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, February 6, 2011

Sunday Salon 6 II 11 - January, a month in review

Good morning, fellow Salon Members! It's another cold day here, so a perfect opportunity to hunker down with a cuppa and a good book!

My reading goal for this year is 120 books - 10 a month. I missed my goal in January by 1 book, and I've just finished my first book for February, so I need to get reading or I'm going to be so far behind in only the second month of the year that I'll never get caught up!

What I read in January:
Icons: The DC Comics and Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee by Jim Lee & Bill Baker
The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Mahendra Singh
Skellig by David Almond
Pibgorn: The Girl in the Coffee Cup by Brooke McEldowney
Pibgorn and the Poltergeist in the Piano by Brooke McEldowney
Pibgorn and the Borgia Cantus by Brooke McEldowney
Grandville by Bryan Talbot
Dr. Grordbort Presents: Victory by Greg Broadmore
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Cherie Priest's Boneshaker topped out my month as my favorite book, by far. It's just so Steampunkilicious!

I've got a nice selection of books to get me through February, including Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series, the follow up to Bonshaker titled Dreadnought, a couple of my LibraryThing SantaThing gifts The Giver and The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise. From there, I'll just peruse my shelves until something strikes my fancy to read.

So, until next Sunday, stay warm and happy reading!!

1 comment:

Kathmeista said...

120 books in a year! Wow. That's an impressive target! Good luck :) Look forward to reading more about how you're doing as the year progresses.