This is going to be a short post today. Thanks to work and life, I didn’t get much reading in last week. I read two books and they were rather short ones at that. I finally got around to reading Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones which was lovely and I’m sorry I waited so long to read it. I also read The Thieves of Manhattan by Adam Langer which wasn’t bad either. The Thieves of Manhattan is about the publishing industry and was a tart, little book full of sarcastic and biting remarks about the industry which I found quite entertaining. I used to work for the publishing industry’s lobbying group and some of the comments/insights from the book were even funnier having met and worked with some people in publishing.
The King of Attolia which I’m reading now is moving along rather slow but that has more to do with me being tired than the book itself. If I can, I plan to steal a few hours later today. Maybe after a nap…
I made an attempt to update my challenge page recently and found I’ve completed or have come very close to completing most of the challenges except one – A Tournament of Reading. I put several history books on hold at the library last week with the intention of reading them for the challenge so we’ll see how that goes in the next few weeks. I wasn’t able to find everything I had on my list but I found a few that look good so I’m going with it.
Since I have a bit of work to do and still want to get some reading in later, I’m calling it. Happy Sunday. Next week I plan to have more to share. 🙂
6 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon – A Short Post”
I have been working on the same short book for the past week, so I know what you mean.
It always annoys me when a book takes me so long, especially when I’m enjoying it.
I feel you on being tired. Even when I have the time, I can’t even force myself to sleep in.
I did manage a bit of a sleep in this weekend but what I really need is a vacation with days on end of nothing to do. 😉
I’ve just gotten back to my home library, and I checked out masses of books, and now there are so many of them, it’s overwhelming for me to choose. I keep taking them all out of the bag, staring at them with eager anticipation, and then putting them all back in again because my brain can’t comprehend all the choices. I think a nap is in order.
That always happens to me when I get home from the library with a new stack of books. I get slightly overwhelmed with all the choices before I finally make a decision and open a book.