Mar 6, 2011

The Sunday Salon: A Perfectly Gorgeous Day

Today has been one of those Sunday's that I've done exactly what I've wanted to do and nothing that I had to do. That said, tt would've been nice to be able to sleep past seven o'clock, but Jax, my cat, had other plans. So after feeding him and opening the patio door so he could go out and lay in the rising sunshine, I put the coffee on and made my way to my comfy chair with my book and read eighty pages before I knew it.

The book I'm reading is a debut novel by Leslie Daniels, Cleaning Nabokov's House and it just came out last Tuesday. The author was kind enough to send me a copy and it is the perfect book for the reading mood I am in these days. It's a little quirky, sometimes sad, yet sometimes silly. The main character of the book is a woman who has left her all-knowing, always right husband, lost custody of their two children and basically has nothing but a few clothes, a beaten-up car and a house she's renting that the great Vladimir Nabokov used to own and reportedly lived when he wrote Lolita. Her life is nothing without her children and she lives for the days they come and visit.

I'm only a hundred pages in but its starting to get interesting because she has found a manuscript, supposedly written by Nabokov about Babe Ruth. It sparks a fire in her that she hasn't felt in a long time and gives her an idea. She wants to get the manuscript published for the world to read and at the same time show her ex-husband a thing or two about herself.

Like I said, the story is just beginning but I think its going to get better and better. I took a short break from reading and went for a two-mile walk with my Weight Watchers partner, Brenda and her American Bulldog, Snoopy. It's an absolutely gorgeous day with a big breeze and the sun has finally burned off the clouds from earlier today. Its been somewhat of a quiet day and I'm looking forward to a long shower, then getting back to my book while I listen to the NASCAR race live from Vegas on TV. Later, I'm going to grill some chicken and veggies for dinner.

This is what Sunday's are supposed to be like, I think. I hope your Sunday has been exactly what you wanted it to be as well. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That book sounds good and I adore the cover. It's been too wet and rainy here to do any walking.

  2. I'm loving the way this story is unfolding so far...and I'm so jealous of your wonderful weather!!

  3. The book sounds wonderful and the cover is beautiful.

    I am so jealous of your weather. What I wouldn't give to be able to sit outside already.

  4. Your Sunday morning started off very nice! I did manage to get a bit of reading done since I was out of sorts. It was a bad avocado that made me sick. Look what trying to be healthy does to me! LOL!


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