2013: Sunday Salon – May Edition

Hello all… Long time no talk! I confess that I haven’t been very into blogging lately. My reading has actually been good this year — I’ve finished 32 books. Unfortunately, my review writing has not been good — I’m 16 books in arrears! I actually have a few reviews that are already written, I just haven’t put together the blog posts. I think a lot of it is my annual spring doldrums. I always have

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2012: Monday Salon – What do you mean it's January?

Happy New Year! Okay, so I’m a little bit late. I’ve been trying to get my ducks in a row this new year, and so far I’m failing pretty miserably. Christmas in the desert was good. I was either looking at stuff like this:   Death Valley — Lowest point in the Western Hemisphere Or stuff like this: Vegas, Baby! Overall, it was a pretty good trip. The weather was beautiful (cool in the mornings

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2011: Sunday (Friday) Salon – Merry Christmas Edition

Merry (almost) Christmas everyone! I’m posting this on Friday because if all has gone well, we are on (or nearly on) the road heading for Baltimore right now. December has felt somewhat harried to me. I had several work projects that absolutely had to be done this week, and add to that Christmas parties, shopping, mailing, and other obligations, and it makes for one busy girl. I had the day off yesterday, and though I

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2011: Just Blathering…

2011 has been a strange reading year for me. I am nowhere near the pace I usually set, and this looks like it’s going to be the first year I haven’t hit 100 books since 2005. Am I unhappy about this? Maybe a little. Mostly, I think it means that I haven’t done a great job choosing what to read. A number of the books I’ve had on my nightstand have been dense, long reads,

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