Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday's Beginnings (16)

This is the beginning of a new week!

So, I am wondering:

How are you fareing in reading your books or are you starting a new book for the new week? The beginning of the week always seems to be a great time to start anew. To me it seems to be the way Monday goes is a sign of how the week will follow. Have you been able to get much reading time in today? Or are you going to be rushed all week to get everything into the short 24 hour day?

I am still adding books to my reading list. This week I have only picked up two books. Two is not that many, but that is okay. I am again behind in reading blogs and I am really limiting my picks this last week, as my tbr stack here has grown with my addiction of purchasing books and with Christmas coming I don't want to purchas anymore - but my list of tbr is TOOOO big. I am never going to get through it! So, I keep reminding my husband that I would love to get books for Christmas. I will see what I will get. Even gift cards would work if he is afraid of getting the wrong books. So thank you all! This is still a wonderous thing! You are all helping to keep me out of trouble and these wonderful authors in work. I am kind of trying to make notes of books to read but the must, must reads are on the top of the list (that is what list these books are on).

With the holiday season and all the running for shopping and even browsing to get ideas for gifts has taken a lot of my reading time away from me. I am still in the same book I started last week, The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington. This read is for a discussion over at Barnes and Nobles, so I will be taking my notes with my stickies. LOL. I had thought I would be able to get back on my routine again... well, I think I was mistaken. Now I am trying to get done shopping and purchasing those lovely gifts that I don't even know what to get, then find time to wrap them all. My husband has also decided to redo some of our kitchen at the same time. AAARRGGHHH! Yeap, holidays and just a little redo in kitchen. Crazy man! Thank goodness we don't have anyone here for Christmas.

As for today, I didn't get any reading done yet. I am going to set an hour aside this evening before bed to get more reading in. I feel the need to get through the current book I am on so I can move on to the next on my list.

So, I am hoping this is not how the week is going to go... always fighting to get the reading in.

Now... this leaves us with one question left... How does it look for your reading progress to fare this week?


  1. Have fun with the kitched redo...those things can be hell sometimes. I just finished The Devil's Alphabet and it it by far, my favorite book of year. I can't remember if you read Pandemonium but this one is even better, but completly different so it's not really a comparison. I've also gotten started on The Complete Stories by Flannary O'Connor. Have a great week and talk toyou later.

  2. I am pushing my way through my book club book for tomorrow. Not finding it fulfilling at all but I lead the review so onward!

    Have a great reading week! :)

  3. Sorry Melissa's husband but I have to agree that only a man would think of a kitchen redo with Christmas just weeks away.

    I've just finisned reading/reviewing my Book Club read - 5 out of 5 which doesn't often happen and am now almost finished book 2 for my Holiday Read Challenge.

  4. Keeping authors in work - now, why do I like the sound of that? Christmas has never been so busy before, as lots of people are buying Cut Short as Christmas presents at signings. One lovely gentleman bought six copies for his family. (I did wonder why they couldn't pass one copy around, but didn't ask. I just kept signing . . . ) But not much time for writing and I should be working on my third book now the manuscript for the second in my series is with the publisher . . .

  5. Ryan - I will try to enjoy the Kitchen redo, but its hard with the holidays as well. I read your review on The Devil's Alphabet, it sounds wonderful! I am going to have to pick that one up at some time.

    Sheila - I don't like when the book seems to not be fulfilling. It is almost a let down. You'll make it though.

    Petty Witter - Yeah, I say he is a crazy man. lol. He is one to always have something going and be busy. Me... I like to sit down with a good book. Oh well. Sounds like you really enjoyed your book. That is great!

  6. Leigh Russell - Thanks for stopping by. I always like to purchase my books, I am greedy though - I keep them all. Glad to hear lots are buying this year! Six copies for one family... must all live in different houses. But, glad he is buying!

    It does seem that people are out buying this year. Its a good sign for us, I hope!


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