Sunday, December 18, 2011
Sunday Salon- OMG It's Christmas
But today? Today is a day off. My husband is cooking breakfast as I type this and then we're going out to the movies this afternoon to see It's a Wonderful Life for the 21st year in a row at a small theater in my neighborhood. I can't wait.
I've been stuck on the same three books for several weeks now, though I did finish one this week, The Hare With Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal. I'll have a full review soon but the short version is, it's solid and engaging and most people will enjoy it. It's positively flying off the shelves at the store; it seems like almost as soon as we open a box they're gone.
Next I'm not sure what I'm going to read. I'd like to find a quiet evening to dip into The Sense of an Ending, and I'd like to pick one of my quirky books out of my piles, maybe The Inquisitory. Since I ran the series on Dalkey Archive last week I've received a number of offers to do similar series with other small presses so stay tuned for more Publishers Spotlights in the coming months.
In the mean time I'll be doing my 2011 summary soon (probably after Christmas) and my top 10 list as well. It's been another great year for books and reading, for sure!
What are you up to today? Holiday shopping? Don't forget my holiday gift guide if you need some last-minute ideas. Just relaxing? Whatever it is, have a great one. More Sunday Salon here.