Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Salon

Another Sunday, and it's raining in NYC, rainy and cold, the perfect stay-inside-and-read day. We had a busy-for-us week last week and the restful, quiet weekend has been a blessing.

I've already broken my pledge to read or weed 10 books before buying my next one, but the book I did buy was for a reading group/class I'm taking on crime fiction, so I'm giving myself a pass.  The book is A Man's Head by Georges Simenon, a short book I'll probably finish tomorrow, and I will be borrowing the next book in the class. After that I'll be borrowing as many of the remaining titles as I can, but with less than a week to read the first book I didn't have time to scrounge up a borrowed copy from this place or that, and the book was easy to find and inexpensive, so there.

I also bought a travel book as my husband and I are in the early stages of planning some time on the west coast later this year. That doesn't count either.

I had kind of a busy-for-me week, with my husband's work outing (dinner and a Broadway show) and a weeknight movie, and acupuncture volunteering and other things. Just being back in NYC from a week in Boston takes adjustment! And I started putting away Christmas decorations. We have a fake tree so there is never a hurry to put that away, but I do a lot of decorating. It takes time to put it all away!

This week should be quieter and I'm looking forward to spending some nice time with my books!

6 comments:

Bryan G. Robinson said...

Rainy here and cold. Definitely staying inside and reading here, starting with Sunday Salon and other book blogger posts.

Hmmmm. Seems like you have a lot of books that don't count as "bought" books. Convenient, huh? ;)

hillary roberts said...

It is rainy and cold here today. I am feeling kind of blah so I am going to the library for a pick-me-up. That ALWAYS works for me.

Frances said...

I have become a huge Simenon fan in the last year or so since new editions of his works started flooding the market. I hope you enjoy that title as I did. Happy reading!

Suzanne Yester said...

Yes, I guess I should be happy it's raining instead of snowing, but I'm not. If it doesn't stop I'll be out in it to get to the library for a few check outs. I am trying to borrow more books this year myself, although it is so tempting to do otherwise.

Have a great week!

Literary Feline said...

It has been rainy and cold here too, although not as cold as it had been the week before, thank goodness. Rain I love; cold not so much. We have a fake tree too--sometimes I wish we could just leave everything on the tree and pack it away all at once. But then we'd miss the tradition of decorating the tree in the beginning. I hope you get the quet week you are looking for.

Have a great week, Marie!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love how you decide for yourself if a book purchase "counts" or "doesn't count." Love it.