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The Sunday Salon: School is out!

The Boy has been out of school for a while but The Girl just finished this past Friday (thank goodness!) No more homework! No more speeches! At least, for a little while. I can’t tell you how happy I am about it. It’s like, summer has finally started. Sort of. Still cool here in So Cal but I love it.

Yesterday, I got to spend more time with bloggers. Fizzy Jill emailed me last-minute and asked if I wanted to meet-up with her at Vroman’s. Wallace was also joining us for the fun so I cleared my calendar and headed to Pasadena to see this lady:

Erica Bauermeister
Erica Bauermeister

Erica Bauermeister is most known for her first book, The School of Essential Ingredients, but she was there last night promoting her new book, Joy for Beginners. It was a very casual, laid back reading and I must say, I really liked her personality. I’ve not read anything by her but I know she has a pretty good following from her first novel.  I’d like to read her first book as I am a total foodie. However, the bookstore did not have it on the shelf. Can you believe that?

After the reading and some browsing, we headed across the street to check out a Thai restaurant I had Googled. It was pretty good and I’m pretty picky about Thai food. If you are ever in the area, give Nine & Nine a try.

After our meal we just hung around and talked about blogging. It was great to just kick-back with friends and talk books.

What did I end up buying?

Nesbo Double Header

My obsession with Jo Nesbø continues.I like how Sandy tried to steal him from me when she visited Norway. TRIED being the operative word here. She couldn’t find him! I guess he’s saving himself for me.

Today I had to run a bunch of errands and I am just now able to sit down. The Hub is not feeling all that great so he is napping (I suppose the evening with the kids wiped him out). I’m about to plop down to finish The London Train (in between loads of laundry of course) and we’ve got nothing special planned for dinner. Maybe some roasted tomatoes, gluten-free pasta and shaved parmesan?

Hope you are enjoying a nice, lazy day. That’s what Sundays are supposed to be. Now if someone would explain that to The Family then I’d love you forever.

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.