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, March 22, 2009

Sunday Salon 22 III 2009

Good morning, fellow Salon Members! Another woefully lacking reading week for me! After being struck down with the worst cold in years, I was so busy trying to get caught up at work that the last thing on my mind when I got home this week was more reading. I was able to read one book, however, James Thurber's The 13 Clocks. It was an enjoyable little story, I'm just not sure it entirely deserves the amount of praise that it receives.

This week I would like to finish reading Agatha Christie's The Body in the Library, just so that I can say I read one more book for my Miss Marple March. I may rethink that; instead of trying to get all the books read in March, which obviously won't happen now, I'll look at it as thought I'm marching through them! Beyond that, I'm not quite sure what I've got planned to read. I have several books arriving in the mail this week (two from and two from Amazon) so I may try reading one of those when they arrive. I have been on a Charles Vess spree lately, and I discovered a book illustrated by him called Ballads, so I ordered that from It is a collection of British, Scottish and Irish folk songs that have been written into sequential art form. Vess provides the illustrations and a variety of authors, including Neil Gaiman, provide the stories. I also ordered another copy of Peter Pan, with accompanying illustrations by Vess. I ordered Neil Gaiman's Blueberry Girl, also illustrated by Vess (see a theme here?), and James Dashner's The 13th Reality, Book 2 from Amazon.

That's all for today. I'm getting ready to run some errands and grab some lunch with my mom, so hopefully there'll be some reading later on today. Happy reading, everyone!


debnance said...

I read Thurber for the first time a few weeks back...also 13 Clocks. I found it fascinating and very fun.

I've been surprised to find almost ever classic and near-classic I've read deserves the labels.

Literary Feline said...

I am glad you are feeling better at least. :-)

I'm not familiar with James Thurber or The 13 Clocks. It is sometimes interesting to see which books earn high praise, especially when I might wonder why.

Enjoy your week! I hope you are feeling more up to reading this week.