Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Sunday Salon December 20, 2009

The Sunday

Wow, with all the business of the holidays I haven't done a Sunday Salon post in a month!  I have really been enjoying spending lots of time with my family and am looking forward to more time together over Christmas and New Year's.  I grew up with big family gatherings at holidays and that was one of the things I missed most when I lived a plane ride or two day car ride away.  5 to 6 hours of driving seems so close now.

My reading has been sporadic at best.  I'll go days without reading and then devour a book in a few days.  Luckily, I have really been enjoying all of the books I've read lately.  One of the biggest surprises for me was Everything Hurts by Bill Scheft.  I know I requested it but I'd really put off reading it because I couldn't remember why on earth I'd requested it.  Read my review to find out why I found it so appealing once I started reading.

When I wrote my last Sunday Salon post, I mentioned that I was starting to read The Whole-Food Guide to Bone Health: A Holistic Approach by Annemarie Colbin.  Although this is not a long book and about half of it is recipes, I finally just finished it.  I have been having difficulty focusing on non-fiction lately and the perfect thing about this book for me was that it was organized to have sections even within each chapter, which helped me break up the reading.

I'm currently reading The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee and The Ultimate Smoothie Book by Cherie Calbom.  I am really hoping to get through The Ultimate Smoothie Book by the end of the year because that will complete the 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge.  I am kind of disappointed that it is so close to the end of the year and I am still trying to finish up this challenge.  In 2010, I really would like to make more of an effort to use the library more.

I am so looking forward to having my husband home for a couple of days this week and spending some time together with just our little family.  Then, right after Christmas, we are traveling again to celebrate with the larger family.  For New Year's Eve we have some family heading down our way.  After all the wonderful celebrations, I'm sure I'll be ready for some nice quiet time to get back into a routine.

Where ever you are celebrating this holiday season, I send you best wishes and safe travels!

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