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I have just spent a bulk of my past 24 waking hours racing through the book Big Little Lies. Gosh, it feels amazing to be so consumed by a book that all you want to do is read it at every small or big opportunity. It was hard putting the book down or not thinking about Madeline, Jane, Celeste, or their terribly convoluted lives when I was supposed to be doing something else.


Last Week We drove back from Nashville on Monday morning after two full fun days at the Gaylord resort and one morning at the Hermitage, President Jackson's house. The house itself was glorious (and huge!) - we all enjoyed a good amount of history that day. The resort was a feast for the eyes - all those trees and gardens inside the massive building!

On our drive back home, we had couple of hours to kill so we took the kids to the Dinosaur World in Kentucky. That turned out to be a good decision as the kids had a blast and the adults also had fun learning something new.

Currently This weekend is so far turning…

The Sunday Salon -- August 8, 2010

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It sure has been some time since I blogged. I took two days off books and blogs and work, and now I'm back finally, with my grey cells tingling with an itch to browse blogs. If you have been following my blog, then you know that I just defended my thesis three days ago, and I've been basking in that sheer pleasure for the past few days. My brother's coming next week and I will be seeing him after more than a year. I still haven't seen my parents for more than a year, and it doesn't look likely that I will go home any time soon. But if things work out well, they'll come here next Spring. *Fingers crossed*

There's so much I have missed out on in the blogging world, and then there's a LOT of reading to catch up with. I planned to do a readathon this weekend, but that never happened. Instead, I spent part of the last two days at the Steppin' Out festival in Blacksburg, with friends. It's my last week in Blacksburg (hopefully not forever), so I want to spend some time at my favorite haunts over here.

Hopefully, I'll get some reading time today. I started with Blankets by Craig Thompson yesterday - I'm hoping to finish that within the next half hour. And then, I'm finally picking up The Passage by Justin Cronin. How has everyone's week been so far?

Happy reading and happy blogging!

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Welcome back, Aths, and congrats on the thesis. I can relate!

Here's my salon, at a new venue:

http://accidentalmoments.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/the-sunday-salon-august-8/
Steppin out looks awesome; what a great way to spend some of your last weekend in Blacksburg!
bermudaonion said…
You certainly deserved some down time after all your hard work, and Steppin' Out sounds like the perfect way to spend it.
Marce said…
Time for some fun for sure, enjoy your last week there with friends and enjoy you brother family time.
Athira said…
Laurel-Rain Snow, thank you so much!

Helen, I certainly agree! I had a wonderful time at the festival! I especially loved the pottery items I saw there. I ended up buying a mug, but if I had already moved to my new place, I would have bought more.

Kathy, I'm so glad I just did what I wanted and had loads of fun over the weekend. I can't wait to get back to blogging and reading now.

Marce, thank you so much! I will certainly miss this place, I sure hope to have loads of fun this week.
Frances said…
Congratulations on your thesis defense and weekend fun. It feels great getting back to recreational reading after being bogged down by obligations/responsibilities, right? My summer has been crazy and I have kept the reading light which has turned out to be very enjoyable. Happy reading!
Congrats again on your thesis! I can't imagine how relieved you feel right now... take some time to relax and read!
Tales of Whimsy said…
I'm so glad you're getting to relax :) Congrats again darling!

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