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?

15 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Have fun at the festival!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I finally finished Kristin Lavransdatter last night - what a long haul! So today is a day of rest! :--)

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Boston Book Festival...ugh...I'm so jealous. Enjoy!

Marie Burton said...

Awesome feeling to weed out your unneeded clothes to give to those that do need it. The book section there sounds awesome as well!
Happy Sunday! Jealous about the book festival though. The Texas Book Festival is too far away for me, in Austin, and on Halloween weekend of all choices.
Here's my Sunday Salon

Marie Burton said...

LOL just saw that you commented on my Sunday post already. Silly me. (*But thank you!!) And thanks for calling me The Queen of Historical Fiction, that's a title I'll take =)

gautami tripathy said...

I too donate so many stuff during Diwali time, which is this time around!

Enjoy visiting the festival.

Sunday Salon: Post Diwali

Andi said...

A busy day indeed but it sounds great. Have a great time at the festival next weekend!

JoAnn said...

Can't wait to hear all about the festival next weekend - have fun!

bermudaonion said...

Volunteering at the book festival sounds like loads of fun! I'm sure they'll be thrilled to have your talents.

bookmagic said...

There are no book festivals where I live, they sound fun. Enjoy and maybe you can pop in and cheer on the readers for read-a-thon and distract us from our sleepiness with fun festival stories

Booklogged said...

Have a wonderful time at the book festival. I wish I could meet you there because that would mean I was in Boston! Almost as good - I'm going to the Salt Lake City Book Festival.

Rose City Reader said...

Busy weekend!

I often find good books at thrift stores and there are a couple I hit on my rounds.

Enjoy The Bone People. It is a heavy book, but I thought it was very, very good. My review is here if you are interested.

Zibilee said...

I have heard good things about The Bone People and am looking forward to reading it for a joint review sometime soon. Hope you had fun at the festival!

jewwishes said...

I have old clothes organized to give away, too.

Nice on the Boston Book Festival.

Serena said...

Have a great time at the festival