April 8, 2012
Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon (check out other bloggers’ posts by visiting the Facebook page). It is a stunning spring day here in Northern California with azure blue skies and a crisp feel to the air. Later today I’m cooking up an Easter dinner with plenty of leftovers for the rest of the week.
I thought you might enjoy this photo of Raven with her bunny ears on. She was very good while we snapped many pictures trying to get the right one – but then, once we told her we were done, she ripped the ears from her head and shook the you-know-what out of them!
Last week I told you about some of the books I had read, although I did not have reviews up. The reviews are up now and, if you’re interested, here are the links:
- One More Year by Sana Krasikov (collection of short stories) –
- The Garden of Evening Mists by Teoh Yun Ling –
- Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman (collection of short stories) –
I am also happy to tell you that the publisher (Amy Einhorn Books) for The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye is offering a signed, personalized copy of the book to one of my US or Canadian readers. I’m running the giveaway through April 14th (5:00 pm PST) and you can enter by visiting this post.
I am currently laughing my way through Jenny Lawson’s memoir: Let’s Pretend it Never Happened which is on sale this month. She is so totally inappropriate and outrageous. If you want a taste of her writing, check out her very funny blog. I will warn you, however, if you are put off by bad language you might want to steer clear of both the book and blog (clearly, potty mouths and inappropriate humor don’t offend me in the least). I hope to have this one read and reviewed soon.
In quilting news, I have now posted my goals for the Finish Along for the second quarter. I gasped a little when I realized just how many projects I am currently working on…but it is all good! And I am really happy to tell you that I managed to finally finish my ginormous Swoon quilt. You can see all the photos here, but I thought I’d also post a teaser:
So, that is all the news for this week in both reading and quilting. I hope you have a wonderful Easter Sunday and a terrific week ahead!