Hello Saloners and regular readers! How are you? I’m doing well, minus the rings that are probably forming around my eyes. Why, you ask? Because, I fell asleep last night with my face plastered the book I was reading and didn’t think to wake up and move it until 5:45, but then I couldn’t get back to sleep. None of this is necessarily a bad thing, because I was completely engrossed in the book I was reading! I didn’t fall asleep because it was boring, just because I wanted to keep reading it, but eventually could not stay awake. I officially read 327 pages yesterday. That’s a lot for me. My dad and two little sisters came to visit yesterday too, so I didn’t even have a full day of reading. I’m reading The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb, which first of all is an amazing title. Second of all, I love the cover. Third of all, it’s amazing. I’m only really half way through, but I’m so impressed. It’s going to be hard to concentrate on all the homework I have to do today. I had been staying away from Wally Lamb after all the horrible things I’d heard about She’s Come Undone, but I read a review at the Bluestocking Society that said they too were put off by the lewdness of She’s Come Undone, so I jumped into this one. I’m so glad I did! It’s amazing.
Also this week, I finished The Wood Wife, which was superb. My dad also let me go to the bookstore and pick out some books I wanted. So I got: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, because I wanted my own copy. The Complete Poems: 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop and American Primitive: Poems by Mary Oliver. I’m really excited about all three!
Have a happy holiday today, everyone! Whether your celebrating Easter, Passover, or just plain Sunday.