This is sort of a combo Mailbox Monday and Sunday Salon, because I fully intended to write a Sunday Salon post yesterday. I actually had two paragraphs poked out on my iPhone while at my APA match last night when I tried to save a draft and then lost everything. The WordPress iPhone app obviously still has some issues. I was too ticked off to write it again.
Anyway, I hope all you Thanksgiving celebrators out there had a good Thanksgiving! We traveled to Ohio and visited with my dad’s family. We basically did nothing but eat, play games, and sleep from 8pm on Wednesday until we fell into bed at 1am Saturday morning. Our food of choice was pie, and our games of choice were Euchre, poker, and a game called Time’s Up. There were 32 of us for Thanksgiving dinner and from 10-20 of us (depending on the time of day) at my aunt’s all day on Friday. My family is very loud and boisterous, so it was a raucous good time.
I brought some books with me, but the only reading I got done was either during the drive or while acting as a pillow for my cousin’s sleeping 1 month old. It’s always nice to get a good baby sniff fix. I finished Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir and we listened to Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore, which was better than some of the other Moore books we’ve listened to lately. I’m also halfway through The Book Thief, which I need to get finished for book club Thursday night. I like it so far, though it takes a little bit of time to adjust to the author’s style. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that most of my book club is going to hate it, because they probably will see the style as frippery.
Also, it is the time of year for challenge sign-ups! I have a whole mess of challenge posts starred in my Google Reader, so I’ll be posting about them in the month to come.
Now, for the mailbox! I had a few things come in this week — two books from Amazon Vine, and then some others from PaperbackSwap:
Veracity and The First Rule are the Vine books. I’ll be reading The First Rule fairly quickly, because my mother-in-law will flip over it. I’d like to pass it on to her at Christmas. The Outlaw Demon Wails will be read pretty soon as well, because I’ve been waiting for this to come up on my PBS wishlist for quite a while.
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