Friday, June 3, 2011

Weekly Roundup 6/3


My favorite read this week was The Arrivals, which centers around three grown children who return home one summer as a result of various upheavals in their respective lives. I think this is such an easy situation to relate to, whether you're the parent or the child. I personally have moved back in with my parents briefly as an adult three times...most memorably, with my then-husband while we were between houses. THAT was an interesting experience.

I'm heading to the Gulf Coast on Sunday, and as of right now, my book beach bag pretty much looks like this:


That's right...EMPTY. How is that possible? The next two weeks are full of great summer releases, but, alas, my TBR pile doesn't exist right now.

I think I'm going to go back to my library list and re-check out books that I didn't get around to reading the first time...in particular, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children and You Know When the Men Are Gone.

I've already got WoW scheduled for next week, so be sure to come by and leave your link, even in my absence. As always, I'll be reading each and every participant's pick when I get back!

Finally, here's the best thing I cooked this week: Maple Sausage and Waffle Breakfast Casserole. It's my new go-to for brunch!

5 comments:

Kay said...

Jill, I can definitely recommend taking YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE with you. It's a short read, but very moving.

Kay said...

Oh, and have a great time!!

iubookgirl said...

I concur with Kay. You definitely need to read You Know When the Men Are Gone!

bermudaonion said...

We're visiting family in Virginia now. I knew it was going to be a jam packed 4 day trip and I still brought 5 books with me. I can't believe you haven't packed any books yet!

Carolina Gal's Literary Cafe said...

I just down loaded The Arrivals on my nook. Can't wait to read.