Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Salon


So I've got a few things on my plate this Sunday!

Heading to the gym first thing- got to do my usual cardio-and-weights-Sunday-morning-exercise thing. Then I'll have a little downtime this afternoon before heading into the volunteer orientation for next week's Boston Book Festival.

The Festival runs 10-6 on Saturday in the Copley Square area of Boston; I don't know what exactly I'll be doing as a volunteer but it should be fun. I really am so excited. That day I won't be blogging but I'll have a full report for Monday on all the happenings. My post next Saturday is going to be a fun little meme and I encourage all of you to post your own answers and link back if you want to.

I signed up to participate in the Read-a-Thon next Saturday but I forgot it was the same day as the festival. We'll see how it all shakes out. Next Sunday is busy too and I don't want to wear myself out!

Yesterday was productive; I went through several bags of old clothes and handbags and assembled four shopping-bags' worth to donate to Boomerang's, a resale shop in Boston run by the AIDS Action Committee. I used to volunteer at AAC's main office (my first library job was an internship in their HIV Health Library) so it's a place I like to visit. It's also a place I like to shop. Their book section is remarkably well organized and easy to browse and I came back with two new treasures, Keri Hulmes' Booker Prize winner The Bone People and the anthology Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction From the Edge. It includes authors like Gary Shteyngart, Nathan Englander, Ehud Havazelet, Rachel Kadish and others. Looks like fun!

What are you up to today?