Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Sunday Salon
It is a nothing-to-do, nowhere to be type of Sunday that comes on the heels of a busier-than-usual Saturday, making it completely justifiable to still be pajama-clad on the couch at 2:30 in the afternoon.
I'm catching up on blogs, The Husband is watching our Eagles, and the crockpot is cooking this week's Sunday soup (Slow Cooked Broccoli Soup with Garlic and Olive Oil), Hopefully I'll have a chance to read some of what will be my 60th book of the year (Come to Me, Stories by Amy Bloom).
Yes, indeed ... Come to Me marks a record number of books for me. We're at that time of the year when we start to see our reading year start to crystallize in terms of records set and challenges met, which is always kind of fun. I've finished five of my Reading Challenges so far (Women Unbound, Support Your Local Library, All Things Alcott, Essay Reading, and my own Memorable Memoir Challenge). Considering I signed up for a ridiculous number of challenges this year, I'm pretty pleased.
I also started and finished Heather O'Neill's debut novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals, one that I hadn't heard of until I was browsing in the library stacks. This is a Harper Perennial book, and while not quite as strong as some of the other HP novels I've read, this is very good. It's about a 12 year old girl named Baby (her real name) who is neglected by her 25 year old father Jules (yeah, do the math) and falls victim - despite her resistance - to the lure of street life. Very sobering and kind of gritty.
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