The Sunday Salon: Lunch + Bloggers + Book Shopping = BLISS

Book Blogger Lunch

Yesterday, a group of us bloggers met for lunch in Santa Barbara. Helen, offered up her home, which was very nice of her, and we had a fabulous time. The Hub and kids dropped me off at her house and then headed to the beach. Don’t you love it? I go off to enjoy “me” time and send the Fam to the beach. We met up for dinner later though.

Top Row, Left to Right:

Florinda – The 3 R’s
Jill/Softdrink – Fizzy Thoughts
Amy – My Friend Amy
Leah – Amused by Books

Bottom Row, Left to Right:

Helen – Helen’s Book Blog
Danielle & her son Jase – There’s a Book

After lunch, some of us headed over to Chaucer’s Books on State Street. I visit Santa Barbara all the time but have never been to Chaucer’s so it was a real treat.

Chaucer's Books Santa Barbara

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What I Purchased:

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

I am working through Orwell’s lesser known works. I really enjoyed Coming Up for Air so I have high hopes for this one as well.Β  As for Lord of the Flies, it’s one of my favorite books, but the copy I own is falling apart so I picked up this version which includes an introduction by E.M. Forster.

Sunday Salon

Today, I plan to finish Invisible. It’s one of those very strange books that sort of resembles an acid trip, or what I think an acid trip would be like since I’ve never actually dropped acid. Later, lunch with the Fam and then tonight I am sneaking away for dinner with some friends from book club. I know! I am once again abandoning the children. The shame.

Tomorrow, I start my Contemporary Lit class. It’s wonderful because I am not taking it for credit so I should be able to really enjoy it and not feel pressured by it.

On Tuesday, I will be reading the book that everyone will be reading. I just wish I had taken the day off from work. It will be hard to read it while I work.

Oh well, off to eat some breakfast. Hope you have a great Sunday!

27 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: Lunch + Bloggers + Book Shopping = BLISS”

  1. Ti, I was just over on Florinda’s blog and saw that lovely picture of all of you. So pretty. Looks like you guys had a great time and such a nice bookstore.

    Good luck with your class. Yes, Tuesday is a big day (can’t wait!). Have a good week!

  2. Weird. I went to my Feedly page and what did I see but the same photo on two different blogs: yours and Florinda’s. For a moment, I thought that’s mean I only need to go visit one of them. πŸ˜‰ But then I decided to come and see you both.

    Re: the bookstore: Oooooh…aaaaah.

    Re: your contemporary lit class. Who are some of the authors that you’ll be reading there?

  3. Sounds like you are having a fabulous weekend!

    I might be one of the only ones not interested in the Collins series… at least I know why – I don’t understand or enjoy Dystopian! I have tried a few books and it’s not for me. I say this with pride! HA

    I hope the book lives up to the hype, I really do or we will be reading alot of posts from unhappy people.

    Enjoy tonight!

  4. I knew that I should have flaked on the library’s festival and joined you guys! Rats, but I was able to enjoy a day celebrating crafts and reading with people, so it was all good:)

  5. Great pictures from Chaucer’s! The setup there reminded me of a library almost more than a bookstore. And great seeing you too, of course :-). We really need to do these things more often than just at the Festival of Books.

    I must have missed the post about your Contemporary Lit class – it looks good! I really liked parts of Atonement, but I loved Middlesex. Reading in the context of a classroom setting feels different, but I’m sure it’ll be interesting.

  6. How much fun to meet up with other book bloggers! I can’t imagine. I’ve actually never met another one in person. I’ve met plenty of fashion, design, and entertainment bloggers (they are popular where I live) but no book bloggers. Would love to have something for California book bloggers to get together. Am always jealous when I hear about Natasha’s great Utah blogger events!

  7. How could a day be any better? I don’t know a couple of those bloggers, so I am going to have to look them up. And don’t remind me about Mockingjay! I have pre-ordered the audio but it will take a few days to arrive, then however long for the kids and I to listen. I am so excited!!!

  8. What fun and Chaucer’s looks like a fantastic place. It sounds like you all had a lovely time. There are a couple of bloggers in that group that i don’t know so I will definitely check them out!

  9. Great post and it was so much fun to meet everyone! I wish I could have made it to Chaucer’s with all of you, but I”ll be there Tuesday getting my copies of Mockingjay and other books for my school

  10. Wish I had that many bloggers who lived around me!! The bookstore is a slice of heaven!! I’m going to have to buy that book this weekend! Enjoy πŸ˜€

  11. It looks like you guys had a great time! I was on vacation, so I didn’t get to start reading Mockingjay until Wednesday night, and I didn’t finish it until this morning. πŸ™‚

  12. What fun to get together with so many other bloggers! And now you’ve introduced me to some new bloggers. Chaucers looks great–I’ll bet you visit it again the next time you get to Santa Barbara!

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