Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday Salon- New Year, New Stuff Going On

Happy New Year!!

So, I'm no longer a bookseller, at least for the time being. The bookstore job didn't work out and I'm back to pounding the pavement in the new year. My last day was December 23. I loved being a bookseller and I'd love to work in another independent bookstore. Some of you know the details; I'm happy to share offline but that's all I want to say in public.

I guess I'm back to reading and blogging until I find a new opportunity. And writing. I've been working on my book sporadically for the past few months but I'm going to use the time to get back to writing seriously and daily, and I hope to finish my rough draft by the end of the month.

Here's my cat Tanya terrorizing my Christmas village. We'll probably be putting our decorations away soon but they're still up for the time being. I plan to light a nice fire sometime this week and dive into my writing again.

2011 was a pretty good year of reading for me. If you didn't see my statistical roundup you can click here. I finished the Europa Challenge just in time, and look forward to continuing with it in 2012. V. S. Naipaul's boring In a Free State derailed my attempt at the Booker Challenge last year but I'm getting back on track with Stanley Middleton's Holiday this month. I'm determined to finish Little, Big soon as well. I'm reading The Russian Passenger, a German crime novel, for something light and entertaining right now, too. The author is Gunther Ohnemus and it's published by Bitter Lemon Press.

Today we have relatives visiting and I expect I'll be kept busy hanging out with them, shopping and enjoying their company. I think the plan is brunch and then who knows. Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is filled with wonderful books and bookish events, friendships and more.

More Sunday Salon here.