Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Salon- Another Beautiful Sunday

Well it's definitely fall now- next weekend my husband and I plan to go apple-picking, a sure sign of the season.

This past week was almost all rain here in Boston, though it cleared up beautifully on Friday, when I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Dawn of She is Too Fond of Books, and Sandy from You've GOTTA Read This!, who was visiting from Florida. The three of us had lunch in Boston's Back Bay at Trident Booksellers and Café, one of the last independent bookstores in Boston proper, and followed that up with some book-shopping at Trident and Raven Used Books down the street.

Here's the three of us at Raven. The clerk there was very patient about taking pictures for us!It was such a pleasure to see them both and I'm just reminded how thankful I am for the community of booklovers that I've found through blogging.

On that note, this week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I'm participating on a limited basis; I haven't decided how many of the daily posts I'll do but I am doing the interview post on Tuesday with fellow blogger Amy of Amy Reads. I can't wait to share that with you! Beyond that we'll see. I'll do a post later this week about some of my favorite blogs new and old, and maybe something else.

I have two new reviews up on my movie blog: The Debt and Mysteries of Lisbon. I wasn't nuts about either one, but each has some good qualities, too.

As far as reading, I'm about two-thirds of the way through The Dubious Salvation of Jack V., by Jacques Strauss, a coming of age story set in South Africa. I have had very good luck with South African writers in the past and I'm enjoying this. I'm also reading Amara Lakhous's Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, a comic crime novel about diversity in modern-day Italy.

And of course today is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. My 9/11 story is nothing special; I was at work, on one of the upper floors of Boston's Prudential Center when it was announced that we'd be closing for the day and we were to go home immediately- no explanation. It was only once I arrived back at my then-fiance's apartment and turned on the news that I found out why.

I hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful Sunday. More Sunday Salon here.