Monday, May 4, 2009

TSS - Another Monday Edition 5/4

Another weekend on the road has lead to another Monday morning edition of The Sunday Salon. This time we were in Buffalo for the final tournament of Twin A's club volleyball season.

The highlight of the weekend was spending some time with my college roommate. She picked me up at the tournament sight on Saturday for a leisurely lunch (far away from the whistles and cheers of the court center!) and then we took a walk through her gardens to check out the latest projects and experiments. We don't see each other often enough, so this was a real treat! The girls played well in the tournament until finally getting eliminated in the semi-final round Sunday afternoon.

Between getting caught up from the previous weekend's travel and preparing for this one, not much reading happened last week. My car was in for repairs (with my audiobook of The Help inside), so there wasn't much progress on that front either. My reading goals for the week ahead are the same as last week's - finish The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield, continue listening to The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and read at least one short story or essay.

I did take a quick inventory of my challenges:

2009 Mini-Challenges 6 0f 12 completed
Classics Challenge (April 1 -Oct. 31 ) 1 of 4 completed
Spring Reading Thing (April 1 - June 20)
- 2 of 7 books completed
-1 of 3 audiobooks completed
- weekly short stories read
-gradually working through my stack of New Yorker magazines

I plan to sign up for Molly's Summer Vacation Reading Challenge later this week and have also been eyeing Rose City Reader's Sunshine Smackdown: Battle of the Prizes. I resisted Trish's Non-Fiction Five Challenge that started May 1, but my non-fiction reading is way down this year and I may need this challenge to help me get back on track.

So, here's to a more productive week. Did you meet your reading goals last week?


  1. Joanne, I've been trying to get to The Big House for 2 years now. It is in my stack for the non fiction challenge. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Diane,
    I'm really looking forward to The Big House - the idea behind the book is very appealing! Hope to start it this weekend.


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