Sunday Salon: Christmas Edition

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Good morning all!

It's always a little sad to see Christmas go but it's good to move forward into the new year! Does anyone have fun plans for New Year's? We have a couple ideas but haven't really decided.

Did anyone have a very "bookish" Christmas? I received four books I had asked for... Palo Alto by James Franco, The Good Psychologist by Noam Schpencer, The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore, and Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. I started Zeitoun yesterday and am about halfway through it. Oh, I also got a BN gift card to use for my nook! So yep, lots of reading material around here!

And just to insert something non-bookish real quick, our Orlando Magic won their Christmas Day game against the Boston Celtics... wooo hoooo!!!! That was a fun game to watch.. near the end anyway, haha.

Anyway, I'm finally starting to catch up on reading and have had some quality reading time. I also caught up on some reviews and now have FIVE reviews ready to go! I'm going to try to spread them out so maybe I'll always have some extra. Things should be good for me starting January. I'll still be in school until March, but I'll only have the ONE internship class and that's it. I'll still have internship and work, of course, but I think just not having the obligation of a whole 'nother class, PLUS, I'm going to the closer campus instead of driving out to the far campus for TWO classes so I should feel some kind of a difference. Hopefully my blog will feel it too!!

Hope everyone has a great week and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


christina said...

I know that everyone around here was impressed with the Magic for their win. I'm hoping that New Year's Eve isn't going to be super cold. We planned on going downtown but I can't stand freezing weather. LOL.

Jenny said...

Ooh, I hope not either! We were considering City Walk...!!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I enjoyed Christmas, but I, too, am looking forward to the New Year and a clean slate with reading challenges, etc.

Not to mention watching the ball drop on New Year's Eve, to put us in the mood for all new things.

Speaking of the New Year, I've signed up for some challenges, one of which I found here, so thanks for tipping us off to the A-Z Mystery Challenge!

I got a "bookish" Christmas gift...check out my salon here:

softdrink said...

We're boring...we never do anything for New Year's.

I didn't get any books (yet...still have Christmas at my mom's this afternoon), but I did get a gift card. I'm currently debating what books to buy.

Happy 2011!

Jenny said...

Laurel: I actually really like watching the ball drop on tv too but we rarely get a chance to celebrate (my hubby almost always works on new year's day) so hopefully we can get out and do something! Oh and I'm glad you joined that challenge!

Jill: Ooh hope you get to pick out some great books!

Helen's Book Blog said...

I am not a big New Year's Eve person and am usually asleep by my normal time :-)

I can't wait to see what you think of Zeitoun

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

Merry Christmas, Jenny!

Sidenote: my friend drove over to Orlando to go to the game yesterday. Sadly she is a Celtics fan so it didn't work out quite so nicely for her. ;)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Happy New Year to you too!!! I like your gifts!

Amy said...

Glad to hear it went so well for you. I received a few books as well. Best of luck to you in 2011.

bookmagic said...

I got money for my ebooks so I am happy!
Glad you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year to you also

Zibilee said...

Sounds like you had a wonderfully bookish Christmas! I will be really excited to hear what you think of the Eggers book as well. Have a great New Year!

Juju at Tales of said...

Yah for reading time :) Merry Christmas dear!

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