The Sunday Salon – January 30, 2011

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Yay for weekends! With all of the excitement over last weekend’s football games, Jim and I are definitely enjoying the calm before the storm. That’s right, folks. We are a divided house. Jim is a die-hard Steelers fan, and I bleed green and gold. (I even had a retainer that was green and gold. Disgusting but true.) The smack talk hasn’t been too bad this week, but as we get closer to the big game, I know it is going to get worse.

I bit the bullet and signed up on Tumblr. You can find me under “whatsheread”. Now, someone please help me figure out what to do with it?!?

Did you sign up for my Bloggiversary Giveaway? It is still open until Tuesday.

Thanks to last week’s Bloggiesta, I’ve been able to stay on top of reviews and am even scheduled through the middle of February. Blogging is so much more fun when there is no pressure to write a post the day before it is scheduled to go live! I’ve been able to finish some amazing, and not-so-amazing books this week. These include A Geography of Secrets by Frederick Reuss, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann, Y by Bonnie Rozanski, and Beneath the Sands of Egypt by Donald Ryan. Three e-books, one audio and one hard copy in all. Look for those reviews later in February!

This week, I kept busy with reviews of The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa, American Uprising by Daniel Rasmussen, and The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld. I also shared more weight loss celebrations. I tried to get Connor to update his Connor’s Corner, but alas, it turns out that he has a massive math project, for which he was given eight weeks to finish and as of last Monday still had not completed the first part of the seven-part project. He has been buys catching up and avoiding parental wrath since then.

Speaking of wrath, to avoid that myself, I need to get some bills paid, laundry cleaned, and groceries purchased. I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday. Happy reading!

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9 Responses to The Sunday Salon – January 30, 2011
  1. Colleen
    January 30, 2011 | 5:07 PM

    Good luck to your packers! I am not a huge football fan (in fact when I saw you mention Green and Gold, I thought of my alma mater William and Mary – those are our colors!) but I always enjoy the Superbowl for the fun parties and commercials. Have a good week!

  2. amymckie
    January 30, 2011 | 5:22 PM

    Ahhh I am feeling so stressed and behind in things. I'm jealous that you've been keeping up on the reading and commenting and blogging since Bloggiesta! I'm hoping to catch up today. Best of luck with the game, here's hoping your team wins!

  3. Bryan G.
    January 30, 2011 | 7:08 PM

    Tumblr (and posterous) are for whatever you like. Anything goes and anything that might not fit on the blog or that might be a supplement to the blog. Quotes. Photos. Whatever. At least, that's what I use my posterous for, including videos to movies I'm watching.

  4. Amy @ My Friend Amy
    January 30, 2011 | 7:16 PM

    Wow you're way ahead! I must admit to being a bit envious! 🙂

  5. Michelle
    January 30, 2011 | 11:38 PM

    I love football, so I watch the Super Bowl no matter what. I will admit that in some years, we do pay more attention to the commercials. This year, though, I don't even know if we'll pay attention to the commercials. LOL!

  6. Michelle
    January 30, 2011 | 11:41 PM

    I haven't been commenting too much. Today is the first time I have been able to answer e-mails and comments in a week. I will admit it is a wonderful being so caught up on reviews. I want to try to make it last as long as possible!

  7. Michelle
    January 30, 2011 | 11:45 PM

    Staying in control is amazing and really does take the pressure off of blogging. I am enjoying the entire experience, including reading. I'll be playing on Tumblr to see what all the fuss is about!

  8. Michelle
    January 30, 2011 | 11:47 PM

    I'll be playing around with it over the next few weeks. It looks fun at least!

  9. Michelle
    January 30, 2011 | 11:47 PM

    LOL! I have never been this far ahead. It's a great feeling but it does take discipline. It would be so easy to just keep writing the reviews one at a time. I really hope it lasts!

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