Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Salon- Time to Rest!

Ahhhhhh, rest. Today I'm putting my feet up and taking it easy, as much as possible. Oh sure, I have the usual Sunday grocery shopping to do, and Jeff and I might hit a local antiquarian book fair. But really? All I want to do today is relax. And whatever happens today, tomorrow I'm staying in bed until lunchtime!

I've been reading so, so slowly lately. I'm still working on Big Machine but I hope to finish today. After that I really want to start The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress, by Beryl Bainbridge, for my first Europa Editions book this month. Then I want to start How Green Was My Valley, by Richard Llewellyn. And the graphic novel of The Kite Runner. And... and... and I love working in a bookstore.

This week I finished the manga biography of Gandhi recently published by Penguin as part of their new series; Che Guevara is next and I'm really enjoying this series so far. I can't wait for an opportunity to sell these books at the store. The Gandhi book was a great introduction to the life of this extraordinary person. Che was a really different person and I'm looking forward to seeing how the book handles his life story. The desk where I spend much of my day is in the middle of the graphic novel/manga section of the store, so I'm always coveting all the pretties that come through. I have a pile growing to the side! I'm progressing painfully slowly through Revolution. The hardest part of the job is playing catchup on young adult and kids' books; I'm trying to add more to my reading but it's a slow process.

Well, I'm off to sip more tea and yawn. What are you up to today? I hope you have a great Sunday!
More Sunday Salon here.