Good morning, blogging world! It’s time for The Sunday Salon, where we get to gather around and commemorate the week’s reading, blogging, and life.
First of all, I was TIRED last night and went to bed very early. I had read a lot yesterday, even though I didn’t participate in the Read-A-Thon; but I had driven to a town about an hour-an-a-half away to attend a baby shower. Fun! Hadn’t done that in awhile.
Driving home, I kept thinking: when will I get there! I just wanted to curl up and finish the book I’d started, check out my computer (I think it misses me when I’m gone! LOL), and then curl up in bed.
Which I did.
Today I’d like to start off by sharing an old photo I found and posted for my Saturday Snapshot yesterday. It’s one from the memory books, circa 1969: me and my two oldest kiddies at Christmas. I’d forgotten about how empty that room was, except for the tree, and we’d actually lived in the house for awhile. But it had a lot of rooms to fill up!
Both of those boys are grown-ups, of course, and the oldest one is the Berlin Photographer, whose photos I show every now and then.
Okay, now that I’ve tripped down memory lane, let’s talk about the more recent past: last week.
I started Round Two, of the ROW 80 Writing Challenge, in which my goals are to edit Interior Designs and finish and edit Defining Moments.
I’ve worked on these projects for almost two hours this week, which isn’t much, but I know how I’m distracted by blogging, reading, etc., so I’m trying to keep it real with my goals.
That said, let’s look at my reading week:
Books Read and Reviewed-Click Titles for Reviews:
1. Mothers and Daughters, by Rae Meadows
2. Pictures of You, by Caroline Leavitt
3. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult
I absolutely LOVED each of these books. So memorable, captivating, and wonderfully page-turning.
How do I top a week like that one? Well, check in tomorrow for It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? and see what I’ve got lined up.
Today I’m going to continue reading a book I started last night, by Augusten Burroughs (just before falling asleep!). I’ve read several of his memoirs, including the well-known Running with Scissors. So now I’m enjoying his short story collection called Magical Thinking. It’s a series of true stories, or snippets from his past, and so far, there’s nothing repetitive about any of them. It’s like he has a treasure trove of memorable moments to delve into for his writing.
This one has been on my TBR stacks for awhile.
As I glance out my window, I see that the day may be one for going outside. So I may take my book and go to one of those outdoor tables at my neighborhood mall. A place to eat a little lunch, sip a drink, and read.
What are you planning? Hope you’ll stop by and share your own thoughts….