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Sunday Salon: Snow and a Slow Week

December 7, 2008

The Sunday Salon.comThis past week has been a busy one, life-wise, which means that it’s been a slow one, reading-wise – only one review posted (for Dreamsongs, Vol. 3). I woke up yesterday, not feeling very well, then looked out the window and saw some (unpredicted) snow piling up, and decided “screw it”, and promptly ignored all of my errands and obligations, and stayed in my pajamas for most of the day. Unfortunately, though, I was having a hard time concentrating on anything, so I didn’t really get much reading done.

So, today I have to go catch up on everything that didn’t get done yesterday, which means not a lot of time for reading today either. I did give myself half an hour in bed this morning to polish off The Graveyard Book, and if I get some time this afternoon I’ll probably start The Tea Rose – the second-highest vote getter in my shortlist poll. :)

Coming up this week: A review of The Graveyard Book, probably tomorrow, and a review of Hitler and Mars Bars and an interview with Dianne Ascroft, the author, on Thursday. And hopefully less busyness and some more reading, so there can be another review or two!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2008 10:31 am

    I hope you’re feeling up to par soon!

  2. December 7, 2008 12:29 pm

    I understand the slow reading week thing….me too. Looking forward to The Graveyard Book review…that one is pretty high up in my TBR pile.

  3. December 7, 2008 1:17 pm

    I hope you have a good week.

  4. December 7, 2008 4:35 pm

    I had a very slow reading week as well. Hopefully the rest of the month will be better for the both of us. I really look forward to reading your thoughts on The Graveyard Book.

  5. December 7, 2008 6:16 pm

    Ooh, looking forward to your upcoming reviews and author interview. :)

  6. December 7, 2008 7:26 pm

    I hope that you feel better very soon! BTW, I am glad that you’ll soon be reading The Tea Rose. If you like it, maybe we can read The Winter Rose (sequel) together.

  7. December 7, 2008 7:26 pm

    Nicki, here’s hoping we both get more reading time this week! I’m looking forward to your thoughts on The Tea Rose (I voted for that one!)

  8. December 7, 2008 9:24 pm

    bermudaonion – Many thanks, but I’m already back up and around. :)

    Michele – This week kind of felt like everything in my life said “Oh, crap it’s almost the holidays. PILE ON!” I just keep telling myself that soon it will be break and I’ll have very little to do other than make cookies, wrap presents, and read.

    Vasilly – Thanks, you too!

    Nymeth – Indeed. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a big pile of fatty-fat books on my nightstand that all look much more fun than housework, errands, or work responsibilities!

    Scobberlotch – Aye, hopefully the interview is fun. I just sent my questions off; I’m never sure if the author is going to get my sense of humor or just think I’m indescribably weird. I get the feeling it’s gone both ways in the past.

    Literate Housewife – I read The Winter Rose last year (almost exactly a year ago, actually), but I would definitely give it a quick re-read for the book club’s sake!

    Shana – Man, it seems like everyone’s been busy this week! I actually had enough time today to get 70 pages into The Tea Rose, and so far, it’s zipping along like I expected it would!

  9. December 8, 2008 1:14 pm

    Yay for snow days spent in your pajamas!
    Glad to hear you’re feeling better.

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