Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Salon ~ Slow, Sultry Days of Summer ~ Good for Reading and Blogging!

Another Sunday! It's amazing how quickly the weeks go by. I was amazed when I read in a couple of blogger's Sunday Salon posts last week their children start school in less than a month...for the school year! I'm still feeling that summer has barely begun! I love Autumn, though...true Autumn with the leaves changing color and the cool days with a slight breeze, the air feels different. Still, there are things I want to do this summer...see a few of the night time movies on the big screen being held outdoors in several spots around Brooklyn and Manhattan and get to a Cyclones Game at the Coney Island Stadium on the water. Better get planning!




I'm still working on I'm Amy and I'm Disabled! I spent a lot of the week reading websites for different disability-related organizations as well as articles about McCune-Albright's Syndrome, medical research, disabilities and advocacy work. I have found quite a few disabled organizations websites as well as blogs for organizations and individuals abandoned or that haven't been updated for a year or more which is kind of sad and a little discouraging. But there are plenty of orgs. still active. The MAGIC Foundation is an organization I belonged to several years ago that offers support and information to the families of children affected by diseases and disorders related to growth issues...MAS falls under this topic. Although MAGIC is geared towards families with children, they have some great information and connections. Every summer they sponsor a convention in Chicago for members with MAS and Fibrous Dysplasia. I'm going to re-instate my membership with them and "friended" their FB page. I've also signed up with The Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation which has a great website. I'm still trying to figure out how to let people on-line know about my blog. I'm thinking about linking to Twitter. I have an account now but it's mostly book-related. I think talking about myself and, more specifically, my diability and issues related to disabilities and the disabled generally, might make some people uncomfortable. I don't want to lose people from my book blog or Twitter account. But, on the other hand... So you see, I'm still thinking and figuring what to do, how to go about this!




I really felt like reading this week ~ Yay! My problem is that I wanted to read so many, too many, of the books I plan to read in the next few months right now! I managed to rein myself in, though. I have a few pages left in Strange Relation by Rachel Hadas and the same with The Sweetness of Tears by Nafisi Haji. I unexpectedly received Cleaning Nabokov's House By Leslie Daniels this week. I signed up to review it for Crazy Book Tours months ago but wasn't sure when it was coming. It's light and funny but also sad and a bunch of other things so I'm enjoying it. I also started Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman, which, so far, is funny, slightly sardonic, intriguing, fantastic! And, of course, The Foreigners by Maxine Swann is going along very well. It's a unique and unusual book and I'm loving that!




What are you reading and enjoying this Sunday?
Enjoy, Stay cool, Read something great!

13 comments:

  1. I think it's great that you are getting so involved with your new website, and can't wait to get a look at it when it's done! I wouldn't worry too much about alienating readers who are interested in books. You've got to take a chance, ya know? And when an issue is as close to your heart as this one obviously is, it's an even bigger reason to take a chance. I am hoping to start The Foreigners and Domestic Violets myself this week, and am looking forward to both. I can't wait to see what you think!

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  2. I've been really curious about Domestic Violets...it is on my Amazon Vine list this week.

    Cleaning Nabokov's House is another one I'm interested in.

    Your organizations sound awesome.

    Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

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  3. I read Cleaning Nabokov's House this month too. Hope you enjoy it.

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  4. I think it is wonderful that you are taking on a new blog ... and I think it will be one that will be well-received and full of lots of give and take. I'm sure it will take some time to find your audience but it will get there. Good luck with it!

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  5. I don't have to worry about it anymore, but school starts in two and a half weeks here. Time does pass all too quickly.

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  6. Yes, it's getting close to that time... we take one of twins to school next weekend, move my oldest daughter home from her internship the following weekend, and then to college the weekend after that! August will be busy.

    Glad to hear you got so much reading done. I finished The Language of Baklava today and read a couple of Hemingway's short stories.

    Have you thought about a separate twitter account for your new blog? That addresses the concerns you mentioned... don't know if I could keep two straight, but it might work for you.

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  7. Good luck with the second blog. Keepinn two blogs will be hard work, but I'm sure your new one will be even more rewarding than the book one as it will help a lot of people. Good luck getting it off the ground.

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  8. Hope you get to see all the movies you want this summer. Happy reading as well. I look forward to your reviews. They always inspire me to run and get a book!

    Have a great week ahead Amy. Hello to the kitties. :)

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  9. And best of luck with your new blog!

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  10. Oh crap! I have a book tour for Domestic Violets this month and haven't read it yet!! You just reminded me!

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  11. I can't believe it's August already! I feel like the summer just started. Maybe I need to move somewhere that has longer summers :)

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  12. I know, how is the summer already almost over? The weather has just become hot & dry for us, so it really feels like summer has just begun. So this week I'm packing as many evening summer activities in as I can - outdoor movie, fireworks, and outdoor theatre. Whew. I hope you're able to do all the outdoor summertime activities you want to!

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  13. Summer 2011 is going by too fast! Not too many more days to read, swim and sip Slurpees. :) I'm reading CLOSE YOUR EYES by Amanda Eyre Ward this week. Happy Sunday!

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