Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Salon- Taking It Easy Today

Today I'm sleeping in. I've just finished my first week as a bookseller and what a week it was. But today is a day off and I'm going to carve a pumpkin and maybe go out for brunch.

I've been reading a ton this week. I tried two galleys that bored me so I put them aside, then went for Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Doris Lessing's The Fifth Child. Both were terrific, creepy short reads and highly recommended. Today I'm reading Victor Lavalle's Big Machine, a science fiction award winner I picked up at Readercon last year.

See that? That's my shelf of staff picks at the bookstore. I love that I get to do this and talk to people all day long about great books. A lot of what I do is ready reference- find this book, etc., but every now and then I get to recommend a personal favorite or find a great book for someone. So fun.

But today I'm home and staying out of the snow and mess that's covering the roads. Tomorrow's Halloween and I'll put on my Star Trek costume to hand out candy. My husband is carving a Star Trek-themed pumpkin this year; I don't have a picture yet but you'll see it when I do! What are you up to today? I hope you're having a great day and a happy Halloween.

More Sunday Salon here.