Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Sunday Salon

Good Sunday Afternoon! I'm slowly coming back from my break. Last Sunday my husband and I rode in the Chicagoland Ride for Kids on our motorcycle. This ride benefits The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and has become one of our favorite rides. We rode 140 miles roundtrip which is nothing when you think about what these kids and their families are going through.

This week I managed to finish The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells for bookclub and was less than thrilled with it. I felt there was no emotion in the story. I am amazed that she came through her childhood so well. I will have a review up this week.

I have about 50 pages left of The Questory of Root Karbunkulus which was sent to me by Pump Up Your Book Promotion. I have to finish it today and get my review posted. I am so behind.

On top of having a mounting tbr pile I threw my back out today and this is the first time I have gotten up. I have been doing way too much! The worst part is when I am in so much pain I cannot concentrate on reading. I am not traveling this week so I will be able to get some reading and reviewing done! Yeah, it's about time!

I hope everyone has a great reading week!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I've Been Awarded!

Wisteria over at A Bookworm's Diner has nominated me for a Brilliant Weblog. How exciting! Thank you Wisteria.
I have just been nominated by Wisteria at A Bookworm's Diner. Here are the guidelines given to me: Once an award is received, the rules are as follows:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.
My nominees (In NO particular order):
1. Wisteria over at A Bookworm's Diner
2. Naida over at The Bookworm
3. Tracee over at Amateur de Livre's Weblog
4. The ladies over at The Friendly Book Nook
5. Jen over at Devourer of Books
6. N Baker over at Book Escape
7. Natasha over at Maw Books

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Sunday Salon

Good Sunday Afternoon Everyone! I seem to have taken a hiatus from blogging. Last week we had 3 parties so by the time Sunday rolled around I was exhausted. This week we went to Wisconsin for the weekend and just got home.

Unfortunately, my reading has also taken a "mini-vacation". I have several books that I have to read this week for review and bookclub. I hope to be back full force this week! The weather is going to get really hot and humid and there is no better way than to stay cool with a good book and air conditioning.

I really did not anticipate this Summer being very busy and thought I would continue on the pace I was working on. Has anyone else felt their reading pace slowing down with Summer here?

Have a great Sunday everyone!