The Sunday Salon: Long Weekend Bliss

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Is it really Sunday? With furloughs and the holiday weekend, I’ve been blessed with a glorious 5-day weekend. It’s the kind of bliss that allows you to forget what day it is. Gosh, I love my time off.

One of the reasons that I am really lovin’ the time off is this…

The Passage Book Cover

I picked this up on Saturday and I have been reading it ever since. The Passage by Justin Cronin has got to be THE book of the summer. It comes out on June 8th but it’s everything that you’d expect from a great summer read and then some. I had to force myself to hit the sack last night and I only gave in, because my over-forty physique was screaming from my cramped reading position. As soon as I got up this morning I went right back to it. I even skipped food! A first! I am about halfway through and at 766 pages that’s pretty good.

The other thing that I have been enjoying is pure family fun and lots of cook-outs. We’ve been hanging around the house, lounging out in the backyard in this 95 degree weather and cooking up a storm.  Tonight we are grilling burgers and roasting some corn and then after the kids hit the sack, we plan to watch Less Than Zero. You may recall it from the 80’s. Robert Downey Jr and Andrew McCarthy along with Jami Gertz. I’ve seen it a dozen times but haven’t seen it in a while so that’s the plan for tonight. Oh, and a bit of trivia for you, it was based on Bret Easton Ellis’ book of the same name and the sequel to the book comes out late June.

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend as much as I am.

7 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: Long Weekend Bliss”

  1. My furlough didn’t coincide with the holiday this time around, but it does mean I only have a two day work week next week. So, I’m looking forward to that. 🙂

    I guess I know what I’ll be buying next month. 🙂 The Passage is getting quite a few great reviews. I’m not sure I’ll be able to resist until it comes out in paperback.

    Your weekend sounds wonderful! We’re enjoying the warmer weather too.

    I read an article in EW this weekend about the sequel to Less Than Zero. I hear the movie was quite a departure from the original book with the same title.

    Have a great week, Ti!

  2. It turned hot so quickly, didn’t it? Summer overnight! Enjoy your grilling and Less Than Zero. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say about The Passage 🙂

  3. I feel your extra long weekend joy Ti. Sounds like you really have had a good mix of family time, hub time and Ti time….way to go! Can’t wait to read The Passage myself; glad u r enjoying it.

  4. Ah, The Passage! I am number 2 in line for the audio at the library. I cannot wait! Yes, even though I don’t report in to work per se, it is wonderful to have a long weekend. We are going to have a BBQ today with some good friends. I am hoping to put a sizeable dent in “The Things They Carried”.

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