Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Salon: OMG, A New Post!

So, lately this whole blogging thing has been kind of slow for me. I've been extremely busy between work and sewing, which has kind of become my second job or at least a major obsession. Pretty much all I want to do when I'm home is sew and I have to remember that occasionally I should cook, vacuum or pay attention to my pets. I have been having a lot of fun though.

But now I have a new obsession, and that's planning our trip to Ireland later this year. See, when I was 22 I spent four months in Dublin waiting tables and had a wonderful time and truly fell in love with that country. But I haven't been back since then, and it's been almost 20 years, which is really sad. I remember thinking it would only be a few months before I went back, but of course life gets in the way. But the tickets are bought and we're working on our itinerary, so it looks like it's really going to happen. I have to remind myself that we have time, that I don't have to have it all figured out right now, but I'm so excited it's hard to not want to work on the details all the time.

This month I've restricted my reading to 2013 releases, to mixed results. My reading has been very slow going, and I put aside one very heavily-hyped galley after a few days of dipping, and made a pile of the rest of my 2013 galleys, and weeded my TBR stacks to some degree. Of course I still have more books than I can possibly read this or any year, but I hope that will always be true. That seems like a nice problem to have, all told.

But I'm already looking forward to April and "books I've always wanted to read" month. Again I won't get through all of them, but I'll knock off a few. I need a YA month, and a crime month, and a nonfiction month, and a re-read month, and other theme months too. Little by little, between weeding and selective reading (and DNFing) I hope to make it through the darkest, most spider-webby corners of my bookshelves, and maybe even discover some great books in the process.

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