Sunday, January 11, 2009
Sunday Salon - bookish overview and getting back into the swing of things
It's been a few weeks since I've written a Sunday Salon. It's partly because I haven't been doing much reading and partly because I've been so busy trying to catch up with things that I haven't had the time.
It was my son's first day at preschool this last week. And having that deadline everyday to drop him off and pick him up has been really difficult. It has shown me how very disorganised I am in every part of my life. And I don't like feeling disorganised. Especially with my university course coming up I think I need a more structured timeline for myself during the day which should include blogging and reading time. At least for awhile until I can get a better hold on things.
Does anyone else have specific chunks of time set aside for reading or blogging?
Reading wise this week, I've finished the last book in the Princess Diaries series, Ten Out of Ten. It was very enjoyable and I thought it was a nice way to end such a brilliant and fun series of books. I will miss Mia. If only I had the time to reread the series. I've so loved the characters in the books and I love the relationship between Mia and Michael. I'm dying to read Ransom My Heart now! I loved what was continually said in Ten Out Of Ten - that Mia's book will never save anyone's life like Michael's CardioArm will, but it might make someone feel happier while they're waiting for the operation. Meg Cabot rocks.
I've also started to read A Mercy by Toni Morrison and Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek. I've enjoyed both so far. I don't normally read more than one book at a time but I'd already started Tomato Girl, which I won recently when I picked up A Mercy from the library and I couldn't help myself. I was so surprised that it was in stock at the library but I don't want to let go of Tomato Girl either as already it's touched on subjects that are very close to my heart.
Some recent book-related posts on this blog:
I've begun participating in a new weekly meme called Library Loot. Our library cards are put to good use in this house so we'll have fun with this one.
I've finished the 1% well-read challenge and have posted the list of books completed. Also lists for the books I finished in December and the books I recieved for Christmas.
I've also started a weekly feature in which I explore my collection of Robert Sabuda pop-up books. This week I explored my copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.