The Sunday Salon ~ November 15th, 2009


Long time, no see Sunday Saloners!  I have been so out of the loop but not when it comes to books.  Last week I received an e-mail from the publicist responsible for the sequel to The Nanny Diaries, Nanny Returns.  It will be in book stores and available on-line December 15th and I jumped at the chance to read and review it.  It arrived in the mail the other day and I have started reading it at night before I go to bed and so far it’s enjoyable and clever.  We’ll see what happens to Nan and the Xes and I’ll let you know what I think in a couple of weeks.  Also, authors Emma McLaughlin and/or Nicola Kraus will answer my questions for a special Q&A post here on Planet Books.  If any of you have a question for them let me know and I’ll ask them on your behalf!

The last book I read was for book club and it was The Lovely Bones.  I really loved it but was a bit disappointed with part of the end.  I will review it here on Planet Books after our discussion/lunch next Saturday.  It should prove for a very good afternoon with the ladies. 

I’m going to try to get at least three more books read before years end, including Nanny Returns.  I had discussed in the previous post on here that I had challenged myself to sing thirty-four books for my thirty-four years.  Well, I won’t hit that number but that is okay.  I will challenge myself to read thirty-five books in 2010 starting on my birthday, New Years Day.  Will you hit your challenge goals you set for yourself this year?  What has been your favorite book so far?  Mine was Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.  You can read my review HERE.

OMG! Where DID the time go?

I suck.  I mean, I read all of your blogs when I get a chance but I have neglected Planet Books so badly that I feel guilty about it but still haven’t found myself inspired enough to post anything.  Well today that inspiration finally hit me.  My new and dear friend “LibraryLove” and one of her best friends, “Fa-book-ulous” have started a new blog called Year of the Bookworms 2010.  I met these two exciting and interesting book lovers at Jennifer Weiner’s book signing event over the summer and am so glad I did.  Their blog will focus on the personal challenge they have made for themselves, to read 52 books in 2010.  That’s a book a week! 

Well, for those of you who used to read my posts here at Planet Books before I seemingly fell off the blogging earth, I had challenged myself to read thirty-four books this year.  Last year I read the thirty-three books I had challenged myself to read for each year I had lived but this year I won’t be hitting that number.  I’ve only read seventeen books so far this year and though it is a lot when you think about it, it isn’t thirty-four books.  I will probably read another two or three before the end of 2009 but that will only put me at nineteen or twenty books instead of thirty-four.  Next year is 2010 and I will turn thirty-five on the first day of it.  Once again I will challenge myself to read thirty-five books to match my birthday number.  I welcome the challenge and though I won’t hit my number this year, I hope to have success again in 2010. 

What about you?  Did you make a reading challenge for yourself or with your friends this year?  Are feeling good about hitting your goal come New Years Eve or are you feeling down like me about not coming close to your set number?  No matter what your reading challenge may or may not be for 2009 or the upcoming 2010, be sure to keep reading.  It’s what makes us bookworms.  It connects us!