Finally! I am back after my longest yet posting hiatus. I've been reading, but at a relaxed pace. The past few months I've been extra busy with my family and work, so I took a much needed break from blogging this summer, although I did visit other blogs, and posted numerous book giveaways hosted by others. Anyway, I've had a good summer, and I hope you have, too. I spent a lot of time with my eldest daughter, who is now in Japan. We went on many morning runs together, and she also helped out at the office. Our time together is priceless to me. My younger daughter will be leaving for college soon, so I've also felt the need to spend time with her, although she's often out of the house, making the most of her summer with friends who live nearby.
Last month, I read Nagasaki by Éric Faye. I chose this novella to read during the weekend that my daughter was leaving for Japan. I plan to post a brief review of this book for Dolce Bellezza's Japanese Literature Challenge fairly soon.
I also read The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers recently, which I enjoyed a great deal. I'd read so much about this book, and it was even better than I thought it would be. I'm "friends" with the author on Facebook, which is very cool (Facebook is great in some ways). How times change! This type of communication or connection is still pretty remarkable to me, because when I grew up, it was a huge deal to have any contact with authors. Many years ago, my younger sister, Amy, wrote to Maurice Sendak, and when he wrote her back and included an illustration, it was an exciting event. I can't speak for the whole family, but my sister, mother, and I loved his work, and I still do.
This is my first Sunday Salon post. Thanks for tuning in with me! I hope to post a review soon. :)