Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sunday Salon: Bookish Goings-On

It's been a good book week for me. I picked up a copy of Gravity's Rainbow at one of my local Little Free Library branches, deposited several galleys at another, and received a note that my latest batch of books that I sold to Powell's has been accepted and credit added to my account. Time to go shopping!

I also started an Insta for books, @bostonbibliophile2. I was unable to secure BostonBibliophile on Insta sadly; I waited far too long to claim that bit of social media real estate. So I will have to settle for @bostonbibliophile2. Please feel free to follow me over there if you want to.

Reading-wise, I'm finishing up Constance Wu's memoir Making a Scene. I plan to write a blurb for it for the IndieNext List and will post a review when the book comes out in October. It's good! I'm enjoying it. It's well written and moving, chatty at times and intimate at others. Her voice in engaging and the essays show different facets of her life and experiences in appealing and honest ways. I enjoyed reading about her experiences on set as well as the more personal pieces.

Next up is Robert Massie's Catherine the Great. I am obsessed with the Hulu series about Catherine and don't know how I waited this long to read the biography.

This week was pretty quiet for me otherwise. My husband and I are getting ready for our first cruise soon and we had to do some shopping to get ready- TSA-approved luggage locks and some other sundries. The ship we are sailing on has a large onboard library and bookstore and though I plan to bring a book or two I'm also looking forward to checking out what they have to offer. But we will be calling into several fun ports like Bar Harbor and Halifax and I don't know how much time I will have for reading. We only have 2 days completely at sea and it looks like there is so much to do on board we won't have time for it all.

Today looks like piano practice and lazing around, and maybe planning my next small quilt. In the past week I've finished a few small projects destined for charity drives and gifts. In music I'm working on the first two pages of Joe Hisaishi's One Summer's Day, from the movie Spirited Away.

 What are you up to today?

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