The Sunday Salon: My Bookish Weekend

The Sunday Salon

The clouds are rolling in and I’ve got Cacciatore cooking for dinner. The house smells wonderful. It’s been a busy morning but I’ve finally got a moment to sit down and catch-up with you all.

Yesterday, I got to meet-up with one of my favorite bloggers for a bit of book shopping and lunch.I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally meet her in person! I’ve been talking to her for so long.

Wallace from Unputdownables

Yes!! That’s Wallace from Unputdownables! She’s also the founder of the Indie Lit Awards which is in its second year! We met-up for a little book shopping. Well, she tried to shop but I talked too much.

I spent most of my time in this section.

Fiction Aisle

I swear. To the bookstore staff, we must have looked like life-long friends because we could not stop talking. After I forced myself to stop talking, I found the bookstore cat, who would not let me take a picture AND a white chihuahua who scared the hell out of me in the children’s section. BUT, it was so much fun to be in a bookstore with another blogger.

After browsing, we ate lunch and talked some more. We also saw a celebrity. Yep, Mark Ruffalo. I didn’t drool over him or anything. I played it cool, as did Wallace when she pointed him out to me.

We had a great time. This is what I bought.

Book Stack

Even after consulting Goodreads mobile on my phone, I still managed to purchase a book I already have. The funny thing is that I mentioned how I didn’t want to do that and that’s exactly what I did. I had totally forgotten that I had A Reliable Wife on my Kindle.

I’m so glad Wallace could visit with me for the afternoon. It was so much fun and she’s exactly how I pictured her.

Right now, I am going to remove the Otter Pup from my cozy spot on the couch and try to finish The Gin and Chowder Club. Don’t worry. She prefers my lap anyway.

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! It’s about to rain here and I sort of hope it does. Except, my car is clean which sort of stinks but it makes for great reading weather.

29 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: My Bookish Weekend”

  1. Oooh…that sounds like so much fun…where did you go for lunch…I can’t wait to start the Gin and Chowder Club…it looks yummy…so glad you had a great Saturday…

    We are having pasta tonight…the smell of sauce is heavenly!!!

    1. We went to this deli. I can’t recall if it even had a name. I just remember the deli part. I had tuna on salad. Exciting I know but I am on day 4 of no gluten so that was a good option.

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  2. Excellent. It’s always cool getting together with other bloggers, which we’ve only done once…well, not counting my wife, my sister and I all are bloggers and we get together, but I know that doesn’t count.

    But where’s the photo of you and Wallace with Mark Ruffalo? I don’t believe you. 😉

    1. Well, I hate photos of myself and Mark was sitting quietly with a friend so we refrained. Wallace will have to back me up.

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  3. You should probably share that wonderful cacciatore recipe 😉
    I’m always second guessing myself when I’m shopping…I have so many books, I read about so many books, and I see so many in bookstores that I can’t always keep the categories straight :/

  4. Yes! I’m backing you up on Mark Ruffalo… he’s one of my favorite sitings because I like him so much!

    To all her readers who want to know more about her: It was awesome meeting Ti… she’s EXACTLY like what you think she is like; smart, funny, down to earth, etc. Always thought she’d be normal but was relieved to find out that she was (and that four hours FLEW by like they were 20 minutes). It was really fun to be at a bookstore with someone who can hold their own with the amount of time that I like to spend browsing. Ti and I are in the same category of could-browse-books-forever type of book shopper.

    And just to clarify, Ti meant to say that I talked HER ear off, but she was too polite to mention it. 🙂

    1. I’d love to someday meet you. I’ve met several of the bloggers I converse with. Just working my way through 🙂

  5. What a wonderful afternoon! It sounds like you and Wallace had a lot of fun & an interesting day…books, animals, Mark Ruffalo, food, friends…sounds like an ideal day!

    I like the books you bought, too and admit I laughed a bit that you bought one you already had despite checking it out. Actually i think that’s pretty easy to do between kindle and paper books. I just hope you like The Reliable Wife when you finally read it!

  6. I will be interested to hear about The Gin and Chowder Club. I have been looking at the great cover at the store for a couple of weeks.
    So cool to meet up with another book blogger. There is no one around my neck of the woods who blogs about books.

    And, I really enjoyed The Reliable Wife.

  7. Seeing Mark Ruffalo in person would cause a “cleanup in aisle 3” just to mop up the drool. Man alive, you lucky girl 😀 Book shopping with someone who loves it as much as you do is the best, isn’t it?

    1. Your “clean-up” comment made me laugh out loud. Wallace and I played it sooo cool. We just walked on by him. I debated tripping and falling into his arms but I didn’t want to cause a scene.

  8. Sounds fantastic…except for being frightened by a dog!! And Mark Ruffalo … wow zee!! Me likes him. And despite everything I forget, I don’t forget which books I already own … but I suspect I don’t own as many as you.

  9. Great to hear you are having fun day out with blogger and book stores! I’ll be interested to hear what you think about Reliable Wife!

  10. That sounds like so much fun! I am curious how the chihuahua scared you – that part made me laugh out loud.

    I found the Reliable Wife book on my shelf a couple of days ago and was completely surprised. I had no idea that I owned it. 🙂 Thankfully I haven’t purchased duplicate books in a while. We’ll see how long that lasts though.

    1. Well first off, the bookstore has a bookstore cat, but not a dog so I wasn’t expecting to see one. I was crouched down, looking at the bottom shelf in the children’s section and saw a flash of white. I knew the bookstore cat was tortoise shell and then when I turned back towards the books the pup jumped at me. He was all white. Looked like a Ghost Pup. LOL. He was playful, but a 42-year-old crouching, does not have the best balance. Ha!

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