Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Sunday Salon- Back to Blogging

Whew! Where did November go and how are we only two weeks away from Christmas?? Sorry that I've been gone lately but I was sick (which is absolutely no fun when you are huge and pregnant too) and then I took a bit of a blogging break. I'm back and feeling better than ever minus the whole huge thing but I can't really change that right now. And I have about a zillion posts running around in my head that I need to get to but for now I thought I would catch you up with my reading and just say hello :)

I'm currently reading Stolen by Kelley Armstrong. This is the 2nd book in this series and I'm hoping to enjoy it as much as I did the first. As I have yet to review the first book, Bitten, I'll probably end up doing a double review post at some point. In fact, I may be doing a lot of those in the near future. I'm so far behind... I'm also still reading The Woman in White which is going well but let's face it: there is NO way that I am going to finish it before the new year. I'm still reading it in small sections which really does work for me.
Last night, I finished reading The House on Tradd Street by Karen White. While I don't think that I liked it as much as so many others did, I did like it enough to want to read the next book. Hmm...that sounds weird to me so suffice it to say that I liked it but didn't love it. I also recently finished reading Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine which was a great follow-up to the first book in the series. I'm currently about 10 books away from hitting 100 books read this year and have accepted the fact that I probably won't make it. I'm okay with that though as it has been a really good year for me reading wise.
I'm sure that I'll post about my reading goals for 2010 in the near future but they have been rolling around in my head for the past couple of weeks. Plus, all of the challenges that I want to join...I don't think that I can resist some of them. I've put a hold on my library check outs and am just trying to read from the stack that I have because they will all go back at the end of this year. I've decided to start all over with new library loot in 2010 :) Fun, fun... Anyways, my apologies for not being around more these past few weeks and hopefully I will catch up at some point. My google reader is at 1000+ which means I've got some reading and commenting ahead of me. Talk to you soon and happy holidays!!


  1. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. It's so difficult to be sick when you're pregnant. The discomfort is magnified or something.

    I joined the 100+ Challenge for 2010, but honestly don't think I can do it. 75-80 in one year is so much more realistic for me, but what's a challenge if it doesn't challenge you, right?

    Happy reading and stay well! :)

  2. I am so glad you are feeling better, Samantha. I can't wait to read your thoughts on Bitten and Stolen. I really like Armstrong's Women of the Other World series (and Elena's one of my favorite characters--I have a little crush on Clay).

    I hope you are enjoying The Woman in White. It took me a while to get through too.

    I'm with you on The House on Tradd Street. I liked it, but didn't love it.

    Rachel Caine is one of those authors I've been meaning to read but haven't yet had the chance to.

    I hope you have a great week, Samantha.

  3. Glad u r feeling better Sam. It's tough being sick anytime, but especially this time of year.

    I read both The House on Tradd Street, and The Girl on Legare Street, and thought they were fairly good.

  4. Glad to hear that you're feeling better!!! I like the idea of starting over with library loot in 2010!! I've been trying to get through all of mine before the end of the year too!!

  5. Sam, we've missed your posts and are glad you're back. Sometimes you really do need a break from blogging.

    Glad you're feeling better and enjoying your books. Happy holidays!

  6. Yay for feeling better! :) And that's a good plan with your library loot. :D

  7. Man, I was sick too this last month. And it sucked bad. And I'm not even pregnant! So I'm sure you were way more miserable than I was!! I do remember with my last pregnancy, I had the flu really bad in January (about 6 months along). I really wanted to die!

    Glad you are feeling better. It's good to see you back again!

  8. Christine- I'm not going to make it to 100 this year as well but it sure didn't stop me from joining in on the challenge again for next year :)

    Literary Feline- I'm loving this series and am so excited to have found it. I REALLY need to get my review up for these!

    Diane- I liked The House on Tradd Street but just didn't love it like I expected to. Maybe that is what I get for having too high of expectations.

    Staci- I have a huge heap of library books to get through but of course there is no way that I will get to all of them. No matter...they are all still going back and I am starting fresh in 2010.

    Suko- I'll admit that the break did me good..and allowed for me to get in some good reading time which is always a positive.

    Eva- You are telling me...I HATE being sick!

    Stephanie- I'm not going to lie...I'm a whiny sick person. So it made it doubly (is that even a word) hard this time around.


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