Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Sunday Salon March 14, 2010

The Sunday

Once again, it wasn't a big reading week around here as I've had so many other things happening.  I did finish and review Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West which had some sleep tips that I'm hoping to find useful.  I started Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and Master Your Debt by Jordan Goodman.  I want to say that Pride & Prejudice is a re-read but to be honest I'm not sure that I have read it before even though it has been sitting on my bookshelf for several years.

The big news for the week, and the reason my reading time may be decreased even more, is that we are in the process of buying a house.  We were finally able to get the inspection completed on Friday and there were only minor things that need fixing.  Now we just have to set up a time for the appraisal and then we should be able to move forward and set a closing date.  It truly feels as if we were meant to have this home as it has exactly the number of rooms that we wanted, a nice big yard, is in a great neighborhood, and is very close to the library and all of the schools.  It will be the house of our dreams as soon as we get new flooring and paint, which will be done before we move in.  There were many times during our house hunting journey that I wondered if we would really be able to afford the house that we really wanted and the answer turned out to be YES!  The house was in foreclosure and HUD accepted our offer which was significantly lower than what they were asking for the house.  Our Realtor really didn't think they would accept our offer but she was willing to put in the offer with what we felt comfortable with and was completely surprised when it was accepted.  This just reinforces my belief that we were meant to own this home.

With all of the packing I will need to be doing in the next month my reading and blogging may slow down for a while until we can get somewhat settled into the new house.  (I know, most of the time it doesn't seem like it is possible for me to do any LESS reading or blogging as I seem to do the bare minimum as it is.)  I will be continuing the giveaways though because we are trying not to take a bunch of books we aren't going to re-read with us to the new house.

The March Giveaway is still going on with the deadline for entries being March 24.  There are seven titles to choose from again this month.  I think Fallen by Lauren Kate must have been the big draw last month because I don't have as many entries so far but there is still some time left.

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