Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday Salon

Well the weather here in the Boston area is unsettled today- sunny sometimes, rainy sometimes, and right now we are having a small thunderstorm- so it's perfect for reading.

I don't have much new to report- still working my way through (and loving) Oscar and Lucinda, American Wife and So Long at the Fair; I'm plenty backed up on reviews of books I've finished so I will certainly finish one of those three before I run out of reviews to write!

My husband and I took a drive out to a nearby suburb to visit Willow Books, a pleasant enough independent bookstore. It was fine- it had all the bestsellers and new books- but I found it a little dull and generic. But I am spoiled living in Cambridge. The smallest independent bookstore here, Porter Square Books, which is about half the size of Willow, has a much richer selection of just about everything.

I picked up a new graphic novel today as well, The Fart Party by Julia Wertz, which I'll be reviewing on a Monday sometime soon. It's actually fairly prophetic because it's about a young woman living in San Francisco, which is where I'm going in two short weeks. So maybe I'll try to have the review ready for that week. Blogging that week is going to be tricky- I'll have a computer but I don't know how much I'm going to able (or inclined) to get done. I suspect when I return I will have lots of things to blog about though.

I hope you all are having a great Sunday!


Irish said...

I wanna be in your part of MA. Here in Central MA no thunderstorms...just the occasional drizzle in between outbreaks of sun.

Last night though over in Foxboro there was a huge storm over Gillette. It was awesome. I was dancing in the rain while waiting for the Springsteen concert to start. Everyone else ran for cover but my friends and I had ponchos so we decided to just stay near our seats. After all why stand in a mob when you can have much more fun dancing to the music of nature?

Literary Feline said...

I wish there were better used bookstores near where I live. My favorite is in Los Angeles, which is not a city I get to very often.

I hope you have a great week.

jlshall said...

Here in the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC we have almost no independent bookstores - they've all been driven away by the high real estate prices. So I really envy you living in Cambridge with all its riches! Oh, and I am sooooo backed up on reviews, I'll never get them all written.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you can read three books at one time.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Sunshine? Summer? Just had to put on my jumper and long trousers on! My Sunday Salon Post

Alea said...

I love the Fart Party! It's pretty funny :)

Kelly said...

I miss weather. Its always the same here, just hotter in the summer, and colder in the winter. No clouds, no rain, *sigh....I miss rain, and green hills.