Sunday, January 03, 2010

The Sunday Salon - The Truth is in the Numbers!

I rarely do this, but I'm actually reading three books at the moment. For a girl that goes through such terrible slumps, I'd say that's something to celebrate! And I did celebrate tonight with caramel apple pie, but that's a whole other story.

Anywho, as you can see from my sidebar, I'm still chugging away at Emma, and I really do love it. It's a shame it's taken me this long to read it, but if I'm too sleepy at night, the lilting British English puts me to sleep. No, I'm not listening to it, but I'm playing the movie over in my head, and it still takes a toll. I love the story. Maybe not as much as Pride and Prejudice, but darn close. Emma is a great character, and I actually can't wait to read the book's introduction when I'm done. I like to save the literary insight until the end, you see.

I'm also neck-deep in Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy. It's written by Paula Butturini, and I've mentioned it here before. I've also been raving about it on Twitter. The most frustrating part is that it's for a book blog tour on January 22nd, so I can't say much until then. Except....I LOVE THIS BOOK! It's a beautiful foodie memoir and great story of life abroad (sometimes under the worst conditions), and there will be many noteworthy passages I'll have to share with you all when the review goes up.

Finally, I've been in a baby flurry. With all this talk of baby showers, and the baby gifts we got for Christmas, and all of the manic cleaning and house organizing I've been doing, it seemed an appropriate time to pick up What to Expect the First Year by several authors I'm too lazy to look up at the moment. It's a fun read, and I'm excited for our little Greyson (nickname: Lil Bug) to get here.

I start back to work tomorrow after a delightful holiday vacation, and I can't say I'm terribly ready to go. Especially since my Nook is set to land tomorrow. Monday through Wednesday of this week is full-timer training every day from 10:00 until 6:00, Thursday is a hell day (12 hours) of multiple meetings and orientation sessions, and Friday the actual classes start. Don't ask me why they start class on a Friday--the reason escapes me.

Anyhow, this post makes for a very late Sunday Salon, but I doubt I'll get to post tomorrow with all the activity kicking back up. I slept in until a scandalously late hour today, we hosted a Dallas Cowboys watch party for a small group of friends, and I'm so full I could pop. I think I'll do a little more reading and turn in, but I hope you all had a great Sunday!

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