Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Sunday Salon - 4 January 2009

Good morning, fellow Saloners! 2009 has gotten off to a great start. I'm slowly working my way through all of my challenges, and I've begun my 101 things to do in 1001 days as well. Today is my last day of vacation before school starts up again on Tuesday (we have a teacher work day tomorrow, so my second semester officially starts then), and I plan on spending it curled up with a good book. Several, in fact. I'm just about done with The Last Days of Dogtown - it's such an intense novel, I keep having to put it down and read lighter, happier fare - and I'm also re-reading a few books from the Taffy Sinclair series (by Betsy Haynes) which I found at a used book store and thought would be great for the YA Reading Challenge. I've also been reading What Would Audrey Do? (very sporadically - a chapter a day or so), which is a combination biography of Audrey Hepburn and guide to living with style. I don't feel like I've learned much about style (I think I'm pretty much a hopeless case on that score), but I have learned quite a few tidbits about Ms. Hepburn that I'll be sharing in my review. Whenever I get to it, that is...

One of my goals for this break was to write several reviews. I didn't get to them (yet), but I still want to. So in the next month or so, look for me to post about The Mating Season, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Sick Puppy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Graphic Novel, Austenland, The Little Prince, and An Abundance of Katherines. Whew! The sad part is, none of these count toward my 2009 challenges. Oh, well...

One last (fun) thing: the "What Kind of a Reader are You?" Quiz

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Book Snob
Literate Good Citizen
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

I got this from Beth F. Good times.

Happy reading! :)


N.Vasillis said...

I can't wait to read your thoughts of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and An Abundance of Katherines. I have The Little Prince on my list as one of the books to read next. I hope you have a good week!

Eva said...

I love Audrey Hepburn, so I look forward to your review. :) Enjoy your last day of vacation!

Anonymous said...

I took that quiz and it said I was a Book Snob. I will admit that my feelings were hurt.