Apr 25, 2010

The Sunday Salon - I'm Ba-ack!

This is my first Sunday Salon post in quite awhile and it feels good to be back. I've been a bit off track in recent months but now that my life is getting itself back under control, I'm hoping things will be returning to normal. As a few of you know, I lost my job a year ago and to make the situation more complicated, I have a degenerative retinal disease that has made me legally blind, which makes working a 'normal' job difficult. I had to come to terms with the fact that my professional life had come to an end. So after putting it off for months, I made the decision to go on Disability. It was hard for me to admit that it was time for me to take this next step but I did it and I do feel a sense of relief now. I'm still not used to being unemployed but I guess that will come in time. So nowadays I'm looking forward to reading and blogging regularly once again. I want to thank those loyal readers (y'all know who you are) who have stuck with me during this trying time when I just didn't have the right mindset to read or to blog. My blogging has been sporadic but now that I have those issues settled, I'm ready to get back to what I love and that is books!

I'm excited about this week because the book I'm starting today is by an author I've really enjoyed reading lately. ON FOLLY BEACH is Karen White's latest and it's due to be released on May 4th. I'm not part of the blog tour, but I'm sure you're going to be seeing this book everywhere in the next couple of weeks. I really enjoyed her Tradd Street books and I'm anxious to read a book that is separate from that series.

Also this week I'll be posting my review of HUSH by Kate White. This page-turning new thriller came out in early March and reminded me just how much I like a good murder mystery. So please stop back by for that review.

There are so many great books out there that I'm wanting to read this summer and I hope you'll come back and visit often to see what I'm reading next. As for today, I'm going to enjoy this lovely Spring weather we're having here in Central Florida (before it turns Africa-hot) and sit on my porch, sip my sweet tea and read ON FOLLY BEACH. I hope you're Sunday is going well and is filled with great reading too.


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  1. Welcome back! I've been wanting to read Pat Conroy's new book. Guess I should put it on my TBR list so I'll remember!

  2. Sorry about your eyes and so glad you can continue to read and blog! Something nice to do in retirement besides other things, of course! Here's my Sunday Salon

  3. Oh, I'm glad that things are better for you!

    I loved seeing the books on your list...I have On Folly Beach and Hush, both on my stacks. And I really enjoyed House on Tradd Street, which is the only Karen White book I've read so far.

    (I also have enjoyed Kate White's other books...confusing about the names, huh?).

    The Conroy book is also on my list.

    Here's my Salon:


  4. I'm glad you were able to get everything squared away so you can move on. We've missed your regular posts and look forward to more!

  5. Sorry to hear that you had to go on disability, but glad that you are able to relax and move on with things, and keep reading and blogging.

  6. Hi Lisa, glad to see you blogging again! You've been dealing with tough issues and I'm happy you're feeling more control of your life.
    How does your drd impact your reading? My mother-in-law has macular degeneration and is unable to read but she listens to books.
    The books you listed sound good. Have a great week!

  7. Thanks everyone for your nice comments. To answer your question Mary, I have the complete opposite of Macular Deg. I have tunnel vision, along with night blindness, no peripheral or depth perception. The best time of day for me to read is in the a.m. before my eyes get too tired. I'm so blessed to still be able to read. My sister has the same disease but worse and she can't read at all. She has just now taken an interest in audio books. I will have to go that route one day as well.

  8. Welcome back! I'm SO sorry that the past few months have been so rough. :(

    I haven't read anything by Karen White, but it sounds like I need to start!

  9. So sorry to hear that you've had to go on disability now. But glad you're back in the blog world! "Hush" sounds like a fascinating read - I'll definitely be back to check out your review. Hope you have a great week!

  10. Welcome Back, This book sounds good. I have enjoyed this author in the past.

  11. I'm so thankful that everything turn out the way it did. Now you can relax and start enjoying your life again!! Sounds like a great way to spend your Sunday. I'll be starting Folly Beach this week too!

  12. I had to turn down Folly Beach because of my overwhelming to-read stack. I hope you enjoy it. It looked really good.

  13. Hey Honey!! I'm glad to see you back in the blogging mood again! I posted a Sunday Salon for the first ime in awhile myself and it sure feels good. I'm sorry to learn about your challenges this past year but I am glad you are feeling more yourself. XO


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