Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sunday Salon: a good week

Easter isn't celebrated here so today was just your average Sunday. The sun was shining so we decided to get out of the house. We spotted a few early cherry blossoms during our walk and then we did a bit of shopping which included buying a new lens! H and I both have Olympus cameras (he has the E-410, I have the E-510) so we're going to share it. I wonder how well that's going to work. I'm looking forward to trying it out though.

But this is the Sunday Salon so I should be talking about books, not cameras. I actually haven't read much so far today, only a couple of chapters this morning in bed. I love being able to stay in bed and read a bit in the morning. I wish I could every day! This has been a pretty good week though, reading-wise. I finished Surfacing by Atwood which I didn't really care for but I'm glad to have it off the shelves and now in the pile of books I've read but don't plan to keep. I keep meaning to join BookMooch but just haven't gotten around to it yet. Then, since I was in desperate need of something fun and not too heavy, I picked up Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear, the second book in the Maisie Dobbs series. And it was just what I needed. So I whipped through that and am now reading The Ash Garden by Dennis Bock. Oh and I finally wrote up my review of The Road which I'd been putting off. So all in all not a bad week. I feel like I've been on a bit of a reading roll lately. I have so many books I'd like to read in the next little while, I hope it lasts.

For those of you who are celebrating Easter, I hope you're having a lovely weekend.


  1. It's funny, but other than a couple of chapters last thing at night, reading in bed is something I've never done and I can't imagine doing it in the morning. For me the real luxury is being able to read over the breakfast table without having to worry about getting off to work.

    I really must get round to the second Maisie Dobbs. I enjoyed the first one and have both the next two on my shelves. Does she get better as she goes on?

  2. It sounds like a lovely day, Tanabata. I am thinking of venturing out and enjoying some of the sunshine. It's supposed to be rather warm today too! A taste of summer at the beginning of spring. Haha

    I missed your review of The Road in all my excitement this past week. I'll have to go back and check that out. I hope you have a great week! It's time I get started on the laundry.

  3. Staying in bed to read sounds delicious. I plan to crate the pup at some point this week and read in bed. If I don't keep her crated on a regular schedule over Spring Break she'll certainly get spoiled and our lives will be miserable for the week after. lol

    Congrats on finishing Surfacing, even if it wasn't a fave.

  4. I think I've read most of Margaret Atwood's oeuvre and generally loved them - and yet can't remember surfacing, so maybe I thought the same as you! I agree with your view of the Road too - I've just bought No Country for Old Men after reading the Road so I think we have the same taste.

  5. I'm glad you had a good reading week! I love staying in bed reading for a bit in the morning too.

    BookMooch is great. It's helped me get rid of quite a few unwanted books so far (and also acquire some more, but let's not go there :P) Plus BookMoochers are generally extremely helpful and friendly.

    I look forward to seeing the pictures you take with your new lens!

  6. Table Talk- I do most of my reading in bed but usually at night and not so often in the morning. I do love the feeling of not having to rush off anywhere.
    I was in the perfect mood for this kind of cozy mystery but I do think it was a bit better than the first one. I'm looking forward to reading the third sometime soonish.

    Literary Feline- It was very warm yesterday although the nights are still cool, and today it's raining but the warm weather is supposed to be back tomorrow. It's definitely feeling like spring here.
    I really hope you have a good week too. Good luck with your laundry.

    Andi- The naughty furry boys always wake me up to be fed but it's so nice to be able to go back to bed and read.

    Clare D- I'm quite tempted to buy 'No Country for Old Men' and read it before seeing the film. I did see that the library has 'All the Pretty Horses' so that's another option.

    Nymeth- No reading in bed this morning unfortunately. I really do need to join BookMooch as I've a box full of books that need new homes.

  7. BookMooch works great for me, so far I have always received the books, this morning 'COSMETIQUE DE L'ENEMI' by Amelie Nothomb from Rome.

    Reading in bed...nice, I have gifs of women reading in bed on my blog.

    I am still waiting for spring, this morning 39 degrees :((((

    Have a wonderful week tanabata

  8. Madeleine- Still chilly where you are! I will join BookMooch one of these days. Hope you have a wonderful week too! :)


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