Sunday, April 15, 2012

~ The Sunday Salon: Is it Spring or Summer?! ~

April is turning out to be great outdoor reading weather! It’s almost 80 degrees today -unfortunately with a slight bit of humidity - but sunny with a breeze. Perfect for sitting on the deck putting my feet up, a tall glass of half and half on the deck next to me (half iced tea/half lemonade) and a good book (today it’s This Life Is In Your Hands: A Memoir by Melissa Coleman). Now if only the sun would bake away my cold I’d really be rockin’! I haven’t been blogging much or visiting blogs as much as I’d like or responding to comments because I’ve been dealing with a bad cold that’s just kicking my butt. I’ve been sooooo tired, it’s ridiculous. I don’t like it! But this morning I woke up feeling stronger and better than I have in a while. So far, so good! (Fingers-crossed!)

The cats are lovin’ the warmth and the sun. They lie stretched out anywhere the sun is shining from the windowsill to the front steps to the middle of the sidewalk. They loll around, drunk on the sun, occasionally shifting position, lazily waving their tails if somebody stops to say hi. I recently found out that my furry felines can be referred to as a clowder- a group or cluster of cats. I can’t believe I didn’t know that. It sure is about time I learned it!
UPDATE: The Bunny-Cat, named Angel by my 11-year old neighbor, I posted about in a March Sunday Salon post is still around. Angel comes around in the early mornings or evenings and sits on the front lawn, plays with some of the other cats and chases bugs. Angel shows n interest in food which, in my experience, is odd for a cat and Angel looks as if she hasn’t missed many meals. I prefer homeless cats be a little chunky rather than too thin. Angel has hopped up on the windowsill a few more times, but once she sees a human being (Ack!!) she turns and runs. I’m hoping that will change. I want to clean Angel up, get her to a vet and give her some TLC .

I’ve been reading a lot the last couple of weeks but haven’t been very good about reviews. I just haven’t felt like writing then. I have some scheduled reviews due this week so I hope that’ll get my writing juices flowing!  I have been working on a post about SEO but I realized while writing up what I learned that I still don’t quite get ‘title tags’ and a couple of other things. I’m want to figure it out this week and will add it to my post to share with you! I noticed the Facebook “like” button suddenly disappeared from my blog posts. I’d like to figure out what happened to it!

I’m finishing up This Life Is In Your Hands by Melissa Coleman. It’s a very interesting and compelling book and so sad in some parts. I’m also reading Pocket Kings by Ted Heller and Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekannen. These books are all so different and all so very good. I'm going to try to start Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo or Open City by Teju Cole this week.  There are so many good books available it's hard to decide!

What are you reading today? I hope it’s something good!
Enjoy your day and have a great week!


  1. Our hot summer weather has left for a little while, thankfully. It's 79 here today but we don't consider that hot.

    I've read up on SEO and tried a few of the tips and haven't noticed a difference in traffic. Have you?

    Have a great week!

  2. My review for the Katherine Boo book is scheduled for tomorrow! I keep forgetting I have Open City.. I really want to read it but I'm sort of afraid it'll be a difficult read for some reason.

  3. It is very warm here too, but overcast. I finished up a couple of audiobooks doing some chores. Hope your cold is on it's way somewhere else!

  4. It's been in the mid 80s here today. I spent at least an hour on the deck reading in the sun. So relaxing!

    So sorry you have a cold. This is a miserable time of year to be sick. Get well soon!!

  5. Crazy weather indeed...scary really. Amy, I know totally what you mean about not feeling like writing reviews, but no problem reading. That is how i was for many week and they last week I caught up as I was on a roll, except for (1) review. We gotta do what feels right.

    Stay cool tomorrow:)

  6. I think I have the same cold!! It is a doozy. It was so nice outside today that I went out on the deck to read and promptly fell asleep!

  7. I had to send Behind the Beautiful Forevers back to the library unread, but it looks so interesting that I had to get right back on the hold list! We actually hit 90 in Syracuse on Monday, but it's back to the 50's today. Hope you're having a great week, Amy.

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