Good morning, Blog World! Welcome to our first Sunday Salon in May. Just as April brought many weather changes, this new month has been warm and beautiful so far.
Soon this Central Valley town will be swept up in its usual heat waves, and we’ll be complaining about that! lol
I’m ready for the beach, though, and looking forward to some books that take me there, even if I don’t actually go there yet.
Even as I turn my thoughts toward the beach, I spent part of yesterday watching a movie from a totally new season.
New Year’s Eve was a delightful star-studded movie about that special night in Manhattan, with all the usual hopes, dreams, obstacles, etc. Nothing particularly surprising in this movie, but it was fun to watch on a Saturday afternoon. A variety of stars from Jon Bon Jovi, Halle Berry, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, to Robert De Niro. Several others made cameo appearances along the way.
And there was a major suggestion of a midnight get-together between a man, whom we meet early on, and a woman who remained mysterious until the end.
This was also a week of bookish adventures, some better than others. I didn’t finish as many books as I’d hoped but one was a real page-turner. My blogging was all over the map, from Monday Potpourri: Featuring a Unique Village and my April Reading Wrap-Up to a few others.
Having written about this range of topics, I also read and reviewed these books- (Click titles/covers for links):
1. Big City Eyes, by Nora Ephron (Another one off the TBR stacks!)
2. HRH, by Danielle Steel (off the stacks!)
3. Dead Witness (e-book), by Joylene Nowell Butler (a brisk, suspenseful thriller!)
Today I’m reading a short story collection by Jennifer Weiner: The Guy Not Taken.
My plan is to take it, with a nice beverage or snack, out to my patio.