Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Sunday Salon 01.03.10

Happy New Year, folks!

This was certainly an eventful year for me. I started this blog in June and have come farther than I thought I would. I discovered a lot of new awesome books this year and I wrapped up 2009 reading 74 books. Just one short of 75, darn it! The last two I finished were Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer, which I unfortunately dislike immensely. I also finished Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas, which was my first read by Kleypas. I enjoyed it. Hopefully I'll get in the mood to write a review for it soon. As for what I'm currently reading, I started up Where Serpents Sleep by C.S. Harris, Book #4 in the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. So far it is very intriguing.

I also completed NaNoWriMo for the second year in a row and while stressful, I loved my story better than the one I wrote in 2008.

I completed two challenges this year: the Back to School Challenge and the Period Drama Challenge. With the start of a new year starts all the new challenges: All About the Brontës' Challenge, Women Unbound Challenge and Historical Fiction Reading Challenge are the ones I'm participating in and stupid me goes and joins another one. I am eying one more, too. I must control myself.

And on the final day of 2009 I watched The Young Victoria. It was an incredibly beautiful, dramatic and moving film. One of my favorites of last year!

I can't wait to see what 2010 brings. Have a great week!


Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

Good luck with completing your challenges and starting your new ones. Happy New Year!

Eva said...

I really loved Young Victoria too! :)

Lisa said...

I can't wait to get to Young Victoria!

JoAnn said...

I saw Young Victoria last week and loved it, too! Happy 2010!

Mindy said...

I'm doing a reading challenge myself...only 50 novels in a year which is plenty for me....good luck with all your challenges