Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sunday Salon: A Need for Shelves

What a glorious weekend! With any big grading projects behind me last week, this weekend has been pretty stress free for once. Having said that though, my mind has turned to the remnants of my move, and where to put all the boxes of books and DVDs that are still stacked and lying around. I went out in search of some decent shelves, but kept changing my mind on what I wanted. Do I want them all to be oak (or faux-oak from my college days), cappuccino (that's what the box called the color), or black (like the one's in my bedroom)? Should I get two, or should I go ahead and get three so that the room is filled with bookshelves? Funny questions, but that's what I've been mulling in my head!

Here's the deal. When books become an obsession, a passion, and in my case, a profession, they start becoming almost impossible to house! As you might recall, I purchased an APPLE BOX full of books at a book sale in Hawaii. Well, after several boxes mailed home, and my last suitcase over Christmas crammed full, I finally got them all home. you think I paid too much for a box of used books by the time it was all said and done?!? Yes. I'm sick.

Having said all that, I don't see my book obsessions changing anytime soon, so I'm going to have to just surrender to them. Books make me happy, and I'm thankful for great writers that continue to keep my shelves filled to the brim.

As for this Sunday, my goal is actually to write two posts for this coming week. I finished the Princess Diaries series with the last three books over last weekend and the first of this last week. The series turned out pretty cute, so I'm happy to have finished the series. I can now begin Ransom My Heart, which Meg Cabot helped her character, Princess Mia, to write. It should be a fun connection.

As for what I'll be reading, much of it continues to be things I've been reading for some time. I'm still reading Marian Keyes, The Brightest Star, and really am quite enjoying the story; it just happens to be long, large pages, and small type.

I should be finishing up Shannon Hale's The Actor and the Housewife, which I'm having pretty mixed emotions about. I'll hold off on my final opinion for after I finish!

Well, since I seem to read a million books at one time, only to settle on one after I'm part way through, we'll see what I actually settle down to reading. Regardless, I love having choices! Also, if nothing else, I'll tune in to PBS Sunday night to watch the American broadcast of the new BBC version of Emma. Don't forget to tune in!


  1. I just started Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes...would love to read your review of The Brightest Star in the Sky :)

  2. I am a big Marian Keyes fan but I have This Charming Man to read before I pick this one up - what do you think of The Brightest Star?

  3. Have read a few Marian Keyes books and enjoyed them, so am looking forward to your review of The Brightest Star In The Sky. Enjoy!

  4. Oh thank you for reminding me of Ransom my Heart! I saw it in a bookstore a while ago and really wanted it! Looking forward to your review :)