The Sunday Salon

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I've had a couple really slow reading weeks! I'm hoping it's starting to pick up, though, especially with getting more settled into my new school schedule. Today I'm reading Crossing Washington Square by Joanne Rendell which I'm loving! I'm hoping to use my "sunday salon" time to finish it tonight (even though I just started reading it last night) but I think I may be able to! I will also have a giveaway of a copy of the book that Ms. Rendell sent me for that purpose and an upcoming interview! But you'll find out about all that soon enough anyway.

The only other book I read (and finished) this week was Tricks by Ellen Hopkins. If you haven't checked out my review yet, please do so. I'd be interested in hearing what other people's thoughts on the subject I wrote about are.

I joined another challenge this week, the Readers Imbibing Peril challenge, which I'm really excited about! The two I really want to focus on reading are Rebecca and The Shining. Unfortunately, I did not complete my monthly book for the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die Challenge which I had been looking forward to. This was only the first month too, lol! But I'm not going to be too hard on myself. PLUS, the two I'm planning on definitely reading for the RIP challenge will actually work for the 1001 challenge. Rebecca will be my September book and The Shining will be my October book (because I think the scariness of that will fit in well with the Halloween atmosphere!)

I also wanted to mention that I WON a book this week in a giveaway at Libby's Literary Library that I'm super excited about... America Libre by Raul Ramos Y Sanchez. I've heard great things about this book!

And now I have a few awards to accept and pass on!

The Proximidade award was given to me by Lisa at Book Blab

Being a recipient of this award affirms that this blog invests and believes in the Proximity – nearness in space, time and relationships.
This blog receives this great award as a further way to re iterate that it is exceedingly charming, and aims to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!

I am giving this award to:

Kate at The Neverending Shelf
Natalie at The Book Inn
Alyssa, Jake, Gregory, and Anna at Teens Read and Write
Karoline at Okbolover

The Top Commenters Award was given to me by Sara at My Life is an Effing Fairy Tale

I am giving this award to:

Linda Ellen at Bambi Reads
Sumanam at I Read
Karoline at Okbolover
Jennifer at Justice Jennifer Reads
Sara at My Life is an Effing Fairy Tale (even though you gave it to me, you deserve it back!)

I have lots of wonderful commenters!! These are just a few of them. I totally appreciate everyone who reads my entries and those who comment so thank you!!

And I received the Zombie Chicken Award from Grace at Books Like Breathing

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…

I give this award to:

Dannie at Opinionated? Me?
Jennifer at Justice Jennifer Reads
Kim at Page after Page
Sandy at hodgepodgespv
Lisa at Book Blab

Have a great Sunday!!


Jenn-ay said...

Come pick up an award!!!

Kate said...

Thank you so much!

Natalie W said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me!
Natalie :0)

justicejenniferreads said...

Thank you so much for the awards. I'm truly honored.

I haven't had much time for reading lately either. I'm hoping to devote a couple hours of downtime this evening to it though and maybe I'll even be able to play some catch up with my google reader today whie I'm at work!

Amy said...

I read Rebecca for 1% Well Read Challenge and really enjoyed it. I hope you do as well. ;)

Jenny said...

Thanks! I've heard great things about it!

Linda Ellen said...

Congrats on your giveaway win! Those are fun. =)

I'm having trouble with some of my challenges too. Lol, don't be hard on yourself. =)

Congrats on receiving your awards! You deserve them all. I didn't expect to get nominated for another award when visiting your blog. Thank you so much! Oh my gosh, The Top Commenters Award. That might be a tough one to live up to.

Btw, I did post up that comment about the middle grade book challenge giveaway, but I ended up deleting it, thinking that it might be better to keep it a surprise. lol, I guess I can't surprise you then, but it's good to have someone in on the know. =)

Have a great week! =)

Jenny said...

Linda Ellen -- LOL, I got lazy about notifying everyone and forgot to go back to it later!!

That's so funny about that comment... I was like "wait, where did it go?" I just went and looked and I meant to say "something that will work for the challenge" not "work for the giveaway".

Nikola said...

Congrats on the awards!!

Krista said...

Congrats to you and your picks!

Book Chick City said...

Congrats on all your awards!

sumanam said...

Thank you so much....Iam really honored by this award coming from you...I do enjoy reading your blog...

Jake Kirk@Teens Read and Write said...

Thanks for the award, and congratulations on all of your awards!

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