What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....
Starting Classics: For some reason unknown to me, I have a problem starting classic or older reads. Right now I should be reading Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence but I can't get pass the first two sentences. I always seem to have this problem when reading classics. I get the book but when I try to open it and read it, I get stuck. I know that once I start I will pick up speed and be able to finish. But starting is the problem. Does anyone else have this problem?
Blog Improvement: My resolution to improve my blog is going well. I have decided to try out Comment Luv, instead of using Blogger's comment system. So far so good. I love how it lets me reply to comments and layers them. It makes it so much easier. I have also announced my first ever giveaway and so far the response has been good. I would like to do them more often. But hopefully I can at least try for one a month. This weeks improvements have been minor. I have added a sidebar that list books reviewed by title. Right now I am working on reference posts for my Perpetual Challenges.
- Host Mini Challenge (Work In Process)
- Star Rating Explanation
- Review Policy
- Improve About and Contact Sidebar
- Try Out LinkWithin
Giveaway Reminder: Don't forget that the giveaway of The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister ends on July 18, 2009. Winners will be announced on July 19, 2009