Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Salon - Just Chillin' Out!

My theme this weekend...doing a bit of everything and just chillin' out! This weekend I read a little, watched lots of TV, organized books, and did the boring house stuff like laundry and grocery shopping.

First TV - There was the return of Lost - I missed that show so much. Then, I "discovered" some other shows like Burn Notice, The Mentalist, and the new show Lie to Me. I'm becoming a real couch potato, but I'm having fun. That's the important thing, right?

Then there was my reading - I'm finished with Silent Guardian by Mallory Kane. This was a Harlequin Intrigue. I've become addicted to this line of books all over again. I'll post a review in the next day or two, but the last two books I read were Intrigues and they reminded me why I love these books so much. I have a ton of them in my TBR. I, also, finished listening to Sofie Metropolis. It's the first book in this series and it's by Tori Carrington. Very similar to the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich. It was enjoyable and I have the next two books in the series in my TBR. I'm currently listening to Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner. Very funny book. I'm not sure yet what my next book to read will be.

As for organizing books, I store my books in those big Rubbermaid tubs. I use the 18gallon ones. I now have 30 tubs filled with books and that doesn't even make a dent in my TBR. I still have so many in the guest room that need to be packed away. I keep the tubs numbered and have a corresponding list in Microsoft Word so I know where all my books are.

How do the rest of you store your books? These tubs will eventually go into my basement. I figure if they are in these airtight bins, they should be safe.

I hope everyone has a great week!


  1. It sounds like you are having a very nice weekend, Yvonne! That kitty looks like he's chillin' too. :-)

    Hubby and I haven't watched the Lost premiere yet, but hopefully today! I admit I've been a bit of a couch potato too. I got the entire Charmed series as a gift and have been watching that off and on when I get the chance. It's probably one of the reasons my reading has slowed down.

    Most of my books are on the bookshelves in one way or another. I also have books in boxes and bags in my TBR room, those that won't fit on the shelves yet.

    I hope you have a great week too!

  2. Whenever I get a boxed set of DVDs of one of the TV shows, I become addicted and can't stop watching - one after the other. LOL Have fun with Charmed. I never saw that one.

  3. I am glad LOST is back too. Though i'm not too fond of all that time travel. 30 tubs filled with books !! wow, happy reading :)
    I need to get tubs too, i'm still in denial about the fact that I need tubs to store my keep them in my bookshelf, some in cardboard boxes and some are on my dresser.

  4. Naida - The time travel makes my head spin! LOL

  5. You're lucky you have a basement. In Fl we don't have them and the garage and attic is too hot to store anything! I usually take what won't fit on the bookshelves up north and give them to family or donate them to the library book sale. I can only keep so many, usually only the ones I know I want to re read.


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