Sunday 19 April 2009

Sunday Salon- Another challenge completed.

This morning finds me really tired, as I spent yesterday at a huge scrapbooking show in London, so a bleary eyed welcome to all Sunday Saloners this morning. If you want to know more about Sunday Salon you will find it here.

I am feeling really pleased with myself today, as this week I completed the second one of my reading challenges and we are only a quarter of the way through the year. I have read 25 new authors to me. How fabulous is that. I am not going to list all 25 here, as they are listed on the right hand side of my blog.

I have read some fabulous new authors and there are quite a few I plan to read again. Holly Black and Cassandra Clare might just be my favourite out of them all. I also really enjoyed R.J Anderson who wrote Knife. I have also really enjoyed the Spooks series by Joseph Delaney.

This week I feel my reading has slowed down a bit. I think that is mainly due to the kids being off for Easter and I have spent most of Easter rushing around like a loony in order to keep them entertained. Normal life will resume tomorrow and I might stop feeling so tired.

This week I finished reading the following three books:

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The first two I have already reviewed this week, so if you click on the titles, they will take you to the reviews. Little House in the Big Woods will be reviewed tomorrow.

I am still reading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden and Bad Blood by Lorna Sage. I have also started reading the second Spooks book - The Spook's Curse and Holy Fools by Joanne Harris.

I have loads of new books to read, so I hope to start some of them soon.

Have you managed to get a lot of reading done with the children off?


  1. 25 new authors is fantastic! I've never kept track of that, but it is a fun idea. Maybe I will start!

  2. 25 new authors, very cool. I'm doing that challenge too. My kids were off last week, and it doesnt really change my reading habits, since I still have to work.

  3. That's great that you completed two of your challenges. 25 new authors! That's amazing!

  4. I love finding new authors! Congrats on completing your challenges. :)

  5. You are doing so good with your challenges! I haven't completed one yet! LOL.

  6. Congratulations on completing two challenges.
    Awesome job!!
    Memoirs of a Geisha was one of my all time favorite books. I think you will like it a lot. It is amazing that it is written by a man.
    Can't wait for your review.
    Have a great week...and thanks for your well wishes...I'm getting there..slowly. Wisteria

  7. Congratulations on finishing two more challenges. I really need to get started finishing more. Have a good week.


  8. Congratulations on the completion of your challenges!

    I'm very bad with them and I kept distracting myself with the others books not in my challenges. Hmm...

  9. I think you've done a great job with your challenges - maybe you're more organised than you think!

    I got very little reading done :( I took 5 books with me on holiday thinking I'd get loads of reading done, but only managed half of one! HA!


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