Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Salon - It's Memorial Day Weekend!

In the U.S. we consider Memorial Day the beginning of summer, although officially the calendar says it's June 21st. The weather we are having this weekend definitely feels like summer to me. Today we were sitting on our deck - my husband listening to the radio, me reading. It was so relaxing and I intend to do more of this for the rest of the holiday weekend :)

This week I finished reading Sea Changes. You can read my review here. I loved this book. Very touching and emotional. I was also lucky enough to interview the author of the book, Gail Graham, and you can check out my interview here. She is a very interesting lady.

I'm now reading Synarchy, Book #1 The Awakening by DCS. I'll be reviewing this book on June 15th and then hosting a blog tour. I've never hosted a blog tour before, so this should be a lot of fun.

In the car, I'm listening to Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. I love the characters in this book and I'm enjoying it very much. I used to adore this author, but then I had so many books in my TBR, I just hadn't gotten around to reading anymore of her books. I'm glad to see she still writes heartwarming books.

I'm not really sure what books I'll get to this week. I have three reviews to do - The Girl Who Loved Swimming, Made in the U.S.A, and Bella Ella by J Lou McCartney. McCartney wrote The DeMarco Empire, which I reviewed here . I loved The DeMarco Empire, so I'm thrilled to get a preview of her second book. It's not yet scheduled to be published.

I plan to spend the rest of my holiday weekend relaxing and getting more reading done. My favorite things! What are you doing this weekend?


  1. Currently reading a novel on WWII. Now Silence by Tori Warner Shepard.

    Here is my TSS post

  2. It's been throwing me off all day reading that today is the beginning of Summer. I want to shout out, "Not yet! Don't rush it!" Haha! I guess I'm more of a traditionalist because it doesn't begin for me until June 21st. Or at least not until all the schools in the area are out for the summer, which won't be for another couple of weeks.

    I have a copy of Firefly Lane waiting to be read. I am glad you are enjoying the audio version.

    I'm having a much needed quiet weekend. I hope to fit in some reading shortly. I got a little in yesterday, but none so far today. So much for the best laid plans. Have a great week, Yvonne!


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