Good Morning! Happy Mother’s Day!
I think it was last week that Unfinished Person mentioned it’s been a while since I wrote a Sunday Salon post. I looked and sure enough it’s been a month since I posted about the double shelves. Huh. Not really sure where all that time went!
Maybe to reading. Because I’ve been rockin’ it on the reading front lately. And by “rockin’ it” I mean that I actually finished three paper books last month! Half of my entire year’s number. Wahoo Waterloo indeed. Without looking at my list I think I also finished three audiobooks and my total for the year is steadily creeping up to my yearly goal of 24 books. Set the bar low people–makes you feel really good when you surpass that low mark.
Maybe I’m getting my brain back after a mushy year of new motherhood? Or maybe I just feel like reading? (I haven’t done any sewing lately and have kind of sucked on the blogging front, so maybe time has just been reallocated). Right now I’m reading The Fault in Our Stars. I’m about 30 pages left and haven’t decided yet if I’ll even review it. I like it but I don’t love it. Definitely not my favorite John Green–by far. I’m hoping I can finish it tonight (being Saturday when I’m drafting this post) so that I can start Wild for my new face-to-face book club at my indie bookstore (A Real Bookstore…how’s that for an awesome name?)
And what’s even better? To date I’ve either posted or drafted reviews for all of the books I’ve read in 2012. Conversely I’ve only posted about one of the twelve audiobooks I’ve listened to. I just can’t seem to figure out how to write about them. Does anyone else have that problem? How do you get over it?
THE STAND!!!! Many many of you guys have told me that you’re interested in reading The Stand (Stephen King) with me–hand holding is how I like to think of it. I’m going to start the readalong June 1 (will put up intro with linky soon) but I wanted to get your feedback on structure.
My copy (hardcover) is 825 pages. I just ordered the “uncut” hardcover copy which comes in around 1100+ pages. Think the mass market paperback I saw on Amazon is 14something pages (gulp).
So my questions (majority wins so speak up!!!):
1. How long do you want to take to read this bad boy? 8 weeks? Or longer?
2. How many check-ins do you want? Beginning, halfway, end? Weekly? Every other week? You tell me what you prefer!
What are you up to today? What book is on your nightstand?