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Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Sunday Salon

It was a pretty good reading week here in South Dakota. I read 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher which I had mixed feelings on (review here- if you've reviewed it stop by and give me your link. I need to see what other people thought) and Enchanted, Inc by Shanna Swendson (review here). Last night I spent a good bit of time reading The Book of Vice by Peter Sagal. I'm in the last chapter (all about p0rn!) and closing in on the end.

I spent a good bit of time yesterday moving my books around, which always inspires me to read more. (Ok, the Bug spent a good bit of time moving them around and so I spent time moving them out of reach. It wasn't a relaxing review of what I had on hand.) I isolated the books I have already started and moved all of the unreads to the same set of shelves. Previously I'd had 8 or so books that I "really wanted to read next!" on my end table. When it came time to choose the next book I'd forget about them and grab something out of the hundreds in the bedroom- now they are all together.

In the process of moving them I realized how much I DO want to read them, so I'm going to work on that. This means less blog hopping and my reader is already out of control so I'm going to unsubscribe from a few. Most of them are parenting blogs or techy/news blogs that I don't actually read. Just to have them out of there should clean things up! At this rate I might actually meet my goal of 52 books this year.

For today, I have to get up and clean a bit because my father-in-law is coming over after lunch. He and my husband will fix the lighting in my sewing room (YAAAAYYYYYY!!!) and after that we have no plans besides laundry. I suspect sewing might be done this evening, what do you think? I also hope to finish The Book of Vice so that I can start something else (cause apparently reading 6 books at once is my comfort zone. Not counting the two in the bathroom. What? It's the only room in the house that I (usually) don't get followed into!)

And, completely randomly, this is my new favorite song. It's all over the place, but I love it. My husband and I have been singing it to each other all week.


  1. The Book of Vice sounds GOOD. I am going to wishlist it right now.

  2. I don't know how you do all that you do. Just having 2 small children is a full time job.

  3. I would love it if you could come organize my bookshelf. You know...with all your spare time. LOL.

    Thank you for sharing that song. I have never heard it before but I LOVE it and will be adding it to my iPod shortly.

    I've been inspired by you. I don't sew as I do not have the equipment but I think as soon as my son's show wraps, I am going to learn how to knit. Your crafty posts have me thinking about it more and more. I used to knit but have forgotten how.

  4. Happy Sunday, Lisa! I love that video. Thank you for sharing.

    It sounds like Bug was very helpful getting your started with that organization yesterday. ;-) It never fails that when I start going through my unread books, I get the strong urge that I want to read them all right then.

    I hope you have a good day, Lisa! I am hoping to fit in some reading time. First though, the dog needs a walk before it starts raining again!

  5. LOL! My daughter loves pulling my books down off of the shelves. It looks like you have had a good week of reading. I'm avoiding the laundry as we speak :)

  6. I find myself unsubscribing to blogs a lot more recently--although this morning I added a few new ones to "test." Sometimes blogging is a nice break from reading. Sometimes. :) There are just SO many books, huh? How do you manage 6 books at one time?

  7. Great song! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Whenever my granddaughter visits, she exhibits the same interest in books. I return them to the shelves.

    Thanks for sharing the song!


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