Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Salon

Happy Sunday!

I'm going to do some serious reading today. I'll admit, I've been a little lax. I have large chunks of time to read on certain days, and other days it's been a struggle. I mean, I have plenty of time- I just haven't been using it to read. But this week is going to be different. Really!

I need to:
  • make tracks on The Children's Book; I just started Part Two and need to pick up the pace;
  • keep going on Memoirs of Montparnasse, an entertaining memoir of Paris in the 1920s,
  • and get started on Valeria's Last Stand, which I've been eager to read for a while now.
I also need to do some housecleaning- gather together some books I'm either not going to read or not going to read again, and take a trip down to the used book store to sell them. I've been accumulating a bagful of them over the past couple of months and it's time to finally admit that it's over.

But mostly, I want to spend this glorious day outside on my hammock. With my books! I'm thinking there might be an ice cream involved at some point as well. What are you doing this beautiful day?

Read more Sunday Salon posts here.


Shelly Lowenkopf said...

Have to alert you to the joys of Luis Alberto Urrea's newest, "Into the Beautiful North."

Marie said...

Shelly- yes. I will inevitably buy & read it. It's been catching my eye for a while now. I just bought his previous book, The Hummingbird's Daughter. Thank you for commenting! :-)

ANovelMenagerie said...

A hammock and books... lucky!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

a hammock, books and ICE CREAM - even better!

Literary Feline said...

I am hoping to fit in more reading this week as well. It's been so crazy lately.

It sounds like you had a wonderful day planned, Marie. I hope you were able to read in your hammock as you wished.

have a great week!

Dar said...

I can totally relate! I have been really slacking in the reading department lately. I have the time but for some reason I find myself doing other things like redoing my blog and such. lol-Reminder to self---Must focus!

Nymeth said...

I still haven't started The Children's Book! I'm dying to, but I know it needs me full attention and this is not the best time.