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.

21 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm having all kinds of fantasies about this job of yours. Once you get into it, tell us more! If I took a job tomorrow, I'd be in huge trouble with my wardrobe. I'm just a step above a homeless person.

Sorry to hear about Delaney's book. Venetia Kelly was a good book, and I was interested to hear more. Pooh.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm really excited for you Marie. I hope you are hapy with the job -- it will open new doors, I am sure. The new clothes will make you feel better on Tuesday as well, plus "it is spring" so what better time to spruce up the wardrobe.

I'm reading Little Stranger; Waters (just started it, but good so far).

Have a great week.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

LOL - I gave up on The Matchmaker of Kenmare as well!

pinkflipflops said...

I just finished The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen and starting The Keepsake by her this afternoon. I got myself re-addicted to her series.

caite said...

I am sobbing my way through Night Road by Kristin Hannah.
I only stopped to get another box of tissues. ;-)

Frances said...

Congratulations! And the new wardrobe pieces make the whole picture even better.

Today I am finishing The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald for the Classics Circuit Lost Generation tour. Loving it. Again. Happier reading days to you!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Best wishes for your new job.

I've just started Jam Today. It's a great mix of philosophy and cooking.

Here's my Sunday Salon post for this week. I hope you will stop by and
say hello.

Kristen M. said...

Enjoy your new job! It sounds like a fun challenge.

Today I'm reading The Night Watch by Sarah Waters. I'm absolutely rushing through it and really liking it!

Blodeuedd said...

I hope you enjoy work :D

JoAnn said...

Good luck with the new job... sounds very exciting! I'm still working my way through Wolf Hall.

Vasilly said...

I am so happy that you're reading The Madonnas of Echo Park. I'm even happier that you're enjoying it. Good luck with the new job. Have a great week!

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a fun job! I wish I could read, but I'm waiting in the public spaces of a hotel for my son to finish playing chess, and I can't find a place with decent reading light. But they do have wireless...

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

YAY I hope you love the job :)

unfinishedperson.com said...

Unfinished, huh? I can relate. ;)

I'm working my way through the Harry Potter series. I'm up to Goblet of Fire and not planning on quitting the series.

bermudaonion said...

I'm very excited for you and your new job! I loved The Madonnas of Echo Park and I'm glad to see it getting some well deserved recognition.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I can't wait to hear more about your new job! Yay!!

I've just finished The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent (loved it), and am going to start a YA book - Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver that I've heard so much about recently!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on your new job!

Aths said...

Congratulations on your job! I want to visit Harvard university sometime.

Rayna Elianaa said...

Good luck to you!!!

stacybuckeye said...

Good luck with your new job. It sounds awesome :)

Anna said...

Congrats on the new job! Too bad about the Delaney book. I really enjoyed it, though it did take me awhile to read.