Sunday, August 3, 2008
Sunday Salon 3 August 2008 *Afternoon Edition*
Hello, fellow Salon Members! Can it really have been so many weeks since I last visited the Salon? Ah summer, so much to do and so few months to do it in! My sister was in visiting from Maine for the last two weeks, hence my lack of time for the Salon. It seemed we were off doing something each Sunday that kept me from my computer. We only get to see each other a couple of times a year, so we try to fill our time together as much as possible. She has flown back East now, so I thought I'd stop in for a quick visit. It's always a grand time when she's here.
I recapped my July and found that, as a whole, that it was a very good reading month for me. I completed 9 books, which was a huge improvement from my paltry 4 in June. I completed 2 books from the 1001 list, even though both were rereads and one was an audiobook, I think they still count. This month I have a fair share of review books to complete and I want to tackle Zadie Smith's On Beauty as my 1001 book for the month. I'm currently working on Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and then I think I'm going to read Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. Beyond that, I have so many good books in my TBR pile, I won't know what to choose next.
The audiobook I have just finished is The Hobbit and I will be moving on to The Fellowship of the Ring next. I haven't read The Lord of the Rings in many years, and with my library so close now, I'm trying to take advantage of it, and since I have 1/2 hour commute to work, I thought a good way to spend that time was listening to books. I chose Tolkien's books as I wanted something I could listen to but not have to focus all of my attention on, and these seemed to be a good choice so far. I haven't listened to many audiobooks (I've always felt they were cheating a little bit) but after a couple of tries, have found that I really enjoy it!
I hope you all have a wonderful reading week in front of you! I think I shall go make some dinner and then wander outside with a good book to catch the last light of day.