It’s the unofficial First Weekend of Summer here in the USA, and we are having some beautiful late-spring weather in Southern California!
We don’t have many big outdoor plans this weekend, though–we’ll be doing things like seeing movies and going shopping. I’m planning to take advantage of an extra day off by spending time reading and getting my book blogging up-to-date; I’ve had one review about 3/4 done for several weeks now, and I’ve finished two more audiobooks since that one.
But what’s even better than a three-day weekend is following it with a two-day workweek, and then following that with a four-day mini-vacation! Paul and I will be driving up to Morro Bay on Thursday for a few days on the Central Coast…and aside from going whale watching on Friday, we really have nothing planned other than relaxing. (Of course I’m bringing books–reading and relaxing go together like peanut butter and chocolate!) My busy season at work is winding down at last and his is just getting started, so it seems like a perfect time for a little getaway.
Links! Recent online reading that made an impression on me
Stories about strong women and their stories:
- So Brave, So Courageous | Stop, Drop & Blog
- Coffee and a Book Chick: When Domestic Abuse Hits Close to Home
Stories about what we bring to our experience of stories:
- Captain America: Civil War, Fandom, and Viewing Experience | The Mary Sue
- In Appreciation Of Fanfiction | Head Over Feels
And Book Riot explains this so I finally think I get it:
The Book Blogger Community invites you to join in on:
- Megan’s Adventures in Commenting
- Sheila’s Blogger Coffee Date, the virtual continuation of a morning routine at BEA 2016
Speaking of BEA and getaways, I wanted to share a few photos from one near-perfect evening in Chicago two weeks ago.