Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday Salon- Happy Boxing Day

So Christmas was pretty awesome and now my husband and I are just relaxing at home for the day. He arranged our presents artfully under the tree and we have no plans for the day beyond relaxing. And reading.

I'm still working through To the End of the Land, by David Grossman, a wonderful book that's just a very leisurely read. I got a bunch of new books under the tree; I'll have a full report on Friday but among the treasures were signed first editions of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing, and a first edition (not signed) of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. I'm going to find a special place for each.

The holiday itself was pretty laid-back. Jeff and I opened presents at home in the morning and then headed out to his parents' house nearby for the day. It was a small crowd but a nice party capped with a spectacular dinner cooked by my mother-in-law. Now it's time to get to that relaxing thing.

Update: Congratulations to Natasha, who won my Christmas giveaway of From the Land of the Moon. I'll be shipping your book off to Malaysia soon! Thanks to all who entered. I used to select her as the winner.

Have a great Sunday! More Sunday Salon here.