Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Salon- Winter is Here

First of all I want to thank everyone who commented last week on the death of my cat. I really appreciate each and every one of you who took the time to say something, either here or on Facebook or on Twitter. Jeff and I are doing okay and we've even started making arrangements to add not one but two kitties to our home in the next few weeks. We get purebred Siberians because my husband is allergic to cats and Siberians are hypoallergenic. When you're trying for a purebred it can take months so you have to start looking right away, and I didn't expect this to happen so fast but I think we lucked out with a pair of 2 year old females who are retired breeding cats. I kind of can't wait. Sasha will always be my little friend but I guess life goes on.

Reading? I've been doing plenty. I started reading Sholem Aleichem's novel Wandering Stars; historical fiction about the Yiddish theater, it came out from Random House in 2009 and I'm glad to be finally reading it. Alongside it I'm reading Hygiene and the Assassin, by Amelie Nothomb, a recent release from Europa Editions. Free Read January has been really fun and I'm looking forward to continuing through February reading "me" books along with the occasional review book. I have to read Lanceheim and The Matchmaker of Kenmare in February; other than that it's wide open. Who knows what I'll pull off my shelf next? Guess you'll just have to stick around to find out.

What are you reading? What are you looking forward to for the winter? I was going to do the War & Peace readalong organized by my friend Ann Kingman of Books on the Nightstand but I decided to do my other friend Laura's readalong of Jane Eyre instead because I just don't feel like I'm up to a big busy novel right now, and Jane Eyre is like comfort food.

Have a great Sunday and let me know what you're up to.

More Sunday Salon here.