I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was very nice as we got together with friends and enjoyed a meal at a tapas bar and stayed out late laughing and sharing stories of travels. We need to do that more often. with regards to bookishness though we did go to Borders and our plans to share one last books and date night at our favorite spot were thwarted as the cafe section has already been closed down.
Darn. I feel like I didn’t even get to say “good-bye” to our favorite friday night hangout in a proper way. The sales have already started and as we were there we figured we might as well as look around. Most of the books were on sale for 20% off the list price but the magazines where on sale for 40% off list price. My husband was able to get a bunch of the graphic design and art magazines he enjoys and I stocked up on a few crafty magazines.
My best find though was Granta’s Best of Young Spanish Novelists issue. It features stories from writers from Boliva, Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and Mexico. I can’t wait to read this because as far as I can tell, all of these writers are new to me. What a find.
With regards to reading this weekend, I’ve been able to catch up a bit but my reading has really been “off” this month. I’ve had two DNFs which I’ll tell you about later and I still have books I’m trying to finish from January. Anyway, I’m almost done with Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt which has been good in that it helped me get out of a slight reading funk I think I was in after those DNFs.
So that’s about it. Yep, I missed the Sunday Salon and didn’t get to bunch of other things but I’m feeling a bit more relaxed after my little blog break so I’m looking forward to catching up with you guys! So tell me, what have I missed?