Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday Salon: Glad to be back

I am loving the feeling of being 'normal'. We are settling into the new house, figuring out where things should go, and setting up the new routine/reality. I have ordered a new hot water heater to make sure I can use the big garden tub, and have less boxes sitting around than I did last weekend. This week I also had the fun of dealing with a kidney stone. Knocked me on my back for two days. So, today's normal has a different meaning.

I was excited to start reading again this week after a few months of not feeling like I had the time. I read and reviewed The Gate House by Nelson DeMille and Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs. I am currently reading The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I can see why I stopped it last year but have moved past that part and am thoroughly enjoying it. Quite interesting and fun. I am reading it for the local library's book club meeting on Tuesday night. It's my first attempt at a social outing here at the new place. Hopefully I will fit in and can find some reading friends.

In opening boxes yesterday, I finally found my TBR pile of books. Yeah! I've got some good ones that I am looking forward to reading, including Sunday at Tiffany's by James Patterson. I also went to the library on Friday to pick up books I've already got on hold. (I LOVE that the new library also has the internet order/hold option - my favorite way to get books!) In the pile from the library is Knit Two by Kate Jacobs and Christine Falls by Benjamin Black. I've got lots of good books in my future!

What are you planning on reading this week?


Ruth said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear you're getting settled in your new house. We're doing a cross-country move in a few months, and as excited as I am, the actual business of moving is not something I'm looking forward to.

As far as reading goes, this week I finished Agenda for a Sustainable America, which is a great collection of essays on dealing with our environmental challenges. I think I'm ready for some good fiction, starting this afternoon. :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry you had to deal with a kidney stone so soon after your move. I'm amazed at how quickly you're settling into your new place.

Diane said...

glad to hear you are settling in nicely.

Julie said...

This week I should finish two books that I am in the middle of, Beautiful Americans by Lucy Silag and Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Inkheart is overdue at the library and I can't renew, so I gotta get that one finished! I also started Sea Glass by Anita Shreve, which I just started, but is good so far.

Shana said...

Welcome back, Michele!

I'm envious of that garden tub!

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

So glad you made it safe and sound...and it's wonderful to have you back!!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Good luck as you continue to unpack and settle in!

A kidney stone, yikes! Did you have to visit the ER in your new town?! Hope you're new "normal" continues to improve!