The Sunday Salon (August 21): Vacation news

The Sunday So I’m on vacation! And so far it’s amazing. I’ve never been to California before, though of course I’ve seen it on TV a lot. The bit we’re at now, the coastal bit, basically looks like every TV show set at or near the California coast, so that’s cool. We actually drove up through part of the Mojave Desert, which was hot and horrible and something I’m not looking forward to driving through again.

On the other hand, the bit of the Kaibab National Forest that we drove through in Arizona was probably the loveliest bit of scenery I’ve ever seen so far.

Anyway, I’m not planning on doing really detailed travel posts, as I don’t think I’m a really good travel writer, but I’m taking pictures and videos and keeping a travel journal/scrapbook, and I’ll upload those when I get back home so y’all can peruse through them if you’d like.

If you’d like to keep sort of up-to-date on what I’m doing, I’ve been tweeting updates every so often (with pictures!). I don’t think I’ll be keeping up with my usual amount of blogging this week, as I can’t really care too much about reviews when I’m staring at the ocean, but I’ll catch up once I get back so…don’t worry, I guess?

In completely different news! I’m going to be a judge for Book Blogger Appreciation Week! Huzzah!

And finally, the winner of the The Magician King giveaway is: Stephanie of Stephanie Reads! Congratulations!

Weekly Book Stats

Books read this week:
99. iDrakula – Bekka Black [rating: TBD] e
100. A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains – Isabella L. Bird [rating: TBD] e

Books reviewed this week:
73. Ruby Red – Kerstin Gier [rating: 3]
75. Sirenz – Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman [rating: 2] B
80. Lighthousekeeping – Jeanette Winterson [rating: 4]
81. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers – Maria Augusta Trapp [rating: 3]

Books acquired this week:
None. πŸ™

Currently reading:
I’m about 6% into Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, something that I thought went well after reading A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains. It’s set in the early 1900s and it’s actually kind of funny! I’m liking it a lot so far.

14 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon (August 21): Vacation news”

    1. It really is! Well, the Mojave was a bit disappointing (in that it’s too close to how Albuquerque looks), but I love the coastal region.

  1. Several years ago on a family vacation, we drove through Kaibab National Forest and it was just so beautiful – wildflowers, expansive meadows fringed by the forest.

  2. I’ve missed out on so much while I’ve been away and now you’re in Cali! Yay! I’m glad to hear that you’ve been enjoying yourself. I can’t want to hear more about you trip. πŸ™‚

    1. Pictures should be up on Flickr sometime next week, and I’ll probably do some shortish posts about the trip on my non-book blog, too. πŸ˜€ Yay!

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