Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Salon: New Job Starts This Week!

Well, Tuesday starts a new job for me- a three month temporary position doing cataloging in the Harvard library system. I'm really looking forward to getting to know a little about this very large system which employs many librarians in the area. And it will be nice to get back to full time work, at least for a little while.

But today? Today I'm cooking some things to bring to lunch over the next week and reorganizing my pantry a little as well, and maybe even doing a little shopping for some new clothes. My wardrobe is in a pretty sad state! I got new shoes last week, some scarves and an accessory or two. That's a good start but there's more work to be done.

And as far as reading, I hate to say this but I think I'm giving up on The Matchmaker of Kenmare. It kind of kills me to put it aside, because I loved its prequel, Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show, and I admire Frank Delaney, but I'm just, well, bored. I'm about halfway through but I just don't think I want to continue. Should I do an Unfinished Friday blog post on it? Maybe I'll read a little more and who knows. But for now I've started The Madonnas of Echo Park, a novel by Brando Skyhorse that just won a Pen/New England award and which I have to read for review. So far so good but I have a ways to go. I need to pick a Booker winner out of my pile for April in a week or so. Next month's theme is review books and I've got a good start on it with The Madonnas.

What are you reading today? Are you giving up on something, starting something new or continuing on with a book you're enjoying? I'd love to know!

More Sunday Salon here.