The Sunday Salon

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My reading seems to finally be picking up a little. I recently finished The Financial Lives of the Poets which was an engaging read and is possibly what kick started my reading. I'm currently working on Random Magic for my blog tour stop on Thursday. And, as always, I have a ton of books lined up that I want to read next.

I "watched" everyone do the read-a-thon yesterday and it looked like fun! For my blog readers who don't know what this is, you can check out this link for more information... Basically, anyone who wants to join takes one entire 24 hour day and does nothing, or little else, but read!! When I first heard about it I thought it would be the last thing I'd want or be able to do, but I've changed my mind, I think. Plus, some of you all finished a ton of books! As many as it sometimes takes me a month to read! And all the preparations that everyone did sound fun too -- picking out the books ahead of time, getting snacks ready, getting blog posts ready, etc. I'm somewhat considering joining in on the one in April. I have so very much to do on the weekends, though, that I may need to take a day off of work to catch up if I read for an entire day, lol! And maybe I can get my husband to join in too. ;)

I think that's about it for now. The next book up after Random Magic is a Christmas book that I have for review and it looks really cute! I'm very much enjoying the books I've been reading, and am looking forward to the Christmas one too, but I have to admit I'm also looking forward to reading a book that's solely my pick and not for any specific reviews or blog tours, lol!


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I thought the readathon looked like fun too. I think I may have to arrange the day way in advanced in order to actually get the time.

I know what you mean about reading what you want, vs. what's next to review. I had a few books come at once and got a little overwhelmed. That's why I picked Shutter Island, cuz I knew I would love it.

Have a great day!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Yes, it's sometimes hard to enjoy reading when you have goals, like books to review.

But I try to mix the books up, so I have a potpourri of choices available.

I may try the Read-a-Thon in April, as well.

My Sunday Salon is here:

Laughing Stars said...

I am glad you're able to spend more time reading lately. And yes, book tours sometimes add a little welcome motivation. :-)

Melissa said...

The readathon was really fun, Jenny. You should definitely give it a try next time.

I was getting tired of Swaps determining what I was reading, so I've cut down majorly for right now on them. I'm in three, and though I see many I would like to join, I just won't do it.

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Hi Jenny! The Financial Lives of Poets sounds so interesting, just by its title, lol! I'll go read your review now.

sumanam said...

I think I can never do a successful read a thon... If I do, my husband has to take the kids out of the house for the day!!!!

And I understand what you mean reading a book solely for reading books without any purpose or obligation...I need to do that too..

Jenny said...

Michelle -- I definitely need to arrange in advance, and I don't even have any kids, lol!

Laurel -- I need to mix mine up more too!

Laughing Stars -- yes, when you choose the right book, hehe

Melissa -- I totally hear you on the swaps! I was in 20+ at a time for so long. The only one I'm in now just recently ended.

Allie -- I know, the title itself intrigued me too!

sumanam -- yes, someone would have to take care of the kids for those 24 hours, lol!

Zibilee said...

I didn't get to participate in the Read-A-Thon either, but I have been checking the blogs and it looks like everyone had a great time and got tons read. I am going to try to participate in the next one, which I hear is in April. I think having your husband do it with you is a great idea! It would be really neat to have someone to read alongside. I also hear what you are saying regarding the books you are obligated to read. I love doing tours, but I am really looking forward to a time when I can read just what I want, when I want, and not have so many things hanging over my head. You have a really interesting blog here, and some great reviews. I will be visiting again soon!

Jenny said...

Thanks Zibilee!
And not one person that I've seen has said the read-a-thon was not fun or just too much!
OH! I just went back to your site and saw that you are in Orlando! I'm in the nearby area in Sanford!

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