Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Salon- Labor Day Means No Labor For Me

Well I'm happy to say I'm enjoying Labor Day Weekend by doing no labor. I have the whole three day weekend off, which is something of a miracle! Yesterday my big plan was to get my hair cut; today, we may go to the beach and play skeeball at an amusement park and tomorrow there might be a visit to a coffee shop and a croissant to eat. That's about it.

Here are my cats Tanya and Pandora doing what I'd like to be doing this weekend!

The past week was average-busy for me; the bookstore has been slowish during August, but you can already tell that's about to change. My new staff pick will go up soon if it hasn't already; it's Stella Gibbons' Cold Comfort Farm, which I reviewed here last week.

Like everyone else, it seems like the summer has ended really quickly. This weekend was the annual Santa Lucia Festival in my neighborhood, a small street fair centered on a tiny chapel in a residential neighborhood. The chapel seats maybe 30 people; the fair has food and live music and it's come to represent the end of summer for me, always bittersweet. After a typical work schedule this week Jeff and I are headed to King Richard's Faire next weekend; should be fun. We went to a Renaissance fair last year and enjoyed it, and I think we'll enjoy this one too.

Reading-wise, I finished I Hadn't Understood by Diego de Silva and started Elza's Kitchen by Marc Fitten; I read his first book Valeria's Last Stand a while back and liked it. With I Hadn't Understood I've now finished by 12-book commitment to the Europa Challenge but I'm sure I'll read more. I have a ton of unread Europas waiting for me and I can't stop buying their books. There are lots of great challenges out there but that seems to be the only one I can stick to!

I'm tempted to do a Fall Books Part 2 post sometime soon, with more mainstream titles I'm looking forward to (my first post was very small-press-heavy). What do you think? Enough already with the fall books or do you want to hear more?

Have a great Sunday. More Sunday Salon here.


bermudaonion said...

I hope you succeed with your goal of no labor tomorrow. It will be just another day for us.

Alexia561 said...

Funny, but my Labor Day plans also include a haircut! :)

Love the picture of your cats! They definitely have the right idea! And I'd love to see another post on fall books! Enjoy the faire!

Alyce said...

I have to admit that I didn't like Valeria's Last Stand very much, so I'm curious to see what you have to say about his other book. Tomorrow is my relaxing day, today is going to be full of time visiting family. I'm gearing up for it with a large cup of coffee.

Michelle said...

Enjoy your no-labor Labor Day! That's my goal too. I managed to do pretty much nothing today other than a bunch of laundry. I'm hoping I can do even less tomorrow. It would be fantastic if I could just read all day long. Enjoy your day off!

Nise' said...

Sounds like you are enjoying your weekend! I've looked a lot like your kitties, but in a lounge chair by the pool! Have a great week.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

No Labor here today either...still have the robe on at almost 10:30 a.m.....LOL Have a great day.

Serena said...

I agree that the summer has passed too quickly.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I had a very restful Labor Day weekend, too. A visit to a coffee shop and a croissant sounds lovely!