The Sunday Salon - DON'T PANIC

The Sunday

Okay, so last Sunday didn't really go as planned. I didn't get to start First Light like I wanted because I found myself on an impromptu road trip. It was supposed to be fun and relaxing and it ended up being kind of like HELL. As a result I didn't read one word on Sunday, or for a few days after. I was WAAAAY too busy recovering.

Over the remainder of the week I was able to finish my 186th book of the year. (My pace is getting slower as it gets closer to the holidays.) First Light was a good read and the first book by the author of the hugely popular When You Reach Me. Rebecca Stead did a good job interweaving two storylines in the icy Greenland.

The beauty of the cover seems to reflect the beauty of the land itself. It also really ties into what is happening with the story and it was interesting to flip to the cover and think about what was being said in the book.

I read this book because I saw it on a YA Dystopia list and I was really excited to read another book by Rebecca Stead since I loved When You Reach Me so much.

Okay, and if my weekend wasn't stressful enough last time, well there is another snag in my plans. My mother calls me on Wednesday and says she is flying for Christmas. Um.....

Now I have two options here.

So eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek. Aaaaaah!
Mostly just panic, and so far I am staying in control. We will see what happens after she is staying with me for THREE WEEKS!!!

I have been racing around the house like a crazy person trying to get ready for her arrival, which will be Monday. My whole life now consists of a huge countdown calendar counting down the seconds of impending doom.

Therefore, much to my chagrin, I will not be getting much reading done THIS Sunday either. I have been trying to pace myself and sneak in time for myself amidst all the chaos I have created for myself. I could also throw in a book on tape or some, but I don't have many handy. My mp3 player would be really helpful in a time like this. IF ONLY IT WASN'T broken.

But trying to make the best of all this and get through Christmas. Once all the planning for that is over I can sit down for a couple days and read, read, read. In theory at list.

What books are you trying to get in before the end of the year?

Oh and before I sign off this Sunday, I need to give a special thanks to Kathleen Duey for stopping by my blog and commenting. Now that I know this major young adult author has seen my reading goals for 2010 I am going be sure pressed to stick to them.

Speaking of 2010 goals. I am planning on reading the second book in her Resurrection of Magic series in January or February. Skin Hunger, the first book in the Resurrection of Magic, is also on many young adult dystopian fiction lists and you probably really need to check it out. Sacred Scars is the 2nd book.

And just look at these covers. Aren't they amazing?


  1. I was surprised by When You Reach Me. Definitely not what I expected, but I really liked it. I LOVED the details she put into everything, and I really want to read First Light now.

    I also REAAAALLY want to read Kathleen Duey's books. They sound awesome.

  2. Skin Hunger looks really amazing! Thanks for highlighting it!


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