Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Salon

What a lazy weekend! It was just so nice outside, it was hard to be inside cleaning. I have managed to get a lot of reading done. I suddenly realized that I have a book that needs to be done in the next couple of days for a book club so I'm racing through that one. Fortunately, I'm really enjoying it.

Yesterday we went to a 90th birthday party for my mom's cousin, one of the sweetest ladies I know and so witty. When I was growing up, we lived in the same town as Margaret and her husband, Chet. His name was one of the first words I said. Sadly, you can imagine how "Chet" came out of the mouth of a toddler. My mom tells me Chet loved to have me say it again and again. I got to meet a cousin at the party that I have never met before. Where have they been hiding him? He is funny and warm and friendly and I'm feeling a little gyped not to have known him sooner.

Added to my TBR list this week:
Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Toibin
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley

I'm adding them faster than I'm reading them. Do you have this problem?


  1. I think my bigger problem is buying them faster than I'm reading them. If I stopped buying books for 5 years, I'd still probably have a good pile that I haven't read yet (and this is assuming that I'm not working or going to college/law school).

  2. Take a look at my to be read list and you'll see I definitely have the same problem, lol!

  3. I have the same problem too!! Have to love the influence COL has on us chicks!!

  4. My "to be read" pile is always much taller than my "recently read" pile. What's a book lover to do?

    LOL on the Chet thing. I got a chuckle out of that.

  5. Adding books to my TBR list faster than I am reading them? Not me. (Yeah right!)
    I've actually decided I am not reading any more books in 2009 that are not already on my list. And even then I won't get through the list by the end of the year. But at least it won't be any longer! :-)

  6. I had resolved not to add anything to my TBR list until I had several recommendations for it so I really knew it was worth reading. But if you look at enough blogs and/or belong to Chick on Lit, it's still pretty easy for the list to grow.

  7. lol-I'm always adding them faster than I can read them. Then I look at the piles and feel overwhelmed because I want to be reading them all. That's one thing-book blogs are bad for the wishlists but I love it!