Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Sunday Salon


This past week, I finished "The Orchard" by Adele Crockett Robertson. I still need to review it. I am also reading "Life As We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer and "The Sweet In-Between" by Sheri Reynolds. Hopefully I will have those 2 finished this week.


Next on my list will be "The Double Bind" by Christopher Bohjalian. I am really going to put forth the effort to try to read two books at the same time. In the past, it has been difficult for me to do this, but I am willing to give it another try.

Since this is my first Sunday Salon post, I feel a little lost as to what exactly to blog about.

Maybe I should begin with a little about me. I am new to blogger...I just joined last week. I found out about it through LibraryThing.com. I noticed on someone's profile page that they listed a homepage link. I clicked on it, and loved what I saw. I thought "I would love to try this...." and here I am. I have never blogged before. It is very satisfying, being able to write about the books that I read....putting my feelings into words. I am also a very "visual" person...I enjoy doing things and then admiring my finished product. I think that is why I loved my dog grooming job....taking a dirty, disheveled dog, and working a miracle on it. Same with a blank blog page...I have loved setting mine up.

About me: I grew up loving books and reading. My mom is an avid reader, and has passed the loved of books down to me and my younger brother. 3 years ago, my brother introduced me to Paperbackswap.com...it was love at first sight! Since then, I have increased my library to the point that I have SO many books to be read, that I am feeling a little overwhelmed. When I joined Blogger and started reading other people's posts, I felt like I had found a place where I could spread my wings and be creative! I also love to browse others pages and get ideas about books that I can add to my own library, older books that I have never read. Newer books that I have seen but didn't really like their covers (I know, don't judge a book by its cover!) and have read other bloggers reviews and thought "wow...I WOULD really like that book...I will have to check it out!" Also, The Challenges....what a great way to get me jump-started on my reading and to keep reading consistently. I used to devour books at a faster pace, so I want to get back up to speed on that. My husband is a TV Watcher...it is on constantly. I have never liked tv...I always read. I have found myself being sucked in to some of the mindless shows that he watches and I feel I am wasting precious reading time. Time to get back on track and do what I love to do.
So! Please visit my page any time. I am looking forward to meeting others making friends.
Hope everyone has a great week....Happy Reading!



4 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

Welcome to the Salon!

Missy said...

Thank you! :)

once in a blue moon... said...

i had life as we new it on a to read list, but since i have 77 books IN my house to read i think its on hold this year! do you like it?

Missy said...

I like it so far. I am about halfway through it. It is a little scary, though...gives you something to think about because this is something that really could happen. My only complaint is that the story is not moving along as fast as it could be. But other than that, it is a good read!

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