Welcome to my Sunday Salon this week….
The weekend started off in a delightful way! We went out with dear friends for some good food, great conversation, and a trip to Barnes and Noble. It doesn’t get much better than that, in my book (so to speak).
While browsing the shelves and tables of my most favorite retreat, I found a few books that I want to investigate (e.g. – borrow from the library to check them out). Many of you have already recommended the Postmistress by Sarah Blake, and while the premise sounds interesting, I must confess that I absolutely love the cover! My friend took this one home and I am anxious to hear her review of the book as well. Other books that caught my attention were:
- Letter to my Daughter by George Bishop. I read the first page and was instantly drawn in (I’m not sure I can wait until it is my turn to obtain the book at the library – there are 20 people ahead of me). Right now the aspect that I find most intriguing is that the book is written from the mother’s point of view, but the author is a man!
- The 3 Weissmann’s of Westport by Cathleen Schine. At first I was interested in the book because it is called a modern day Sense and Sensibility. However, when I discovered that it takes place in Westport, CT — my home of 20 years, I just knew I had to check it out. Unfortunately, I think I am currently number 36 in line for the library copy! In my “research” however, I discovered that this book is actually a sequel The New Yorker – which they currently have available. I should be picking it up later this week.
- Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz. A non-fiction book that delves into the inner psyche of my beloved pets. The front cover stated that not only can dogs smell day-old food, but they can also smell sadness. I just KNEW my dogs understood my emotions! I absolutely have to read this book, but alas it will not be for a while; the wait is over a month at the library!
Other than making a dish of PTA casserole to help my family stay warm on this winter day, I plan to spend many hours reading in my nook. How about the rest of you? Have you been able to enjoy some literary activities this weekend?