Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Day of Rest



This is how we relax around my place, cats and books. I've needed some time lately to catch up, so one of my readers, Donna in Connecticut, suggested I take Sundays as catch-up days. Thanks, Donna, for the great suggestion!  I'll still have blog postings on Sundays, but I know there aren't quite as many people reading today. A lot of us take Sundays as a day for ourselves, days of rest. If I just ask you to tell me what you're reading, I don't have to have finished a book and hustle to get it reviewed.

I'm planning to spend my day reading. I'm finishing Louise Penny's The Beautiful Mystery. I'll still drop by once in a while today to check on comments. Enjoy your day of rest. But, if you happen to stop by, drop me a note. I'd love to know what you're reading today.

23 comments:

Karen B said...

I have quite a few books that I've started but just couldn't get into so I'm trying again and giving them the 50 page test. First one bit the dust last night!

Enjoy your day!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, that's a lot of books! I'm reading The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March.

Carol N Wong said...

Enjoy your rest.That is a lot of books!

Gayle said...

I'm glad your having time to yourself. I'm reading New Year's Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. Happy relaxing Sunday. Gayle

Judy Starbuck said...

I'm reading Gone Girl. I'm anxious to see what the big buzz is all about. So far I'm fascinated.

Kay said...

So glad you're having a day for resting & fun reading, Lesa! Saturdays are usually my goof off day of the week. Sundays are for laundry & getting ready for the week ahead.

I'm playing "catch-up" with a pile of RT Book Reviews magazines. I got really behind while we were so busy with Louis' radiation treatments. So, I'm finally nearing the end of reading them. I really mark each issue up, I mark websites, authors I want to learn more about, any contests that I may want to enter, and I mark the books I want to read, buy, whatever.

Then I go back & devote a page to each issue's 'wants' & put them in my huge binder so that any trips to the used bookstores, yard sales, library sales, whatever, I have a list I can carry with me. Too many times I've gone without the list & carried home something I've already read or gotten. Is the only way I can keep up with my fibro/lupus brain & what I've read! LOL

Sounds like a lot of work but it really isn't if I manage to keep up instead of piling up 8 issues to slog through.

Lesa said...

Karen,

I'll give books the 50 page test, and if I get past the 50 pages, and find myself setting the book aside and moving to something else, I know I'm not really interested.

Lesa said...

Kathy!

I'm on the waiting list for that Meryl Streep novel. It looks good.

Lesa said...

I am enjoying it, Carol. Sitting here with Josh all curled up in my lap as I type. Have a good day yourself!

Lesa said...

Thank you, Gayle! My mother enjoys that quilting series. Popular author.

Lesa said...

Judy, I'll be interested to see what you think of Gone Girl. You already know I was a little disappointed.

Lesa said...

I do laundry on Sundays as well, Kay. Easy to do while reading. My problem is, I tend to get caught up in the book, and forget about the laundry. I've sometimes forgotten to get the laundry out because I was so engrossed I didn't hear the machine stop. I love lazy weekend days!

Carol M said...

I haven't bought a copy of Louise Penny's The Beautiful Mystery yet. I do want to read it!

I'm finishing up a copy of Blue Suede Clues by Daniel Klein that I found in the back of my closet! lol

Have a nice day!

Lesa said...

It's wonderful, Carol. Louise Penny's books slow me down. There is so much detail that I want to read them carefully.

Sandra said...

I'm finishing up The Crowded Grave by Martin Walker and wishing I was in Dordogne eating foie gras and a glass of Monbazillac in my hands with my friends. Really I have friends there in a little village called Le Fleix. I'm seeing Louise Penny in Madison CT her annual book stop so I'll have to wait to read the book when I get it there with her inscription. Hope you are enjoying it.

Karen C said...

Enjoy the day! I'm currently reading Merciless by Mary Burton. Just finished Don't Say a Word by Beverly Barton.

Lesa said...

Are you doing "B"s, Karen? I am enjoying the day. Hope yours is relaxing!

Lesa said...

Sandra,

And, I'm wishing I was sitting in a monastery listening to Gregorian chant. I know. A very odd wish, but you'll understand when you read Louise Penny's book. It's magnificent.

Karen C said...

Oh, my. Wasn't deliberate - just grabbed what I had been wanting to read/what sounded good.

Sandra said...

Lesa I was in that monastery last year when she was writing the book. It's very modern but very tranquil and they make great cheese;) Didn't get to hear any chant though when we were there. It's in the Eastern townships of Quebec less than an hour north of the border.

SandyG265 said...

We just finished listening to the audio book of Lucid Intervals by Stuart Wood. I'm also reading Tempest's Fury by Niccole Peeler.

Lesa said...

Sandra,

It's chocolate blueberries in the book, not cheese. I would have loved to have heard the chants there.

Lesa said...

Thanks, everyone for letting us know what you're reading. I finished Louise's book. Review up tomorrow.