Oh my! It feels like months since I wrote a Sunday Salon post. I just didn't have time with the run up to Christmas, but now that Christmas has been packed away into various boxes and put away into the dark hidden places, I feel that I have a new kind of freedom, to restart the things I enjoy doing.
I have spent most of the day tidying the house and now it feels spacious and clean. I feel like the air can finally run smoothly around the house. I have sorted the girls out ready for school tomorrow and finished all my ironing, so hopefully some quality reading time will occur after dinner.
I stayed up really late last night to finish reading Ruined by Paula Morris, which left me with a thirst for more books about New Orleans, so any recommendations would be lovely. I just feel at home when I read books about New Orleans and I have never been there. Is that kind of weird?
I am a quarter way through reading The Seance by John Harwood which will go towards my Victorian Challenge. I started reading The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Now this is a huge book at over a thousand pages, so I figured I would try and read a chapter a day, so that it wouldn't feel so daunting. It will take me half a year to read it, but that is better than leaving it sitting there, due to being constantly put off by the size of it. I also started reading The Stonewalkers by Vivien Alcock, which will go towards the Take A Chance challenge; the first challenge is to read a book by someone with the same name as me.
I hope to start a new scrapbooking challenge which will require me to make a page a week for the next 52 weeks. The challenge is run by Scrapdolly and it is a challenge that requires you to look back at the last 1o years of your life and write about them. If you are interested in joining in, then you will find it here.
Well, I am now off to finish making my shepherd's pie which is cooking nicely in the slow cooker. I hope you all have a great week of reading.