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, 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!