TSS (Apr. 10): Post-readathon & IMM (22)

The Sunday Salon (April 10) So! The readathon was pretty awesome, right? I only read one book, myself, but I had a FANTASTIC time cohosting and being in charge and HAVING THE POWER to, like, do stuff. It was fun! Thanks so much to everyone who came and visited the readathon blog and left such nice comments! And especially thanks to my fellow readathon volunteers, cohosts and cheerleaders, who put so much work into making Read More …

TSS (Apr. 3): Book buying blahs & IMM (21)

The Sunday Salon (April 3) On Monday, during the tiny roadtrip to Sante Fe, we stopped at one of those discount stores that sell everything under the sun and I very foolishly browsed through their book section. All the books were $3 and under, and I very nearly bought about 10 of them. Luckily I stopped myself in time– both because I’m actually on a paper book-buying ban and because I’m saving what money I Read More …

TSS (Mar. 27): Road trip! & IMM (20)

The Sunday Salon (March 27) I’m going on a road trip tomorrow! Sort of. I guess it doesn’t count as a proper road trip if the trip lasts only an hour each way. But it’s still a long-ish time spent in a car, and I’m going to bring at least two books because I can. (So there!) The first one is going to be whatever book I don’t finish reading today, and the other one Read More …

TSS (Mar. 20): BEA Prep & IMM (19)

The Sunday Salon (March 20) It is now about two months until Book Expo America happens! I’m still going, of course, and I’ve started planning and prepping for the trip. I like planning trips– it’s one of my favorite things to do– and since this is my first big trip on my own, I want to do a really good job of planning and preparing so I don’t bring shame down upon my super-organized family. Read More …

TSS (Mar. 13): While I was on break & IMM (18)

The Sunday Salon (Mar. 13) So I’m back! I think. Yesterday I was somewhat enthusiastic about posting again, but today I’m more ambivalent. Possibly that’s because of my allergies, which have become rather horrific over the past few days. Anyway, after thinking about it, I’ve decided to change some things around here. Basically I’m going to: post only two reviews a week (instead of three). cut out the bi-weekly Free (& Cheap) Reads meme. Since Read More …

TSS (Feb. 27): No more worries & IMM (17)

The Sunday Salon (Feb. 27) Remember when I was all freaked out about my TBR pile and how I’d have to store them and whatever? Well! I’ve come out on the other side now. I don’t give a crap any longer about how big my TBR pile is, and I’m not even going to worry about having to keep them in storage somewhere (along with all my other stuff). Once I actually go have to Read More …

TSS (Feb. 20): All-clear & IMM (16)

The Sunday Salon (Feb. 20) I almost didn’t do a Sunday Salon post this week, because I didn’t feel like I had anything to talk about. I have nothing to complain about, after giving myself permission to have a life away from blogs and social media. I feel much more relaxed this week (sort of) than I did last week, or ever for the past couple of weeks. Of course, I still worry about things– Read More …

TSS (Feb. 13): Being okay with less & IMM (15)

The Sunday Salon (Feb. 13) I think I’ve been spending too much time on the internet. I’ve got too many blogs, and too many social media things that I feel pressured to keep up with, and it’s all gotten really exhausting lately. It feels like so many people are expecting me, as a blog owner, to be doing all these millions of things– keeping up with the news, reading tons of books, expanding my social Read More …

TSS (Feb. 6): Book events & IMM (14)

The Sunday Salon (Feb. 6) Being unemployed and any classes to distract me, I’ve been spending all of my time sitting indoors reading books or surfing the web. In fact, the only time I’ve been outside in the past month– besides the Disney trip– has been to check the mail. Which is maybe once a week! That’s pretty terrible, and it doesn’t make me feel like I’m making the best use of my time. I’ve Read More …

TSS (Jan. 30): Schedules & IMM (13)

The Sunday Salon (Jan. 30) Last week I talked about turning off my clock and not paying attention to time. I’ve still got the clock turned off, but I’m watching time a bit more than I was before, mostly because I’ve started to stay up past 3am and waking up past 12pm, which isn’t what I necessarily want. I don’t mind staying up late, but I HATE waking up past noon. I don’t know why– Read More …