this trend in developing a new story of a secondary character from previous works?

Do you sometimes wonder when you are reading a book that a secondary character would be better as a main character?

Enjoy the weekend!

The Sunday Salon is hosted by Readerbuzz.


16 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon

  1. Hmmm. I’ve not thought about a secondary character moving into the spotlight. Your examples are of classic stories – maybe as a way to update and find a new way into the story? Do you find it in contemporary fiction too? Interesting question. Hope you find time to read a good book this week.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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  2. Hope you are feeling completely better soon.

    I am not a fan of cool weather, but we are supposed to get some rain starting in about 24 hours, and I’m excited and hope we get some. I enjoy a little rain now and then.

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  3. Little Women was my favorite book when I was 9 or 10 years old, and I read it over and over. Not that long ago when I reread it, I felt as if I remembered every detail.

    best… mae at

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  4. It has been warm and dry this fall here on the Texas Gulf Coast. We missed having a hurricane this summer (good news) but we also missed having a drenching rain (bad news).

    I always look to see what other bloggers are recommending, especially the books they love or have loved. Little Women is a book I didn’t read until a few years ago. I saw a recommendation for it from a blogger I follow. I love it, too.

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    • I was born and raised in Houston area. We still have family who live in the Gulf Coast area/Houston area. I’m glad there wasn’t a hurricane either.
      I started a book last night that I am enjoying. Light to the Hills by Bonnie Blaylock. It is a story about a woman who delivers books to the rural people in Kentucky. This is during The Great Depression years.


  5. Yeah the sinus thing is weird. I don’t have a fever and I am not sneezing like I do with a cold. It seems to be getting better but last night I was up coughing and could not get it to stop and I felt like it was drainage because it was worse when I laid down. I finally used some essential oil with eucalyptus and peppermint and it helped to stop it.

    I do wonder about secondary characters and what their stories are.

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