Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Salon

This Sunday finds me sidelined with a sinus infection and a foot injury- so I think I'll be doing a lot of reading!

I'm about 100 pages shy of finishing Ursula Le Guin's wonderful Lavinia, and I think next up will be Shulamit Lapid's Valley of Strength, about an Israeli kibbutz. I also have some blog posts to work on, about the Association of Jewish Libraries conference, ReaderCon, and more. So I'm going to pull up an ice pack and a box of tissues and settle in for the day.

I picked up another blogging gig for a local synagogue, Boston's Temple Israel, where I'll be blogging their Summer in the City lecture series; you can read the first entry, a lecture by travel writer Steve Jermanok, here. The blog is at TIsraelBostonSummerintheCity.blogspot.com.

Just for fun, here's a picture of my cat Sasha with a shaved belly. He has a liver infection and went to the vet for an ultrasound earlier this week. They gave him a little air conditioning:
Now he loves to stretch out towards the fan or the breeze with his belly up in the air.
You can read more Sunday Salon posts here.

17 comments:

Kelly @ The Novel Bookworm said...

I hope you and Sasha recover quickly! (But not so quickly that you can't enjoy a little down time and read!)

Anna said...

Hope you both feel better soon!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Diane said...

Get well soon (both you and Sasha) :)

Amanda said...

Hope you feel better soon. I love the picture of your cat.

Literary Feline said...

Oh no! A sinus infection and a foot injury! No fun! My ankle is finally feeling mostly back to normal again. I don't have to wear the brace anymore and am so grateful for that.

How exciting that you have yet another blogging gig! That sound be fun. Thanks for the link to your first entry.

I hope Sasha will be okay. That's a great shot of him. :-)

Have a great week, Marie!

infiniteshelf said...

I hope you'll feel better soon! At least you still read while you are recovering ;)
And your cat is so cute! I hope the liver infection will go away quickly.

Gavin said...

Oh, I hope you and your cat both feel better soon. I finished Lavinia last week, can't wait to read what you think of it!

bermudaonion said...

Poor you and poor Sasha! I hope you're better soon.

Dar said...

Oh no, I hope both you and Sasha feel better. I'm off to read your blog entry. Oh, that's cute how Sasha is laying-funny I posted a pic of Buddy with his belly up in the air as well today.

kalea_kane said...

Well, I hope you heal up soon! Of course I wish the same for Sasha who looks like a little belly AC isn't too bad a thing. :)

Nymeth said...

I hope both you and Sasha get well soon! I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on Lavinia.

Frances said...

Sinus infections are the worst. Hope you feel better soon. But at least you have that copy of Lavinia to get you through. Like I told Gavin earlier today, I am a wee bit envious. Happy reading!

justareadingfool said...

First, sorry to hear about you and your cat. Hope you both will be feeling better soon.

Second, I have your post about Steve Jermanok ready to read. It looks like you're keeping busy.

As for your reading, I've never read Ursula Le Guin, although I've heard she's good. Of course, that's the way it is with many books. So many books, so little time.

ANovelMenagerie said...

Oh... baby kitty... I'll say a prayer for a quick recovery! No licking!

Sheri

Ali said...

Sounds miserable, I'm so sorry. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Thanks for posting the kitty belly shot. :-)

Serena said...

Sasha is cute! I hope you both feel better soon...have a great week.

Congrats on the blogging gig.

Zibilee said...

I hope you and Sasha recover quickly!!