Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Salon - Following Up and Falling Down

It's hard to know what to say about this past week. I tried to catch up on sleep and on my blog, and got slammed with work, and by Friday I just wanted to hide under something. I'm determined to find some time to relax soon!

I started reading Joshilyn Jackson's Backseat Saints this week, one of the titles I picked up at BEA, and I'm enjoying it so much I've already ordered one of her other books, Gods In Alabama. I more or less organized my other BEA books and I'm looking forward to a great summer of reading, starting with June books like Beautiful Maria of My Soul and Peep Show and Kraken. I have six books marked with June release dates, and they actually all look wonderful, so I'm going to try to get through as many as I can.

Yesterday Cambridge had its annual River Fest, a day-long arts festival held on the banks of the Charles River. It was sweltering hot but otherwise a great day for it; artists and vendors lined the street along with musicians, food vendors and more. My husband and I try to go every year.

Today? Today my husband's going off to his writing group and I'm looking forward to some quiet time with my books and maybe some tea. It's about time!

What's going on with you today?

More Sunday Salon here.

19 comments:

Diane said...

Marie, I have Backseat Saints on my June "to read" stack, so it is great to hear you are enjoying it!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I can't wait to hear how Kraken is. You never know with Mieville what's going to come out of his mind! I hope you get your relaxing day!

....Petty Witter said...

River Fest sounds like just my kind of thing. Hoping you catch up on your sleep soon.

Book Calendar said...

Beautiful Maria of My should be excellent. The Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love was superb.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wish I could go to that Cambridge art festival!

Interesting enough, last night I was rewatching an old favorite movie of mine, with Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson—The Good Mother—which is supposedly set in Cambridge (and Connecticut and Maine). I always wonder if they actually film there. Some of the street scenes look real...

Anyway, I digress. I've also been wanting to read Joshilyn Jackson. I see her name everywhere!

Have a lovely day!

Here's my salon:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunday-salon-june-6.html

Frances said...

"I'm determined to find some time to relax soon!"

Right there with you! Looking forward to the end of the school year. The summer vacation is the largest bonus of working in education.

Beautiful Maria of My Soul is in my summer plan too. Really enjoyed Mambo Kings so hoping this is not a letdown.

Enjoy the books and tea today! I am finishing The Great Lover by Jill Dawson and really enjoying it.

unfinishedperson.com said...

Marie, hope you're having a wonderful afternoon reading the Jackson book and any others to which you might get. I, for one, will look forward to your review of Backseat Saints. Well, I need to run myself...to catch up on reading too.

unfinishedperson.com said...

Marie, hope you're having a wonderful afternoon reading the Jackson book and any others to which you might get. I, for one, will look forward to your review of Backseat Saints. Well, I need to run myself...to catch up on reading too.

jewwishes said...

Enjoy your quiet time while you can, as I'm sure it's rare.

bermudaonion said...

I really enjoyed Backseat Saints, but Gods in Alabama is still my favorite of Jackson's work.

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Zibilee said...

It sounds as if today is your day to truly relax and get some reading done! I hope you enjoy your books!

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I hope you enjoyed your Sunday and got some relaxing reading done!

Kathleen said...

Hope you will find some time to rest and relax and catch up on your reading soon. I finally started catching up on things this past weekend after being sick most of last week!

Marie said...

Diane-- it was great. Really kept me reading. I hope you enjoy it!

Rhapsody- so true about Mieville!

Petty- it was a great day. :-)

Book Calendar- I can't wait to get to Beautiful Maria. It's next after the one I'm reading now!

Laurel- I don't know if that movie was filmed here but a lot of movies are filmed in the Boston area. It's cheap!

Frances- so glad to hear you're enjoying THE GREAT LOVER. I'm looking forward to it!

Everyone- yes, I did get some great downtime on Sunday! Thanks :-)

Andi said...

SO glad you're enjoying Joshilyn Jackson's stuff! I adored Gods in Alabama, and she's got one of the funniest blogs around.

reviewsbylola said...

My city had its annual arts fest this past weekend too but I didn't go. It was too hot!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Ahh, quiet time with tea. That sounds nice. I don't get that a lot! It was so nice to meet you at BEA!

I miss Boston.

Serena said...

Wow, it sounds like you have been very busy! The river fest is so relaxing and busy at the same time. I hope you got in some great reading time.