Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Salon


This Sunday is all about getting my act together for fall. Specifically, cleaning out my closet, going shopping for some new clothes and polishing my resumé. Last week I found out that due to budget and other issues, I won't be returning to the library that I've been running for the last two years. Naturally I'm disappointed, but I'm also trying to look at it as a positive and an opportunity for new adventures. So there.

What you see to the left is the current state of my TBR pile. Got to get a handle on that as well- do some weeding and reorganizing. My reading priorities may well shift with the other changes in my life!

I'm also working on posts for this week's Book Blogger Appreciation Week, including my truly awesome giveaway of a new, hardcover copy of What It Is by Lynda Barry and a selection of comics samplers. I hope all of you will enter!

As of today the voting has closed but whatever the results, I want to thank anyone who voted for me for Best Literary Fiction Blog for your support. There are lots great things coming up this week- an interview with Jenn of Bibliolatry, a fun meme and other features. I'm taking the week off from reviews and other articles, so I have more time to participate in the BBAW festivities.

And with that, off to the mall!

Have a great Sunday everyone and you can read more Sunday Salon posts here.

16 comments:

Ms Ulat Buku said...

like you I am also trying to sort my life out :) but am looking forward to read your post for BBAW and giveaways!

bermudaonion said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you won't be returning to your old library. Best of luck with your job search.

Your TBR pile looks a lot like mine!

Diane said...

Marie, you have a great attitude towards finding a new job. I have always been a believer, of "something better comes along", and that things do happen for a reason. Enjoy your time reassessing and prioritizing. We'll be rooting for you :)

Molly said...

I also admire your positive attitude! I hope you find something soon and it is indeed an open door to better possibilities.

I'm looking forward to all the BBAW postings this week!

Samantha said...

Your TBR stack looks just as bad as mine! Maybe I need to do some fall organizing too...

Katie said...

Sorry to hear about your position Marie. You have the best attitude about it though :) Blessing in disguise?!

Alyce said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job. I hope that you find a position that is perfect for you.

My entire house looks like that photo shot. I'm slowing getting things back in order after a chaotic summer of hanging out with my kids.

joemmama said...

When one door closes another opens. Best of luck! My TBR pile looks alot like that, guess I need some more bookcases.

justareadingfool said...

Way to look on the bright side of life.

I also look forward to seeing your posts this week for BBAW.

One last thing: you've won an award. Yeah, I know, not another one, but you can pick it up here:

http://justareadingfool.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/passing-out-lemonade-awards-this-sunday-salon/

Serena said...

good luck organizing and sorry to hear about the library job, but I know you will find something great.

Memory said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job. I hope your search goes well, and that you find something that's absolutely perfect for you.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Sorry about your job. You seem to have a positive attitude though, and I'm sure there is something great coming your way!

jewwishes said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job loss.

I love your photo...so many books, so little time! :)

Mike B. said...

I'm jealous of the book pile!

Zibilee said...

So sorry to hear about the library. I know that you will find another opportunity soon though. Also, that's a very impressive pile of books you've got going there :)

stacybuckeye said...

Thanks for sharing your photo. I love sneaking a peek into other people's book stacks.
Sorry to hear about your job, but you are right to be optimistic. Opportunities are always right around the corner. Now you'll be ready for them!