Sunday Salon: After the Storm


Goings-On:
This week… yeah. Had a huge storm with flooding here. We have severe thunderstorms fairly often here, but wow. I’ve never seen damage like this unless it was due to a tropical storm or hurricane. My neighborhood is fine, but many of those around me suffered major damage. Want to help a bookish non-profit get back on its feet? Please see my post about Open Books, a completely volunteer-run bookstore that sends books free of charge to prisoners throughout Florida.

The sun came out Thursday and we enjoyed beautiful, cool temperatures. The schools were closed, so C had plenty of neighborhood kids to play with during the day. I sat on my porch and read and read and read: about 720 pages in all this week!

Recently Finished:


Currently Reading:
Countdown City by Ben Winters. The Last Policeman was so good, I had to start the second book in the trilogy right away.

Can’t Wait To Read:
The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma
Problems with People by David Guterson

This Week:
Tomorrow my spouse¬†and I celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. We were smart getting married on Cinco de Mayo: drink specials! I also have rehearsals this week for a performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor. Lots and lots of notes, but I’m so excited to play this monumental piece.

Giveaway:
Don’t forget, my Amy Tan giveaway ends tonight. Enter for your chance to win a copy of The Joy Luck Club from Penguin Books!