Sunday Salon

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Sunday!

I've been a little absent this week from commenting and I apologize! I had to go to Tampa (a couple hours from here) for work from Wednesday through Friday and even though it didn't seem like that long of a time, I didn't get much of a chance to go through my google reader. =( So the number of unread posts has been over 1000 for a while now! I'm trying to catch up but it's going slow.

My reading ADD is still in effect... I'll even get over 150 pages through a book and decide I want to start something else. I'm really into the book I'm reading right now though (yes, the Patches of Gray book that is listed as my current read on my page is on a short hiatus) so I should finish it soon. And the book I'm really into right now is one I borrowed on my nook from The Lend Me Library... seriously, if you have a nook, check it out! We need more titles to choose from over there and it's a great place to share the books you've read on your nook. I probably wouldn't have started reading what I'm reading right now if it weren't for that, but I really wanted to try out the lend me feature; I really like it!

I also got another book in the mail today that I am soooooo excited about!! I requested it for review because if I like it, it will go perfectly on my New York shelf... the book is Brooklyn Story by Suzanne Corso. Apparently it's the beginning of a trilogy and is already being made into a movie. Anyway, it doesn't come out until the end of December so I won't be reviewing it on here until closer to then, but I hope to read it soon! And I absolutely loooove the cover!

I'm contemplating joining another challenge... I don't know why because I never complete any challenges... I even removed the page of challenges from my blog, but I still sometimes want to join more. The one I'm thinking of is the World Party Reading Challenge hosted by Suzi at Packabook (taken over from Jill at Fizzy Thoughts). So, while this isn't my official "I'm joining" post, I'm highly contemplating it. Are any of you joining it?

I did actually join a read-a-long, though, hosted by Jill at Fizzy Thoughts: Dueling Monsters, Round 2. We will be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, while Heather's group at Age 30+... A Lifetime of Books will be reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. I've been very interested in the Dorian Gray book for a while so I'm looking forward to reading that. I'd read both but I don't think I'll have time.

In non-book news, my husband and I went and checked out our new Amway Center today, the home of our Orlando Magic, at their community open house. I think everyone is really excited about this new season. We were able to get a partial plan this year (15 games) and found our seats today which are awesome (for being on the second level)! We're so excited!!

And that's about it for today! Have a great week!


Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That Brooklyn Story looks so good. I read about it recently. Hope u r having a good weekend Jenny.

irisonbooks said...

Another challenge always tempts me, but I will have to say no even if well.. I'd like to read from more diverse countries. *sigh* no, I'm not giving in (yet)!

reviewsbylola said...

Holy crap--I would be so overwhelmed if my reader was at a thousand!

christina said...

That's a really sweet challenge. But I cannot allow myself to do any more. I'm already at a big FAIL for most that I've signed up for. :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm sure my reader is jam-packed, too, because I don't usually read posts there. Once I tried to delete them as "read," but it was taking too long! Will it explode if I do nothing? LOL

Brooklyn Story looks like one I'd enjoy, too.

Hope you have a great week.

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Suzanne said...

I'm re-joining the World Party! I am so glad to see someone re-started it.

I read The Picture of Dorian Gray a few months ago with my Classics reading group and it's a good creepy story.

Trisha said...

I'm re-reading Dorian Gray for the event as well. I loved it when I read it in Spring.

I think if your GR is at 1000 you should just hit mark all as read. :)

Jenny said...

Bibliophile by the sea -- Same to you! I'm really hoping I like Brooklyn Story! =)

Iris -- LOL... maybe you'll be convinced later!!

Lola -- I'm taking it one at a time, lol... but I'm being pickier about what I read..

Christina -- yes, me too for all that i've joined up till now... but I really wanna try this, lol!

Laurel -- lol! I wonder what the max is...

Suzanne -- yay! As for Dorian Gray.. I read the chapter and I'm not so much into it, but maybe it'll pick up for me!

Trisha -- I'll probably do that at some point, lol!

softdrink said...

Jekyll and Hyde is a very quick read. Dorian is taking a lot more thought, though. But if you want to read both, adding J&H shouldn't take up much of your time!

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Brooklyn Story does look good. I'll be looking forward to your review.

Booksnyc said...

I am looking forward to your review of Brooklyn Story - that book looks interesting!

Thanks for letting me know the World Party Challenge has been picked up - I just may have to re-join!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Challenges...ah man... I know. Doesn't hurt to sign up and discover something new and if you don't finish, who cares?? We still love you!

Have a a great week!

Zibilee said...

You know, I always tentatively join challenges, and never end up finishing them, which makes me feel so disorganized. And then what do I do? I join more challenges! So I am totally with you on that! I hope that you have a great week and get over your little reading slump!

Jenny said...

Jill -- that's true... but I have sooo many other books I want to read too! LOL Maybe if I finish the Dorian Gray one early...

Stephanie -- I hope I love it!!

Colleen -- yay! It should be fun!

Michelle -- exactly! and thanks, lol!

Heather -- yup, that is exactly what I do, lol!

Trish said...

oh Jenny Jenny Jenny--mark all those posts as read! I've been weeding like crazy--there's only so much time in the day/week/month.

I'm doing the Dueling Monster's Readalong, though it seems I'll be battling you as I'll be reading Jekyl and Hyde. Enjoy Dorian Gray! He's quite the character.

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