The Sunday Salon

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I almost forgot to do my Sunday Salon post today! I'm currently reading While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty. Her other book, The Rest of Her Life, was the first audio book I ever listened to. It was a different experience for me and took me just over 4 months to finish, lol! I only listen in the car, and then, only during certain car trips or parts of the trip. But I did enjoy that book. This one's going good so far. Maybe I can finish tonight.... but only if I get my work work done first, haha.

I was doing better with reading but I've slowed down a little again. I started to read South of Broad by Pat Conroy. The writing was really good but I was having a little difficulty really getting into it. I truly believe it's just because I have had a LOT on my mind lately and lots going on so I just couldn't concentrate as much and that book requires a little more of a commitment, I think. Don't let me dissuade those of you who were interested in reading it, though, because what I read (50ish pags) was good and I've read great things about it.

I do have two blog tours this week -- one Monday and one Friday. Tuesday I'll be posting a review for the other book I finished recently, The Art of Racing in the Rain. I had heard so many amazing things about this so I was really excited to read it, but I still had it on TBR forever before I finally picked it up! And then I picked it up because my sister was reading it for a magazine book club and I thought I'd join. So glad I finally read this one. My Monday blog tour is a marriage book. For those of you who didn't know, one of my big career goals is to be a marriage counselor so I have been collecting books on marriage and relationships (plus I think they're good to have anyway) so I jumped at the chance to do that blog tour.

And in somewhat related news, there is the possibility that I may be able to make some changes coming up in the job/school arena -- changes that may include me moving forward in my career goals a little and also freeing up some more time for me. But we (husband and I) aren't completely sure yet on our decision because there are a lot of pros and cons that should be considered. So it's an exciting possibility but also very scary at the same time. But one pro is more time for me and I think that's important. I will update on that when I know more!

6 comments:

Amanda said...

You almost forgot, and I had nothing to say on mine. :D

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hey, Jenny, I loved both Moriarty books!

My Sunday Salon is here:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2009/11/sunday-salon_15.html

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I hope all goes well with you and whatever comes up in your life. TIme for yourself is definitely important. THough it was a shock to be laid off earlier this year, it has been a blessing for me and my family. Things happen in strange ways!

I look forward to your blog tours!

Take care,
Michelle

Laughing Stars said...

These look like great blog tours. Good luck to you on upcoming career changes!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

More time is always a good thing! Good luck with your decision.

Jenny said...

Thanks guys! Hopefully I'll know more in about a week.

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