Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday Salon: October 28, 2018


My life in books: 
 
Challenges progress:
  • Big Book Summer Challenge (complete)--I read 5 books longer than 400 pages this summer. This challenge is now done since summer has ended.
  • Non-fiction (complete)--My goal is 20 books and I've read 38! 
  • Literary Voyage around the world--Read books set in as many countries as possible. I have read in 38 countries so far, and in the past two weeks added Norway.
  • Literary Escapes--Track the US states. I have read books set in 31 states so far and in the past two weeks added Nevada.
  • Read all of the ALA YA Award Winners (complete)--I have already read all of the winners!
  • Motif Reading Challenge--The October is New (2018) or Old (a classic) so I chose Bess and Frima (2018) by Alice Rosenthal.
My life outside books:
Work:
Not much to report from work other than I've been doing way too much tech and not enough social studies. That bums me out because I am only supposed to be .2 tech. Oh well, I'm hoping that in November the tech frenzy will quiet down.

Personal:
My daughter was here until the 19th and it was wonderful to see her. We didn't even do that much, just hung out, talked, and watched movies. We saw the Godfather, 4 Weddings and a Funeral, and Notting Hill, all of which I had seen before. But, it had been so long that I enjoyed seeing all three again.

I went on walks with friends, which is always wonderful. A bunch of my time has been taken up with physical therapy and doing the required exercises multiple times a day. I have frozen shoulder. It's painful and annoying, but will eventually go away. I am disheartened by the news. It's starting to get to me and I'm not even directly involved.

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