The Sunday Salon: Summer is Almost Here!

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I have been dealing with a ton of health issues lately. Some of it is lupus related, some not. All in all, it’s meant spending the entire weekend in bed. BUT, since I was in bed all that time I managed to finish The Passage and Wuthering Heights so I am a very happy camper. I haven’t written up my review of The Passage yet, but I must tell you that it was FANTASTIC. You must pick it up this summer.

My next book will be The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. You may have heard me say this before, but the publisher was kind enough to send me the book ages ago, but I’ve been waiting to read it with a friend so I put it off until now. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it. Finally!

As for my TBR (to-be-read) list, I’ve put a huge dent in it. I am practically all caught-up with my reading commitments. I can comfortably say, “Hello Summer!” and finally sit down and create my summer reading list. I can’t wait.

This is the last week of school for my kids and also promotion week for my son who is promoting from 6th to 7th. There are lots of end-of-the-year parties to attend and last-minute details to deal with since summer camp begins right after. Sorting through which swimsuits still fit, which ones to toss, you get the idea.

Tonight we are ordering pizza and watching the Laker game. What do you have planned?

20 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: Summer is Almost Here!”

  1. Ti, so sorry to hear you have not been feeling well; hope u r on the mend. Thanks for the heads up on The Passage~~its size is intimidating, but glad to hear it was awesome.

    Have a great week.

  2. I hope you feel better soon.
    I’m just about finished with The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – it is great! I’m waiting for the end of the Blackhawks game to finish the last chapter.

  3. Just picked up Hornet’s Nest for Mike today! My library does not seem to have heard of The Passage, I might have to request it. I’m trying to stop getting so much from the library. I’ve culled almost as much as I can bear from my main TBR shelves and they still overflow by a dozen books or so. I’d like to get it read down a bit so they all fit, which means fewer library books and more reading of books published a year or two (or more) ago.

    1. The Passage comes out officially on Tuesday so perhaps that is why the library can’t seem to find it yet.

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  4. Hey that is definitely looking at the silver lining! I am on a waiting list for The Passage on audio. Just waiting, waiting, waiting! Also waiting on Hornet’s Nest. impatiently. And please let me congratulate you on finishing WH. I bet you were glad to have that mess done once and for all!

  5. Ti, sorry you have not been well. Glad you got to at lest have good books to keep you company. I’m excited about reading THE PASSAGE. I have a copy here, but have some others that I need to get to first. I think you will like THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST. It was a satisfying conclusion of the trilogy for me. Take care the week and don’t forget to breathe! LOL I know how busy those end of school, getting ready for camp days can be.

  6. Ti, I’m sorry it was such a rough weekend. You are a champ for looking at the silver lining. I hope this week goes much better for you! I remember you were looking at some vegetarian/vegan books for cooking to help with health issues. Have you looked at The Kind Diet? It’s got some incredibly tasty looking recipes in it that are very, very clean. Also, I’ve been hearing good things about The Passage… I’ll have to put it on my TBR list!

    1. I’ve cooked a few things out of The Kind Diet book and they were pretty good but it would be hard to cook from it all the time. Too many uniquie ingredients and my kids are still in the picky stage. I just need to think of veganism as a way of life and I keep fighting it.

      1. Too true — would be much harder with kids when they already know what they like. I’m doing the “flirting” part of it to see if it makes a difference. I think cutting down on dairy and sugar is going to be much harder for me than cutting down on meat!

  7. So nice that you can enjoy your summer and have a lot of pleasure reading!! Enjoy “Hornet’s Nest.”

    And hope your health issues clear up soon!

  8. I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well. I”m going to quit complaining about my cold now. At least you felt up to reading–that always helps me feel better.

  9. I hope you are feeling better, Ti.

    So, you think I should set aside my reluctance at buying a giant hardcover with a cliffhanger ending and get The Passage? It’s so tempting. I keep telling myself it’d be better to wait. Better for my bank account. Better for my wrists.

    I hope you are having a good week. I’m battling the stomach flu right now and it’s got me good. Really bad timing too. Oh well.

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