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I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

The Sunday Salon -- June 20, 2010

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Happy Fathers' Day to all the wonderful dads out there, and especially to my darling dad who I miss so much!

I just woke up bleary-eyed some time back. Though it's past 10 am, Sundays are usually sleep-in days for me. Moreover, I sat up late night reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld with Kai of Fiction State of Mind. I LOVED Leviathan and also enjoyed reading it with Kai and tweeting about it. This is the first time I did a read and tweet along with someone, and it was so much fun, I can't wait to do it again! That Kai is in CA and I am in VA, only made it so much more novel.

Our apartment complex had a power-cut last night for close to two hours during a nasty and sudden thunderstorm. It was quite annoying, but luckily I had just finished cooking for dinner, so all I had to do was sit near the patio, stare outside and eat. I would have enjoyed it more if I was not stuck right in the middle of a suspenseful scene in Leviathan, when the power-cut happened. (You know that feeling, right?) Last time this happened, the power didn't come back on until the next day. That was in 2008. Luckily, it wasn't that bad this time. I spent most of the time listening to the 9th (out of 12) disc of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Lifesaver, indeed!

After a fantastic weekend in DC (I blogged about it here), I spent most of last week catching up on my sleep and trying yet failing to get back to graduate work. I finally managed that on Thursday, but by then the next weekend excitement kicks in! So I can't say I accomplished much. I'm spending today to type up all my reviews, so that I don't have to do much of that this week. We'll see how that goes. Since I missed out on Bloggiesta, I may spend next weekend making some cosmetic changes to my blog, depending on how well my week goes. Then again, I may lazy out and shelve that task. There's a reason why we do it as a community!

Hope your Sunday is going great! Happy reading and happy blogging!

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bermudaonion said…
Losing power totally stinks, especially when it's too dark to read.
Ash said…
When I was a kid our power would go out all the time and it, of course, always went out when I was engrossed in a book under my blanket. I would always get so frustrated but at least I had a flashlight.
Harvee said…
Nice idea - to read and tweet with another reader. Have fun! Here's my Sunday Salon.
Athira said…
Kathy, that definitely stinks. Esp when you are so eager to know what happens next. I tried reading with a flashlight, but it was too much bother.

Ash, isn't it annoying when the power goes exactly when it shouldn't? I was so frustrated last night.

Harvee, it's definitely fun! You should try that!
I am so glad you enjoyed Levithan. I'll have to add it to my TBR list. I didn't get around to a Sunday post this week...
Vasilly said…
It's great that the power wasn't off too long. Leviathan is on my TBR list and I've read nothing but positive reviews on it. Have a great day!
Athira said…
Helen, I'm sure you will love Leviathan! You should try it! Hope you are having fun in London!

Vasilly, I sure hope you read Leviathan! It was on my TBR for ages, before I finally took it off!