04 December 2011
The Sunday Salon: November in Review and Readathon Wrap -UP
I have a bit of wrapping to do this week. First, I will wrap the Belated Readathon: Thank you Dead White Guys. I did read a book yesterday.
Seriously, I am incapable sometimes of productivity. I posted yesterday at 4:04, then I feel asleep in the bathtub reading Hemingway (luckily I did not drown). Then I shoveled the driveway with my husband so we could leave the house for dinner (BOO). Then I ate some delicious BBQ pork shanks and catfish with fried clams and chipotle sauce (best snack of the day). We got home about 9:00 and I just couldn't get back into it (BOO TWO).
So, in total I read about 250 pages. I finished Mockingjay and I read half of Old Man and the Sea. I'll probably finish that today, now that I don't have a delicious food hangover, but the readathon is over, and AT LEAST I READ SOMETHING.
Now, for November in review...Also known as, "yet another depressing set of stats."
# of Books Read: 3
Daniel Woodrell, Winter's Bone (here is my review)
Audrey McLelland, The Digital Mom Handbook (see below for mini-review)
Hilary Winston, My Boyfriend Wrote a Book about Me (review to come)
And there you have it, my worst reading month of the year. YIKES.
I am not really planning on writing a full review of the Digital Mom Handbook, so here is a mini:
FTC: I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Click the picture to buy it from POWELLS awesome city of books:
I hadn't read any books about blogging when I requested this from NetGalley. I'm also not a mommy blogger (I don't have kids, so it would be pretty awkward), so I'm not exactly the intended audience for the book, but I did learn a lot from reading it about the blogging world at large and I enjoyed the examples and voices from real life bloggers that Colleen and Audrey included to illustrate the different kinds of financial and professional opportunities that blogging can provide. I would definitely recommend this book for beginning bloggers (in particular mommy bloggers, in particular again if they are trying to turn blogging into a career and not just a really time consuming, but awesome, hobby).
As you can see, my November was a little bit sad. How was yours? Any exciting holiday plans?