Sunday Salon

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?


12 thoughts on “Sunday Salon”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

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