Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sunday Salon: September 29, 2019

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz has taken over running The Sunday Salon.

My life in books over the past week: 
  • A to Z Reading--I have read books with titles for 21 letters so far: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W.
  • Diversity Reading Challenge--I have read 53 books.
  • Literary Escapes--I have read books set in 33 states so far, adding no new states in the past 2 weeks. I have read in 50 countries so far, adding none in the past 2 weeks.
  • Motif Reading Challenge--The September motif is "What's in a name" so I am counting Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
  • Non-fiction--I have read 21 books so far.
Completed challenges:
  • My Own Books--I read 21 books off my shelves from March 15 to May 15, 2019.
  • Big Book Challenge--I read 8 books over 400 pages during the summer.
  • YA Award Winners--I have read all 11 winners
My life outside books:
Work:
Work is okay right now. I am feeling contemplative about work as I try to sort some things out for myself. I know it will not be a quick process.

Personal:
I am excited to announce that I am going to be a judge for the CYBILS again! It is such a fun process. This year I am a round 2 judge for YA fiction. Go to the CYBILS website to see all the judges or to nominate a book (nominations open October 1).

I haven't been reading as much as usual because I've become obsessed with binge watching another Australian show. On Acorn TV it's called The Heart Guy, but I think it was originally called Doctor Doctor. I've finished 3 seasons and now have to wait while they produce season 4.

Oh, I returned my Apple Watch. I love the design, I love the concept, and I love all the things it can do, but after wearing it for a week, I realized it is just one more device for me spend my time on. 

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