I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads & Instagram connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Sunday Salon 15 June 2008
Hello, fellow Saloners! I hope this fine Sunday morning finds you all well.
I fell like I have been out of the Salon loop for ages! Between house-sitting several weeks back, and Chicago this past weekend, my Sunday's seem to have escaped from me! My roomie and I went to B&N on Friday and the 15% coupon that they emailed me was burning a hole in my wallet, so I bought another book, Brandon Mull's Fablehaven. I've heard that I won't be disappointed, but I'm a little apprehensive as it's the start of another series, and I don't really want to get sucked into catching up on another series. Especially since I just finished reading Jim Butcher's Storm Front, the first book in his Dresden Files series, and loved it! Now I want to go pick up the entire lot and read it right through. I think I'm going to try to space that one out a little, but Amazon's 4-for-3 deal is looking pretty good right about now.
Unfortunately, that is all I've read this past week. I knew as soon as summer arrived, my reading time would be reduced significantly, and it has. There just always seems something to do during an evening. I would like to sit down this afternoon and reorganize my ever growing TBRSTL pile (To Be Read Sooner Than Later pile - the books piled on my nightstand so I've always got one handy) and prioritize these into what I need to read (ARCs) and what I would like to read in between. I think I got a little carried away with requested ARCs and now I need to really start trying to get a system in place so I don't fall behind on getting them reviewed!
Our library opened their new location yesterday, right across the street from my apartment complex, and it looks lovely. They were to have an open house for the Friends of the Library on Tuesday, but when B and I went over there, it was closed. We had some rather dramatic storms last weekend, and power was out for several days all over the area, so I'm wondering if that didn't have something to do with it. I was going to go to the grand opening celebration yesterday, but had the times wrong and got there 15 minutes after they closed. So tomorrow night, I'm going directly after work so that I can check it out.
I'd also like to remind (or direct) everyone to the book giveaway I've got going right now. J.F. Englert was kind enough to send along several sets of his two books, A Dog About Town and A Dog Among Diplomats, for me to give away and to give up some of his time to answer a couple of questions. I'd like to let as many people know about his books as possible, so if you mention the giveaway on your blog and link back to it, I'll throw your name in a hat for a set of the books. You can read more about it here.
Thanks again for stopping by! I'm hoping to make my rounds to everyone's Salon this afternoon after I've mowed my mom's lawn.