Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Salon - November has begun!

I'm just back from a week on vacation in sunny Florida and had a wonderful time. I know I've been rather neglectful on my blog recently, but I'm hoping that will change now that I'm back.

October wasn't a great reading month for me...only 6 books.

13 1/2 by Nevada Barr
92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laura Viera Rigler (audio)
Sliding Into Home by Joanne Rock
Heat Wave by Richard Castle
Taking Woodstock by Elliot Tiber (audio)

All were really good books.

November is off to a good start, but only because I've been on vacation. I've already read Night's Edge by Maggie Shayne, Charlaine Harris and Barbara Hambly; The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson and I'm finishing up The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney. Reviews will be posted soon.

I've pretty much decided to slow down with the reading challenges and just read what I want. If they happen to fit in with any of my remaining challenges, that's great. If not, so be it. They were fun at first, but then they became too stressful, which is silly since this is a fun thing. Not something to stress over. Next year, I don't think I'll be joining up with any...maybe...we'll see :)

Hope you all have a great week!

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  1. In 2008, I read two books in Feb and two in August. 6 is good enough!

    Here is my Sunday Salon post!

  2. How nice that you had such a good vacation in Florida! I agree that challenges can get stressful. Mostly I don't want to offend anyone by ignoring their challenge, but have realized that I'm not going to finish several challenges this year, so I've got to be ok with that.

  3. I've actually sworn off challenges because I just want to read what I want to read and let my mood decide what it should be.

  4. I've just released the stranglehold of challenges from my life too. I suspect I'll continue joining them because they sound too cool to skip but I'm giving myself permission to fail them in a big way if that's what my reading moods dictate.

  5. Welcome back from FL. I plan to join fewer challenges as well in 2010. I want to read certain books from my shelf and that will be my focus. (Love the cute cat/caption).

  6. Welcome back :) It looks like you've had a good reading start for November.


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