Sunday, 30 January 2011

The Sunday Salon, NaBloPoMo: January 30th – Reading, life and other stuff

Hello my book mates,

I hope the weekend is treating you all fine and you are all bracing yourself for the week ahead. I hate Monday’s, I am sure you can tell.

My weekend has been filled with cutting papers, gluing and loads of glitter courtesy of time spend with the niece. We are having a great time at a two day fair, it’s not so warm here at the moment – but what better way is there than to spend the day with ladies who speak my language and have no hang-ups about eating an unhealthy amount of chocolate with no complains in sights.

Here’s how things are shaping up on my end……



On Reading

Do I ever stop, my e-reader has become my right hand machine, especially on the train home. I am also getting in a few audio books as well – they work really well when I am rushing around getting the house together to meet a new day.

I can’t say anything special jumped out at me this week – they are basically the same plotline only with different characters and a little shorter.

I am reading a set of books now with spanking – not BDSM, but where the general rule is that women are spanked to keep them in line or to re-enforce the pecking order or some such lamentation….

I really want to toss a big rock now!!!!!!




On life

2011 had kicked off for me in a rather busy way- I feel like I have not stopped for the past three weeks. I haven’t even found time to do daily blog hops…

The boss hasn’t clamped down on the internet, but too much “beginning of the  year projects” has me knee deep in paper work.. Just another week or two and this onslaught show lessen – A bit.

I hope you all are doing great – I have been reading, but little to no comments here or there..  One thing you all have been doing however is adding to my To Be Bought list….

It’s in a crazy shape at the moment….

Thanks for the recommendations and looking forward to much more book pimping this week…



On Nablopomo

In January I took part in the Nablopomo month – which had a theme of Friends. It was a fun month remembering all the ups and downs that makes up friendship.. Check out my post HERE

I even connected with a few friends in real life – a neat way to kick ff 2011.

The theme for February Nablopomo month  blogging is CHARACTER. It's a flexible theme, allowing you to blog about all sorts of things:

1. The people in your life who stand out in regard to their outstanding (or lack of) character -- the use of pseudonyms might be prudent here;

2. Experiences in your life that have helped you build moral character, and the work you might still need to do;

3. It's a chance to try writing in character -- try on different personas and voices for fun, or to address things you might not normally talk about;

4. Character is another word for a letter or symbol, if you feel like it's finally time to indulge in some font nerdery.


The site also has a section for people who like to post everyday but find it difficult or struggle to come up with ideas…

Looking to do something different in February check out the Nablopomo  site.


Until next week




I am doing NaBloPoMo this January. The theme this month is - Friends
Best friends, worst friends, friends of the family . . . how many do you have, how many do you need, and where are they when you need them.


From  site –

What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....

That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book.

3 Speak To Me:

gautami tripathy on 30 January 2011 at 15:26 said...

Sometimes we have to catch up with work, life and other things.

Here is my Sunday Salon post!

Chris on 30 January 2011 at 16:46 said...

Oh, that "home discipline" series would drive me batshit for sure. Grrrrrrr.

wren boudreau on 30 January 2011 at 22:19 said...

I'm with Chris. Well, actually, I wouldn't have picked up that book in the first place!

I've enjoyed reading your Friendship posts (even if I didn't always comment). Looking forward to see what you might get up to with Character!