The Sunday Salon [2.13.10]

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Happy Sunday, everyone. We are having a quiet weekend over here. Ben isn’t feeling too great so there is a lot of reading and tv-watching going on in our house.

On Friday night, I started and finished Lisa Schroeder’s new book, The Day Before, which comes out in June. Since you have to wait until then to read my review, I just wanted to tell you now that I loved it. Schroeder is so talented at what she does: writing YA novels in verse. I know the style won’t be for everyone but I encourage you all to give her books a shot.

Yesterday we reorganized and rearranged the guest room. It looks so pretty that I kind of want to hang out in there. I am getting very excited for my first guests of the season in a couple weeks. One of the perks of living in Florida is that you get to entertain your friends and family from up north when they need to thaw out for a few days.

Other than that I’ve just been relaxing. I went for a 4 mile run yesterday and it is my farthest distance yet but I kind of feel like I’m cheating when I say that because my training program has me walk part of my runs. I may have to deviate from this when it gets closer to race day.

Don’t you just love commitment-free weekends? Let me leave you with what I am reading right now (and yes, I am actually reading Great House this time):

The Sunday Salon [11.21.10]

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Just a quick note to say hello this Sunday. I haven’t had a chance to read at all this week (other than a tiny bit of my audiobook while running) and I’m actually not reading anything right now and haven’t had “a book” since last weekend. This is why I will happily be participating in the Thankfully Reading weekend this Thanksgiving.

Thankfully Reading is a very informal readathon.  I’ll be visiting my dad in Boston but I’m hoping to get a few books read while I’m away. I’m trying to travel light so I’m only taking one print book with me (for takeoffs and landings) and I’ll be attempting to get to some of the ebooks  I’ve been saving up.

I hope you hear from me at some point this week (seriously, when is life going to get less crazy again?) but if I do not end up posting anything (and let’s be honest, that’s more likely) I want to wish all of my US readers a wonderful Thanksgiving. Happy Reading!