After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Salon 17 August 2008

Hello, fellow Salon Members! How are you all on this fine, slightly warm Sunday afternoon? Doing well, I hope!

Well, another slow reading week again for me. I had some unnecessary personal drama to attend to, and when I wasn't dealing with that, I was sitting in front of the television, watching the Olympics. Say what you want, but I think these have been some of the finest games that we've seen in some time. I feel privileged to be able to watch these athletes. For me it is all coming down to Michael Phelps. I know some say that calling him the greatest athlete of the modern Olympics may be pushing it a bit much, but you have to admit that what he has accomplished is rather spectacular.

I did finish Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants last week, and if you haven't read this yet, I'd highly recommend it. I was going to read John Scalzi's Old Man's War in anticipation of reading Zoe's Tale for an early review, but my boss was heading out on vacation and needed a book to take, so I sent him with that. I moved on to Hannah Tinti's The Good Thief, and while I'm not too far along with that right now, I can say that I've enjoyed what I've read so far. Hopefully this week I will be able to finish that and at least get through Old Man's War before we meet again next Sunday.

Happy reading, everyone, and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Literary Feline said...

The Olympics have definitely caught my attention this year. I was glad to see Phelps do so well.

My boss took one of my books with her on her vacation too--this one being Likeness by Tana French, an ARE I have waiting in the wings. She loved the first book in the series, which I guess had a bit of a cliff hanger ending that was driving my boss mad. I've been there before!

Have a great week.

Irish said...

The Olympics have caught my attention as well. My only issue with them is that they all make it look so easy...makes me think...oh I can do that. But then they do those montages of a particular athlete and all the work that goes into it and I tell myself...'you know, being a couch potato ain't so bad.'

Table Talk said...

Fat chance I have of watching the Olympics. The Bears nabbed the only chair in the television room and haven't shifted since the games started! I'm glad you enjoyed 'Water for Elephants'. I had to read it for a book group and thought it wasn't going to be my sort of thing, but in fact I was captivated. This is the second mention I've read today of 'The Good Thief'. I'll wait till I hear what you think, though, before I go looking for it.