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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Salon - Catch Up


I have been so busy I didn't get to do the Sunday Salon last week, so this is a catch up week. I have spent the last 2 weeks apartment shopping and decided on one yesterday. Even though the move in date will be earlier than we really wanted, we are locking in a much lower rent because they have a winter rate deal going on now. So it will end up saving us A LOT in the long run. And it was the place we had wanted to get into - so we will just spend some time moving things up and getting situated.

Now onto book news.
Last week I finished listening to my audiobook of Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. I really enjoyed this read and was teary eyed at several points throught out. I haven't seen the movie, but I know that it can't end the same way as the book. One of my friends was hinting at the ending, and it doesn't seem like that was what happened in the book. So this might be another book to screen change that I don't like. We will see. My next audio, which I'm about half way through right now, is One For the Money by Janet Evanovich from the Stephanie Plum series. Loving it!

I started reading Within the Hollow Crown by Margaret Campbell Barnes at the beginning of this past week. I'm currently at about chapter 3. It is a little slow going and I really need to do some background research as to who these people are because I have never read about this period. Then, a few days into it, Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell arrived, and I abandoned the Barnes book for the Cowell. I'm 1/3 into it and it is reading so much more quickly. Once I finish, I will return to the Barnes. Both have to be finished by the beginning of April, so I need to get cracking!

Other than that, not too much is going on around here in terms of book/blog world. I have a couple of reviews I need to catch up on and an interview with Kristina Emmons, author of Roeing Oaks, to come soon. So keep your eyes open.

Happy Sunday!



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2 comments:

  1. Good luck with your move. With the cost of living, you need to take advantage of every opportunity you can.
    I've found that when life is a bit chaotic, the books that are meatier and take more concentration are the ones that get set aside. I won't say I switch to fluff, but I do tend to read something that is easier to follow. A good romance or mystery will do.
    Good luck with the reviews you have to write.

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  2. Glad you got a good deal on an apartment. Plus the extra time won't make you feel so rushed. You'll get rid of the boxes eventually :)
    Good luck getting your reading done.

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