The Sunday Salon – Mixed Bag

It’s been weeks since I’ve posted a Sunday Salon. Today’s actually the first Sunday I’ve been home and feeling up to writing complete sentences. I feel like I’ve been ignoring my blog slightly; mostly I’m trying to fit too many things into my life and a few things started to fall off. Sunday Salons were one of those things. That time of year I guess — too many places to be, too many people to see, too many things to do.

My reading’s been slow too. In November, I read five books but all books I enjoyed. I especially enjoyed A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Definitely the best book of November and a contender for best book I read in 2011. I may also have to throw Stephen King’s 11/22/63 in the running too. And…that’s enough for now because if I go off on that tangent I’ll never come back.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about 2012 challenges. There’s a few that look promising: Gender in Fantasy and SciFi Challenge hosted by Cynical Bookworm and Back to the Classics Challenge hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much. I plan on signing up for both this week. I also have a few things of my own to put together. I have a list of books I want to re-read next year with a list that’s already growing madly. It’s going to be my own personal challenge but I guess if anyone wants to join I wouldn’t discourage them.

2012 will also be a year in which I read more of my own books. In the second half of this year, I felt buried under review copies which I don’t request often but somehow ended up with. I was glad to read and review them but I’ve got so many books sitting in piles and on shelves that I felt I needed to stop reading for others and go back to reading for myself. I guess you can say this is my second personal challenge for 2012.

And on a completely different topic, we’re planning on getting our Christmas tree today. We usually don’t get one until after my birthday (family tradition but I’m old enough now to understand Christmas and my birthday are not the same thing :-)) but we’ll be too busy next week, and with us traveling to visit family, there won’t be enough time to enjoy it. So, today it is.

I’m done rambling. This post is more, shall we say varied, than I anticipated but I’m going with it. Happy Sunday.

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2 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon – Mixed Bag

  1. Fiona says:

    I look forward to seeing what you’ll be reading for the ‘Back to the Classics’ challenge as I’m attempting that one too. I’m trying to read the books that I’ve had gathering dust on my shelf for years and also reading new authors rather then old ones I already know I like.

    • justbookreading says:

      I’m attempting the same thing. There are so many books on my shelf that I’ve been meaning to read for too long. Some are new to me authors and some are old favorites.

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