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.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday Salon 29 III 2009 - Monday Evening Edition

Good evening, fellow Salon Members! I apologize for the lateness of this posting, but I had a rather full day yesterday. I had brunch with some friends and family and then spent the early afternoon at an antiquarian book show that is help locally twice a year. Usually, I walk away empty handed, but not this year! I found a lovely little edition of Charles Dickens' Old Curiosity Shop (for $5!) and several 70s edition Agatha Christie paperbacks (each only $1!). I decided instead of going real crazy and buying up everything she had in the Christie paperbacks, I'd limit my shopping to finish off the Miss Marple books that I was missing, and have almost the entire lot now, with the exception of 3 books. Overall, a really good time.

I have been reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road and hope to finish that either tonight or tomorrow evening. What a powerful book! I was immediately drawn into the story, and the sense of hopelessness and despair is practically tangible, so much so that when the father and child do have those shining moments of hope, I feel genuine relief for them. Amazing.

Not much else to report, really. March has proven to be my worst reading month in ages. Hopefully I'll be able to get myself back on track in April. Since my last Salon posting, I've read half of The Road, still have not finished The Body in the Library and read Neil Gaiman's Blueberry Girl (all 32 pages of it). It's rather embarrassing to even have to admit to so little reading.

Happy reading, everyone!


Meghan said...

Sounds like a lovely day! I have The Road waiting for me. I'm glad to hear it's so powerful. I might read it soon, I've been looking for something deeper than what I've been reading lately.

Cara said...

hello David, i'm postcrossing webside user, I lost your address, could you give it to me? I don't know how to reach your adress from the website, or could u send it to me to my mail address?

from Taiwan, Cara^^

tapestry100 said...

Meghan- I'll hopefully be finishing The Road tonight, and it hasn't disappointed yet. If you are looking for something deep, this could be the book for you.

Cara - If you can send me a message through postcrossing, I'll be happy to send you my address through there. Thanks!