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The Sunday Salon: No Snow, Just Sun

The Sunday Salon

This past week, the news kept talkin’ up the big snow storm that was supposed to hit So Cal on Saturday. Friday night was very rainy and cold. Saturday, we felt a few flakes but the entire thing petered out. Today, nothing but sun and blue skies. So my snowy, reading weekend became a weekend to do errands. I hate that.

Off I went to get puppet supplies because The Girl needs to make a puppet of Jane Goodall. I also hit the grocery store, Target and who knows where else. Now that I am done with the errands, the kids and Hub took the Otter Pup (Chloé) to visit with friends so I am free to lounge around and read. I’ve been reading The Little Stranger. Although I am liking it quite a bit, it doesn’t seem to be holding my interest yet.

Later on, I plan to watch all the red carpet action but I’m not sure I’ll view the Oscars in its entirety. I am not a fan of James Franco (the host) but I’ll give him thirty minutes to change my mind.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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Hello, Library. It’s been a long time.

When it comes to my own reading, I find that I’m not a big user of the library system. Why? Well, when I want to read a particular book, I tend to want it read it right then so that’s where my Kindle becomes the most used device in my household, besides my BlackBerry. I love that you can pretty much hold any library item you want, but the waiting…Oh! The waiting drives me nuts. Especially for the most coveted titles. I mean, how can you plan your reading schedule when you are number 210 on a wait list?

Since I work for a university, I hit its library most often since it’s just a quick trot up the stairs. However, our faculty are allowed to check-out titles for a period of TWO years. That’s right. TWO YEARS which basically means that whatever they’ve checked out is never coming back. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a title listed as “on shelf” only for it not to be there.

Yesterday, I remembered that I had to pick-up my book club’s title for next month, A Very Long Engagement. Well, it’s not really a book I want to buy and it’s not a book I want to get on my Kindle either, so I took a chance and hit the university library to see if it was there. Lo and behold, it was and guess what else was there?

A Very Long Engagement

Looks a bit steamy, eh?

The Little Stranger

I’ve been wanting to read this one for ages.

It’s funny how a successful trip to the library can renew all the warm, fuzzy feelings you once felt for it. I go all the time for the kids, but it’s nice to actually find something for myself and it didn’t even cost me a dime. Gotta love that.