Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday salon

Is it just me, or do Sundays always feel like work. Tiring work.
Getting everything ready for the following week, finishing off those
jobs leftover from last week. I always appreciate the time I do have
to relax with a book on days like this.

I'm currently reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I'm
enjoying it so far even though some of it comes across to me as
slightly cheesy.

And I've had an excellent reading week. I managed to finish three of
my own books (Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson, A Pale View of
Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway)
for the 1% well read challenge and was 1/3 of the way through another
book, Unless by Carol Shields, when I picked up a huge number of books
from the library.

I've since cast poor Unless aside and have stormed through a series of
non-fiction books for the Woman Unbound Reading Challenge. I can't
help myelf sometimes when I get new books into the house. It wouldn't
have taken long to finish Unless, but there we go.

This, of course, only seems to apply to library books. I've acquired 5
or 6 books this past week and I'm expecting 5 more in the post this
week, but none of them seem to excite me as much. I wonder why this is.

Happy reading everyone!


  1. Wow, it sounds like you had a GREAT week of reading. I joined the 1% challenge myself and haven't read a single book off of the list yet. And I still plan on joining again if she does the challenge again :) I'm a nut! Have a great week!

  2. Can I confirm that Sunday's get busier as your children grow up. I spend most of mine, washing and ironing school uniform and PE kits; cleaning shoes, making packed lunches and helping with homework and spellings!

    I am hoping for an hour's peace, once bathtime it out of the way and hair is washed and dried for both girls.

    A mother's work is never done.

  3. I'm reading in Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert's latest. I liked Eat, Pray, Love a lot, especially the eat part. I'm just a bit into Committed, so we'll see how this goes.

  4. Congratulations on getting so much reading done! I agree some Sundays are so much work. It make you appreciate the weeks that you have very little to do other than relax and read, there my favourite Sundays!

  5. I read Eat, Pray, Love. It was good...but I am not that anxious to read her next one.
    I just finished Stones Into Schools - which was just as wonderful as Three Cups of Tea.

    I also read the new Stephen King book, Under the Dome. It was 1080 was REALLY good, but um, 1080 pages!!!


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