The Sunday Salon (December 26)
Happy holidays! Yesterday was Christmas (duh) and while I didn’t get any books for presents I did get some Amazon gift cards, which I plan to use on getting books that have been on my wishlist for a while. Did y’all get any good presents?
Unfortunately I’m a bit sick right now, which stinks for my blogging but it’s pretty good for my reading– yesterday, when I was stuck in bed and trying not to hurl, I actually finished a book. Yes! I read a whole book! I’m excited about that because while I have been reading over my break I haven’t been doing it rapidly or even steadily, so being forced away from the computer for a while was nice. Obviously I’m not going to make my reading goal this year (250 books read; I’m only at 237), but I’m not too torn up about it. I’m just going to keep on reading the way I am now and enjoy what free time I have before going out on the job hunt.
My new year resolutions and end-of-year totals will be up at the end of the week. I also have some interesting things planned for my blog in 2011, which I hope y’all will enjoy reading as much as I hope to enjoy doing them.
Meanwhile, I’m going to work on finishing up my reviews for 2010 and maybe organize some of my books. How are you getting ready for 2011?
Books read this week:
235. Dr Jekyll and Mr Holmes – Loren D. Estleman [rating: Buy it] R
236. Psmith in the City – P.G. Wodehouse [rating: TBD]
237. The End of the World Club – J & P Voelkel [rating: TBD] R
Books reviewed this week:
221. Caliban’s Hour – Tad Williams [rating: Bin it] %
223. The Spellman Files – Lisa Lutz [rating: Buy it] %
226. Chutes & Adders – Barbara Block [rating: Bin it] %
230. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens [rating: Buy it]
231. Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte [rating: Borrow it]
232. Mike and Psmith – P.G. Wodehouse [rating: Borrow it]
The Whitechapel Horrors by Edward B. Hanna, another book in the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes line and an excellent read, so far. It’s a little different from the other pastiches I’ve read because it’s being told from third-person omniscient POV instead of from Dr Watson’s POV. I’m really enjoying it! It’s got loads of footnotes and I can really tell that Mr Hanna did his research.
In My Mailbox (9)
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren (who was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie‘s This Week in Books). Basically you just post about new books that came into your house over the past week, whether in the mail or by getting them at the library or by buying them in a store. Capiche?