Okay, so you know how I mentioned my trip to Bart’s Books in yesterday’s Salon Post? Well, we did go to Bart’s and I did take some fabulous pics for the Spotlight on Bookstores post that I’ll be sending to Dawn over at She is Too Fond of Books sometime in July. However, what I definitely did not count on, was all of us getting hit with the same flu bug that hit my son last week.
Imagine me, in a bookstore surrounded by books. Bliss, right? Okay, now imagine me getting queasy around said books. Now imagine the Girl getting queasy and then the Hub. We had to cut the trip short and drive straight home. However, I did check to see if they had any of the books on my list and they did not. It was a sad day in Ti’s world.
When we got home, we all went our separate ways and took comfort the only way we knew how. The Hub took a nap. The Girl sat on the couch and zoned out on Phineas and Ferb and I crashed on the couch with The Link and My Cousin Rachel.
I am completely hooked on these books right now. They are completely different books yet so fascinating that I am actually alternating between the two of them every couple of chapters. So all was not lost. I still managed to spend the day reading and it turned out to be a good day for it.
By the way, we are all much better now 🙂
Southern California has been experiencing the worst case of June Gloom since…I don’t when! Dark skies and cool temps which add up to lots of reading time for me.
However, today it’s sunny! The sky is blue so we are heading to Ojai to visit Bart’s Books. Some of you may recall my post about it. It’s the outdoor bookstore with a ton of charm. If you missed that post, click here to read it. It’s really something. I am going back because the last time I went, I forgot my book list. I am also going back because I am doing a Spotlight on Bookstores post for She Is Too Fond of Books.
Since yesterday was completely gloomy, I sat on the couch and finished Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict. It doesn’t come out until later this month so at the request of the author, I am holding off on the review until its release date. I also started My Cousin Rachel, The Link, and The Shadow of the Wind. I swore that I would not read more than one book at a time but all of these are so good that I cannot put any of them down!
I just made chocolate chip pancakes so the kids are bouncing off the walls. Time to throw myself into the shower and start my day. I am excited about my trip to Bart’s Books. I wonder what treasures I will come up with this time (must print off TBR list now).
What do you have planned today?