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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday Salon 11 I 2009

Good morning, fellow Salon Members! Oh, it has been awhile, hasn't it? It seems the year end just flew right by me, and there didn't seem to be much time for anything! But it's a new year, and while I've already missed a couple of weeks, I'd like to try to get back into my routine, part of which is visiting around the Salons. I hope that everyone had a pleasant and happy holiday season and new year!

I've set myself for quite the reading challenge this year, and I've been a little slow going getting into it. So far, I've read 3 books this year, Castle Waiting by Linda Medley (which I received through LibraryThing's SantaThing program), Perfect...on Paper by Maria Murnane (I read this for a blog tour for Maria) and Peter Pan J. M. Barrie (read for my 9-9-9 Challenge in the Classics Category; hopefully today I'll be able to get around to writing my thoughts on it). I think I'm going to read Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean next, to keep in-theme with Peter Pan. After that, I have 2 more books that I need to read for reviews, and then there are yet 2 more coming in the mail! How I'll get through my 9-9-9 with all these review books coming, I'll never know...

Next weekend, I'm going to Chicago to visit C, so I think I'm going to take Devil in the White City by Erik Larson with me. Beyond that, I think I'm going to have my friend S come over and randomly grab something for me from my 9-9-9 selections.

It's a cold and snowy day here today, perfect for cozying up with a good book and a cuppa, so I think I'll be returning to Neverland very soon.

Happy reading, everyone!


Literary Feline said...

The 999 Challenge is an ambitious one. If I read more books in a year than I do, I might have been interested in trying that one. As it is though, I've made up for it by overdoing it with other challenges.

I hope you enjoy your day of reading. I plan to settle in with my current book soon as well. Have a good week!

Irish said...

welcome back to the salon. I've recently made my return as well. What is Peter Pan in Scarlet about? I've never heard of it.

tapestry100 said...

Hi Lit Feline-

Wow - you do have quite a few challenges set for yourself this year! Really, the main focus of my 9-9-9 this year is to get a healthy chunk of books removed from my "Unread" pile. I've got so many, that I'm going to seriously try to limit the number of books that I buy this year. That said, I'm leaving in about an hour to head over to my local book store as they sent me a coupon for 30% two paperbacks, and an author that I want to meet is coming in a few weeks, so I'm going to buy his book now so he can sign it later - just to save myself a little money down the road - see how I can justify these things? lol

Hi Gail-

Peter Pan in Scarlet is the "authorized" sequel to Peter Pan. According to Amazon: "In August 2004 the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, who hold the copyright in Peter Pan, launched a worldwide search for a writer to create a sequel to J.M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. Renowned and multi award-winning English author Geraldine McCaughrean won the honor to write this official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet. Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer and set in the 1930s, Peter Pan in Scarlet takes readers flying back to Neverland in an adventure filled with tension, danger, and swashbuckling derring-do!" I've had this sitting around for awhile (I found it at a library sale) and kept waiting to read Peter Pan first.