The Sunday Salon (Mar. 8): Distractions

The Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb Nance at Readerbuzz each week. So I think what I’m going to do is stay OFF of Twitter, because it’s stressing me out, and focus only on doing blog posts/comments/etc. I mean, I have an automated thing which should cross-post my new blog posts to Twitter, but other than that, I think I’ll just…be over here. Another stress: I have still not finished any of the books I Read More …

The Sunday Salon (Feb. 23): Back to blogging

The Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb Nance at Readerbuzz each week. So I spent some time this week going through my old blog posts1 and trying to make sure everything’s a-ok. For instance, when I started using the Ultimate Book Blogger plugin in 2013, I had over 5 years of reviews that needed to get transferred over…and I never did it! They STILL haven’t been done, and it’s been literally 7 years. I guess Read More …

The Sunday Salon (Apr. 8): Rereading for fun and profit

I’ve been rereading a good amount of books this year– way more than I did last year, anyway. And I’ve remembered something: rereading is fun! And I don’t just mean rereading something I’d read just the year before: going back to books I first read two+ years ago is almost a magical experience. It’s fun to revisit places and people and stories that I loved once upon a time. I tend to have a very Read More …

The Sunday Salon (Apr. 1):The Hunger Games movie review

Happy April, everyone! I’m going to do my monthly review later this week. Today I want to try and catch up on writing reviews, which have really piled up lately because I’ve been reading SO many good books that all deserve a longish review. I’m not sure how it happened, but I’m basically reading three trilogies all at once, which is strange. Usually I try to break up series books so I don’t get overwhelmed, Read More …

The Sunday Salon (Mar. 25): Quarterly reading update

So March 31st is the end of the first quarter of the year; this means I should be about a quarter way through my reading goal by then, if I mean to stay on track and not frantically scramble around at the end of the year to read two books a day or something. As of today, I need to finish reading about eight books to be able to do that. I don’t THINK I Read More …

The Sunday Salon (Mar. 18): Lots of books in a small room

Hello! Happy Sunday evening, everyone. I’ve completely forgotten what it was I was originally going to write about for today’s post, so instead let’s talk about bedroom decor. We’re fairly certain we’re going to get the house we’ve found, so that means I can start planning how I’m going to decorate my room! Now, my new room is about half the size of my Albuquerque room, which means I’ll need to change how I’d normally Read More …

The Sunday Salon (Mar. 11): Tiny reviews of Death of an Obnoxious Tourist, Penumbra, Kitchen Confidential

Okay, so here’s the deal: I’m getting a little tired of my usual blogging practices. Normally I write 3-10 reviews a week, depending on how far behind I am. Keeping up with that? Is kind of tiring. Especially since I want to try doing other, non-review posts sometimes. Writing the reviews, though, takes up most of my blogging time and that’s annoying. What I’m going to try to do instead is sort of like what Read More …

The Sunday Salon (Mar. 4): LA Times Festival of Books

So the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is coming up next month! I’m planning on going for at least one day, although if I can find a cheap hostel (or temporary roomate?) I may go for both days. Since it’ll be my first time being in LA and my first time at the festival– does anyone have any tips for me? What sort of things go on at the festival? Are there any special Read More …

The Sunday Salon (Feb. 26): One year older

It was my birthday on Saturday! I’m 24 now! I don’t feel any different from being 23, really, but compared to my 14/15-year-old self I feel much cooler. So that’s good. If you didn’t know, I took a break from blogging this week. It was nice! I read books, didn’t worry about writing posts, etc. Stuffed my face full of rock candy, which probably wasn’t a good idea. And now I’m trying to figure out Read More …

The Sunday Salon (Feb. 19): A review of ebookfling

I’ve been a member of ebookfling since December, and though I haven’t used it all that much I really like it so far. Basically, it’s a website where you can lend and borrow ebooks with other people via the “lend” ability of Kindles and Nooks. As such, it only works with Kindles and Nooks (or Kindle/Nook apps) and their corresponding ebook formats and lending rules (two weeks to keep a borrowed book, can only lend Read More …