Sunday Salon

It’s a cold and rainy morning here in Southern California: perfect spring weather. The kids have been up since about three o’clock waiting to open their Easter baskets and see which books and candy they received. Which means I’m a little tired right now!

I’m currently on spring break so I’m reading as much as I can. This morning I finished Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. It was an amazing read that had me a little teary at times. I also read The Violets of March by Sarah Jio, which was an absorbing read. Hours flew by as I sat and read the story of forbidden love affairs and family secrets.  Last week I also finished two graphic novels: Empire State by Jason Shiga and Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge along with several children’s books.

This morning I started Zita The Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. It’s a graphic novel that has been on my list for months. I also just started re-reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It’s fantastic. The first time I read it was on audio now I’m toting around a huge hardcover. I have a nice stack of e-books, paperbacks, and audio books to read this week. Being on spring break gives me permission to read as much as I want and I’m taking advantage of it. I’m hoping to read at least 10 books this week. We’ll see how I do.

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday. What are you reading today?

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12 Responses to Sunday Salon

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    Wow, it sounds like you’re having a great spring break! I’m reading The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe. Happy Easter!

  2. Shoshanah says:

    I’m actually in between books at the moment, but the plan is to read Two Kisses for Maddy next. I’m glad to hear that The Violets of March is a great. I used to love reading Sarah Jio’s blog on Glamour, and am definitely interested in picking up her actual book

  3. You have done a ton of reading this week! I want to say that I can’t believe your kids would have you up so early, but sadly I CAN believe it. I am sure my stepdaughter would have been the same way had she been with us this weekend instead of her dad.

  4. Gavin says:

    It’s started raining again! So much for the sun. I’m reading science fiction today and hope to start Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor-Mabachu. Have a lovely week!

  5. Florinda says:

    It’s not really rainy here, but it’s overcast and definitely chilly! I haven’t gone outside all day, but I’ve been reading an ARC of Kyran Pittman’s memoir Planting Dandelions (almost finished) in between checking out people’s Sunday Salon posts.

  6. zibilee says:

    Gosh, ten books? You must be a speed reader indeed! I am very impressed! I hope that you have an amazing Easter and that the kids were happy with what they found in their baskets this year. I bought books for my kids too, and it seemed to be the perfect choice, as I got big hugs this morning after the baskets were revealed. Have a great week, and enjoy your reading time!

  7. I really enjoyed Violets of March, too! I wish my library had American Gods on audio – I think I’d love it that way.🙂

  8. Cold and rainy is SoCal!??! That must happen once every ten years or so, right? I hope Easter and Spring Break treat you well!

  9. iliana says:

    I hope you are continuing to enjoy Spring Break. Sounds like it’s been great for your reading🙂

    Looking forward to your review of Look After Mom. It seems like that’s a book for which you need a kleenex box nearby!

  10. Beth F says:

    Enjoy the break.

  11. Erin says:

    Ooh, your spring break sounds delightful! American Gods is one I haven’t read yet, though I’d like to. I was going to listen to it on audio a few years ago, but the library copy was too scratched to listen to. I’ve since moved, so I should see if my new library has a good copy!

  12. kai charles says:

    happy reading , you are on a roll! Hope you sign up for the readathon🙂

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