Sunday Salon: Trying to Get Back on the Wagon

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hello everyone!

I know I haven't been around here much lately... but I'm still around behind the scenes! Please don't desert my blog!! =) My reading slowed waaaay down for a while there... I'm talking it took me two weeks to read one, ONE, book that I actually really enjoyed, lol! I think I was just really stressing out about some things and even though reading is my stress relief, at times it becomes too stressful for me to concentrate and focus on reading. I've been trying to keep up with all the blogs I read as well, but I know my commenting hasn't been where it should be. I'll try to improve! It's funny because things have actually slowed down slightly in the past couple weeks and now is the time I can't seem to focus on reading much, whereas while a lot of the crazy stuff was going on I managed fairly well. Strange!

Anywho, I do have a review scheduled this week. It was actually supposed to be last week but I had to ask for an extension. =( But it is for a book that is fantastic so far and it's also a fantastic author whose books I have loved so far! I'm also hoping to start my New Yorker thing next Friday... managed to not get around to that yet... oops!! I would start it this Friday but I already have a review I promised for that day as well, so at least there will be two reviews for your reading pleasure this week. =)

Let's see what else... I got my copy of Mockingjay and did start it but need to finish some other books before I return to it. I pre-ordered it which I rarely do and then it didn't arrive until Thursday! (it came out Tuesday). So I did save money but good thing I wasn't planning on reading it THE DAY it came out or I would have been very upset! I also bought a book that I have been dying to read How to be an American Housewife... I read the first chapter in the bookstore and I am so hooked. Can't wait to finish reading that and review it here!

Have I missed anything new or big lately while I've been not as tuned in to the world of books and/or blogging???


christina said...

Hi Jenny -

I think you nailed it when you said that although reading is stress free it also takes concentration which sometimes turns into stress!

This week I've only read one book (Mockingjay). Actually, I've only read one book in the past two weeks. I don't think that I read anything the past couple of weeks. (I don't really count poetry books). Plus, I am so behind in my google reader and wriing reviews.

So no stress for you. It's going around. :)

Mary said...

I've heard really good things about How To Be An American Housewife. And don't worry, you're in my google reader so I'll always see your posts :)

Booksnyc said...

hang in there - I know its touch to keep up with blogging and reading when there is a lot going on in your life. have a good week!

Trisha said...

I'm always a little MIA in August and September. With the reunion and the return to school, reading slows down dramatically. I say don't worry about it thought; after all, blogging is supposed to be fun.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I know what you mean about reading sometimes adding to stress...if I feel like I'm not moving through my stacks quickly enough, etc., I'm stressed out.

Or if I have an author's review book to read before others...even if it's a fabulous book, I feel more on edge.

Hope you visit my salon here:

softdrink said...

I think we're sharing the same wagon. Or maybe I should say we fell off the same wagon.

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I hope you enjoy Mockingjay!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

This week it seems it's been all about Mockingjay in blog land. I haven't read it yet and don't have a copy. I am kind of on a mystery kick.

I've been in a good reading streak lately but I get the same way when I do feel stressed, I can't always concentrate on reading, which sucks.

Zibilee said...

I got my copy of Mockingjay on Tuesday, but as I am still in the middle of Catching Fire, I haven't started it yet. I wanted to wait until the whole series was out before I started them. And I know how you feel about the stress of reading and posting. Sometimes it gets overwhelming for me too. But don't worry, things will right themselves soon enough, and then it will all be fine!!

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