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The Sunday Salon: The Leaves are Falling

Sunday Salon

I woke up this morning to a beautiful day. It’s sunny, the sky is blue but it’s cold and windy for California. This wind has taken care of the few leaves left on the trees and it’s finally beginning to feel like fall around here. Nothing’s worse than cooking a turkey in 100 degree weather and let me tell you, it has happened many, many times. Hopefully the cooler weather will stick.

I am in a pretty good mood today. I got my car back from the body shop! I am so glad to be back in my own car. I am also looking forward to Moby Dick Monday which starts tomorrow! This is where a handful of bloggers read four pages of Moby Dick each day and will post about it each Monday. Another blogger suggested that we divide it up by chapters but that would be entirely too organized for me so we’ll stick with the four pages. Of course, you can read more than that per day but four pages seems doable. Let me know if you want to join us. I am also excited over my guest post with Booking Mama this Thursday where I talk about my book club.

Right now I am overwhelmed with homework. Trying to help the kids get a handle on it and then depending on how that goes, we may hit the mall or the bookstore. I’m sure you can guess which one I’d prefer.

As for books and reading, I am currently reading Her Fearful Symmetry and I am enjoying it so far.


Oh! And look what a kind blogger (Jill over at Rhapsody in Books) sent! She sent my son Nerds by Michael Buckley and she sent my daughter a copy of Angels by Chuck Fischer. The agreement is that my son would read the book and then post a review. However, after reading 50 pages he decided that this book is a bit juvenile for him so I am going to pass this one on to Dawn for her son. I will be popping it into the mail sometime this week. Thanks Jill! As you can see from the photo above you made my daughter’s day!

I have nothing special planned for our Sunday meal today. I was at the market getting stuff for our Thanksgiving meal and neglected to buy any food for the week. How did I manage to do that?

What do you have planned for today?

Confessions of a Reader: FYI

Confessions of a Reader

I’ve decided to change these posts to once a month and will post on the first Saturday of each month. For those that have been participating or commenting, thanks so much for doing so.  I’ve enjoyed your posts and comments and look forward to reading more of them.