The Sunday Salon: Reading Prompts are Everywhere

Hurley Sweatshirt Front View

I’ve been in quite a reading mood lately. I’ve been zipping through the Indie Lit Shortlist for Literary Fiction and enjoying much of it. BUT, The Girl, who is normally a reading fool like her mama, has not been reading too much (three weeks off from school will do that to you). So imagine my surprise when she donned her new Hurley sweatshirt and found this:

Read a Book Tag

Might be a tad hard to see, but right at the hem, on the inside of the jacket, The Girl noticed this imprint or tag for lack of a better word. The tag says “Read a Book.” With so many hoodies incorporating ways to listen to your iPod, I found this incredibly refreshing.

Guess what she did.

Yep, she started to read again.

Thank you Hurley!

Sunday Salon

Today is a rainy, gloomy day here in Southern California. I am chilled to the bone and cannot seem to get warm. Our house is a two-story and when it’s comfortable upstairs, it’s still quite chilly downstairs and I spend most of my time downstairs (of course). I may get the fireplace going in a little bit so I can finish reading C by Tom McCarthy.

Later, we plan to watch some football and spend the day eating football food. When I say I’ll be watching football that means that it will be on, and I will be reading in between plays. I’ve got lots and lots to read. I’m not sure how my pile got so out of control. Now that I am back at work it’s certainly harder to fit the reading time in.

Oh, and I completely forgot that we are picking the Freshman Common Reading book this week which means I have another two books to read before Thursday. Hmmm. I better get off this computer and get cracking.

Happy Sunday to you!


18 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: Reading Prompts are Everywhere”

  1. The read a book prompt is great!

    Stay warm. I’m frozen to the bone right along with you. We got about 2 feet of snow and it’s freezing here. I’m staying in except for taking the dog out – he loves it though!

  2. How cool that you get to help choose the common Freshman reading book! I want your job. 🙂

    My house is the same, upstairs is always warmer than downstairs (so I turn up the heat and then when I go upstairs I’m sweltering). Good luck finishing C today (and staying warm)!

  3. I do not like that chilled to the bone feeling. A fire sounds like the perfect way to warm up.

    It’s fantastic that your daughter’s sweatshirt has such a great message and she took it to heart!

    I’m excited to see you are reading Elegance of a Hedgehog. It’s staring at me from my pile and I hope to pick it up in a week or so.
    I, too, read in between football plays, occasionally missing some good ones (so I’m told!)

    Enjoy your day :o)

    1. We’ll be reading Hedgehog at the same time then. I bought it over a year and a half ago and it if wasn’t for my book club picking it, the poor thing would probably still be sitting on my bookshelf.

  4. I’m heading out to your neck of the woods on Wednesday and it looks to be about 64 degrees in San Diego..much better than 15!! Curl up with the books, the food, and the football. We’re watching the playoff games right now, I’m doing laundry, and worrying about the storm in the southeast that may make my first leg of travel Wednesday a bit hairy!!

    1. Oh! You will be about 170 miles south of me. I will be thinking good weather thoughts for you. Once you get here it will be smooth sailing.

  5. How cool about the sweatshirt! I saw the weather for LA today – I couldn’t believe it! Even San Diego is that cold! We are a little warmer, but I’m still chugging the hot chocolate!

  6. You really do have a lot of reading commitments right now, don’t you? I hope you are enjoying the time and it doesn’t feel like work (which might take some of the fun out of reading, pressure). Some people thrive on deadlines, I don’t like them. 🙂

    Stay warm! We have snow in the forecast on Weds and temps in the 30’s all week.

  7. It has been so very cold here–and going to be colder for a couple of days. Oh, and I agree–I live for Fridays too. 🙂 Hooray for The Girl and her books.

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