The Sunday Salon – Jumbles
It’s been a long time since I’ve actively posted anything here. A few weeks back I sat myself down and had a little chat that went something like this: “Finish up the reviews you’ve been hoarding and schedule posts!”
I listened. I edited my posts and scheduled them. I have posts scheduled until next week and then after that, well, who knows what will happen.
To be honest, this is the first time I’ve sat down to write in a few weeks and it feels nice. Things on the home front have been somewhat complicated of late thanks to some work travel and a car accident. Unfortunately, it looks like we may be car shopping again soon which was not, NOT, in the plans. But we’re both fine and what more can you ask for in life.
I’ve been reading but have been very bad about writing reviews. Eight reviews are waiting to be written; most are done in my head but that means absolutely nothing since no one can read them while they’re floating around in my brain. At some point in the next few days (possibly weeks if I manage to procrastinate, which I will) I’ll be writing reviews for:
Abominable by William Meikle
The New World by Patrick Ness
The End of My Y by Scarlett Thomas
Ghosts of Manhattan by Douglas Brunt
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The Venice Conspiracy by Sam Christer
Berserker by William Meikle
I started my October reading with Berserker which I finished yesterday. It’s about Vikings (I heart Viking stories so much!) and it was a good start to the creepy books I plan to read this month. I also picked up Stephen King’s Bag of Bones from the library along with The Loch by Steve Alten. Both promise to be good October reads too.
One thing I haven’t done and need to do is gather up a few of my reviews and post them to Bookstore Bookblogger Connection. And by the way, you should be doing this too. First, go here and see what it’s about and then do it. It’s a cool idea and I love the idea of helping independent book stores by offering up blurbs of my favorite fantasy and science fiction books. It’s a small project set up by bloggers Andrea at Little Red Reviewer and Elizabeth at Dark Cargo and it’s a great way for us bloggers to help our favorite places. And those favorite places are book stores if that wasn’t clear.
That’s all for me today. I’m starting to get my writing groove back so maybe I should get working on those reviews in my head and make them reviews on paper. Or I could pick up the book that arrived in the mail on Friday — Death in the Floating City by Tasha Alexander. Oddly, this will be the second book I read this week that’s set in Venice; weird how that happened.
Happy Sunday everyone. Enjoy whatever books you’ve got waiting for you this day.