Time: // 6:52 a.m. Sunday
The scene: // sitting at my desk in the living room. The coffee pot is perking and the kids are asleep!! Yes! Spring break started for the kids yesterday and I’m have a four-day weekend filled with Excel sheets to create, a midterm to do, and books to read and review.
Eating and drinking: // coffee! We’re having waffles for breakfast.
Currently reading: // The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith and Mr. Loverman by Bernandine Evaristo. I’m hoping to finish both within the next day or so.
Up next: // All the Bird, Singing by Evie Wyld and a host of children’s books
Blogging about: // a poem by e.e. cummings and a foodie memoir
Promoting: // as usual, bloggers all over the blogisphere are adding books to my tbr list
Melissa’s (Feminist Texican) review of Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
Jenny’s (Jenny’s Books/Reading the End) review of Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
Aarti’s (Booklust) review of Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
The quotes that Lu (Reading Rumination) shared with readers make me want to read While Beauty Slept soon.
Last but not least, Laurie’s (Bay State Reader’s Advisory) thoughts on The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman had me rushing to my library’s website to put the book on hold.
Thankful for: // this nice spring weather we’re having. I’m a winter person but I can’t help but enjoy all the sunshine.
Now I’m off to: // get started on those Excel sheets.
How are you spending your day?
19 thoughts on “Sunday Salon”
You’re looking at it, lady :). Reading blogs and also reading The Art of Happiness as recommended by Ti and you.
Happy Sunday! I hope your spreadsheet work goes well. We just finished prepping our taxes so I’ve had quite enough of spreadsheets for now.
I’m a summer person and am so glad we’ve had a few days of spring like weather. Good luck with your mid-term!
Yes, it’s all you bloggers out there who keep my TBR pile so enormously huge!
Happy reading! Happy Sunday 🙂
I’m just catching up on my blog hopping and will be enjoying the sunshine in a little while.
I’m sorry you have to spend your Sunday doing schoolwork! I hope you get some downtime, too. 🙂 Oh, and I’m reading The Frangipani Hotel right now, too.
Too bad your spring break isn’t really a “break” for you, but I like the scene you’ve set up for today. “The coffee pot is perking and the kids are asleep.” Peaceful.
Enjoy whatever moments of your own you can grab….and here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES
I really loved The Frangipani Hotel and have All the Birds, Singing coming up soon, too. I’m so in love with that cover!
I typically got so much work done over spring break; as a teacher, I loved this out-of-class time to work. Now that I have Madison, not much got done, so I’m feeling a bit out of whack as we head back to classes.
Thanks for the shout out! 🙂
And is that a new book by Evaristo? I haven’t heard of it.
Yes, thanks for the shout-out! I really want to read Boy, Snow, Bird too. Adding it to the bursting TBR list. I hope you like The Accidental Universe. (On the plus side, it’s short!)
I totally forgot about spring break. We are still finishing up winter here (a little later than in previous years) – it’s snowing outside now. I like winter too, but it’s hard not to be cheerful about spring.
I think I finally got used to Daylight Savings Time as I’ve felt very motivated today and even went to the gym 🙂 On the book front though I’ve had some DNFs so that’s not fun. Hope you enjoy your days off!
I enjoyed Evaristo’s The Emperor’s Babe, and have been curious about Mr Loverman. I will be interested to read your review of it. I tried her book Blonde Roots a few years ago but couldn’t get into it at the time.
Hope you were able to get a lot of that schoolwork done. I can’t wait for some warmer weather. We still have a ton of snow on the ground, but I’m escaping to Florida in a few days 🙂
Good luck on your mid-term. I’m enjoying a trip to DC now but it’s still wintry. Wow.
I spent my day mostly traveling, which was all right, but now I am exhaaaausted. Glad you’re having some sunshine! It was all cloudy today, and rainy tomorrow, but I’m hoping the sun will put in an appearance sometime soon.
I’m a winter person too but I do enjoy those first days of warmth and sunshine. It is nice to walk around without a coat. I do hate the rain that comes with the weather change here in the Midwest. I’d much rather have snow.
I hope you enjoy While Beauty Slept when you read it! It’s not my favorite book of the year, but I definitely enjoyed it.
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