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!


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.