It's been a really long time since I posted anything for Sunday Salon. A really long time. Possibly years. OK, maybe not years. But many months anyway. Haven't been getting as much reading done as I'd like, lately. That's not really new, of course; but more than usual this year, things just keep cropping up to take my attention away from the books. Bummer. Major.
But things seem to be settling down a bit now, and I've been able to get back to my bookish activities. After our recent move, M and I now have all our books in one place again -- although quite a few are still in boxes, waiting for shelf space (or waiting to find new homes). But most of the hardbacks, and reference books, and books we think we might read soon, and books we just can't do without are out where we can see them and get at them. And that's a very satisfying feeling. Now I'm on a great push to make sure all the books, both shelved and boxed, are listed in our Library Thing account, so we don't keep buying books we've already got. I'm embarrassed to admit how many times that's happened to me over the years.
So, as soon as this year's US Open is out of the way (Andy Roddick, yay!), I should be able to get back to reading on a more regular basis. I've signed up for this year's R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event (Number VII!), hosted by Carl V. of Stainless Steel Droppings, and I've been having a great time putting together a list of possible reads. The RIP event focuses on some of my favorite types of fiction and nonfiction (mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, supernatural), and it's something I look forward to every year. It makes fall (not my favorite season) much more bearable and exciting.
And today I'm doing a bit of RIP reading -- I've started The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. Not too spooky yet, although I can see the ground being laid. It's my introduction to Waters, and so far I'm enjoying it a lot -- should be a fast read, in spite of those 400+ pages!