Sunday Salon: It's Been Awhile

The Sunday Salon was originally started in 2008, but over the years has grown too large to accept new members. They are now a facebook group and open to all. Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....

Past Week - Personal Stuff

Ironically, the last post I did for Sunday Salon was last February. To say I've been lapse on the weekly memes is an understatement.

This month the blog turned 8 years old. It's been a fun few years with a lot of changes for the site and myself in creating it and keeping it up. As a fun bonus, the facebook page for The Paperback Stash has reached over 500 likes - thank you all!

Nothing too fancy happened to me this week, but I did participate Saturday in the 4-hour Nationwide reading marathon. National Reading Day was the first read-a-thon I've participated in awhile, so I got all excited about it for some reason people will likely never be able to fully figure out. Goodreads announced it in this blog post as sponsors, and Twitter kept up a steady stream through the hashtag #timetoread  It was good to do a read-a-thon to kickstart my reading as my progress has kind of sucked this year. January's been a pretty dry month. Ever since reading on Saturday, my dry spell seems to have ended and I've been reading a lot more this week.

TV Shows - Besides that, still addicted to TV Shows. Didn't like Supernatural's Tuesday episode much, but The Flash did a good follow-up to last week's offering. Still four hours behind on Gotham, but planning to catch up on that today. Gage and I caught up on Big Bang Theory last night, and are continuing are spree of Friends on Netflix today in the background. Arrow was a little lackluster Wednesday night, and Grimm was decent but I expected more after the surprising cliffhanger the week prior. It feels empty now that American Horror Story is gone, but hopefully a better season is coming up soon. I finally tried the first episode of Orphan Black - don't know what's going on with it, but it's interesting so far. Of course everyone's excited about the return of The Walking Dead in February. 

Friend Outings: 

This week wasn't too busy, but the week prior was. Since I never posted anything, may as well post it here. One of my best friends is pregnant, so I attended her baby shower, which was great. Her daughter threw it and did an amazing job. It's funny but in the past two years, I've been to two friend's baby showers, when in my twenties I never went to any. I got her a diaper bag she wanted off her target wishlist, diapers, and of course bottles.

We also went to another close friend's birthday dinner at Red Lobster - delicious food and the best company ever. Also went on a nature walk Saturday with my mom - we love this place. The bridge is over the water and woodland area, it's stunning. Not an ideal reading place really, too many people going back and forth - but maybe one day I'll try it. The only thing they have is the occasional  uncomfortable bench, though. But the view and shading of the trees - divine.

Reading Updates

Read This Week

Currently Reading

Website Progress

Reviews Posted

Weeklies Posted

None this week


I redid the header and updated the site design a bit these last few weeks, something I like doing at the beginning of the year.