I had pretty much decided to give today's TSS a miss. I'm still in holiday mode, and not getting a lot of reading done. And my Salon posts don't usually get picked up by Yahoo Pipes anyway, so in my case it's mostly a labor of love.
But this is the last Salon of the year, and (depending on how you count) the last one of the decade, too. And how could I miss that? Even if I really don't have much to write about.
What I've been doing today instead of reading is sorting through the reading challenges I've joined for 2010, and the ones I'm thinking of signing up for - and getting my challenge blog organized for the new reading season. Just discovered the Typically British Reading Challenge yesterday, and I knew immediately (just by the name, in fact) that it was one I just couldn't resist - so that was one more to add. It's being hosted by the very creative Book Chick City, and I'm seriously considering signing up for her Speculative Fiction Challenge, too. But I'll have to give that one a little more speculation (sorry).
Otherwise, I've just been decompressing from all the Christmas-ing, and doing laundry. Oh, and watching a little football (Saints are losing again? oh, my!), and following the #MLA tweets on Twitter. The Modern Language Association Convention has always been held after Christmas every year, in New York City or some other major urban area - this year it's in Philly. Back in the day (the Day being back when M was still an active member of the MLA), we used to go to the convention whenever it was held in NYC, and it was always exciting and fun. Well, it was exciting and fun for me, anyway - I didn't have to attend any of the sessions or listen to any of the papers. I could just hang out in the lobby bars and go wander around Bloomingdale's and Tiffany's and FAO Schwarz. Fun times, fun times.
Anyway, I hope all of ya'll had (and are still having) a great holiday season, and that 2010 brings us all happiness and prosperity, and lots of good books to read, and no new reality TV shows.
Happy New Year, everyone!