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....
Nothing much happen this week for me reading wise. It has been very slow. After taking a long break from reading and blogging I am trying to find my footing. It's still a work in progress.
At the end of last year I started a book club on Meetup. There aren't to many book clubs in the Miami area. If there are I haven't been able to find them. I have only seen two active ones and both of them are outside my traveling distant. The one that I could go to and try to a attend every few months, meets up on a Wednesday night. Which is hard for me because of work, distance and the bus ride.
That being said. I started my own, near to my house that meets once a month on Saturday. This month was our first official meeting and we talked about Wench (review). It was a lively meeting and I really enjoyed myself. If you haven't tried a book club I highly suggest that you do. It was a great way to spend an Saturday.
One of the things that I learned from the book club is to write my reviews before the meeting. After I got back I tried to write the review for Wench and I didn't go so well. My thoughts were scattered because there were so many talking points brought up. My review suffered because of it.
This year I aim to read fifty books. The good thing about GoodReads is that there is a little widget that will track how many books you have read. So, far I am on track. Hopefully, I can keep it up.
I signed up for The Unread Book Challenge 2012. Basically it is a challenge to that encourages the reading of books that are already owned. In my initial post, I claimed that I own 57 books but that doesn't include my digit collection. Only books in which I own a physical hard copy.
That got me thinking, I really should include my whole collection both digital and physical. If I do (and I will) that means I have currently a total 518 books. Which stuns me, most of the books on my Nook where free and a good number of them are classics. But oh my word. I have some reading to do.
I got tried of the old blog template so I tried to change it. But couldn't find one that I liked. So, I went back to basics until something catches my eye.
Anyone know a good website for free blogger templates.
That's it for me now.
See you next Sunday,