THE SUNDAY SALON — SEPT. 11

Welcome to another Sunday Salon.

Today is the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and all around will be various commemorative events.    I haven’t done anything in particular to remember, except to reflect on the good things in life that we still get to enjoy.

But I do recall what I was doing when I learned about it….It had been a quiet, ordinary Tuesday, except that my son was visiting from Europe and was creating a “beer garden” out back.  I was laughing and enjoying that—then I went to pick up the mail, and along the way, heard the news on the radio—and then everything changed.

I do recall reading a novel afterwards in which the fictionalized characters were dealing with the aftermath.  In one of them, The Usual Rules, by Joyce Maynard, a young girl’s life is forever changed by her mother’s death in the WTC.

Throughout the week, I’ve done my usual blogging and reading.  In case you missed them, here are some of my non-meme blog posts.

MOMENTS THAT DEFINE US

9/7 CHECK-IN POST-ROW 80

ENTANGLED IN THE WEB

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Earlier today, I took Sparky, my Kindle, and sat at an outdoor cafe to enjoy lunch and reading.

Here are the tables before I sat down to read and eat….

Finished reading these books….

Books Read and Reviewed-Click Titles for Reviews:

1.  Darkness, My Old Friend, by Lisa Unger

2.  The Rasner Effect, by Mark Rosendorf

3.  Alison Wonderland, by Helen Smith

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I read a little more on The Handmaid’s Tale, (a reread), by Margaret Atwood.

For the rest of Sunday, I plan to start reading this one….

The Leftovers, by Tom Perrotta….

I’ll also be hanging out with my grandson Noah….What are the rest of you planning?

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