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Sunday Salon: Challenges

Sunday Salon

Hello everyone!

I did not post very much this week, but I read two books yesterday including Muriel Spark’s The Girls of Slender Means and the reviews will be up for them this week.

As usual, work and fitness have kept me busy. So much so that I realized that I haven’t watched a new movie in two months. I’ve mostly been watching TV shows and rewatching other TV shows and movies such as Finding Nemo.

Today, I did some light cleaning, watched a couple of things, and I’ll go for a run in a bit I think. I didn’t do much this week in way of fitness as I just did a couple of small runs and one really light yoga class. I may jump rope too.

In reading challenge news, I am one book away to having read 30 books this year. I’m quite pleased with my Non-Fiction challenge as I’ve read 11 non-fiction books this year which is over one third of my total books so far. I don’t remember ever reading so much nonfiction over fiction.

I’m less pleased with my TBR challenge. I am just very bad at reading from my own bookshelf. I’m too addicted to the public library.

As for the Classics Club, I have done less for it, but I’m alright with taking that slowly. I’ve decided that after my 50 books, I’ll challenge myself to read the Complete Works of Shakespeare. That won’t be for another couple years though.

How are your challenges going?

4 Comments

  • Susan

    Hi. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on Muriel Spark. Though she is well known I have not read her. Fitness is killing me too; mainly tennis and cycling. I feel quite tired with that and all my chores, and my reading lately has been slow. Hopefully it will pick up. cheers! http://www.thecuecard.com/

    • athena

      Hi Susan! You’ll read it in the review, but I quite like Muriel Spark. She’s most well known for the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, but of the three novels (more like novellas), that’s the least memorable one for me. She is able to really develop characters quickly. Her stories are actually quite dark which is very interesting to me. I recommend her. I didn’t end up running today, but tomorrow for sure. Have a great week!

    • athena

      Hi Jessica! Great! We’ve both met at least one of our goals for this year, and next year, I think I’ll aim for more poetry. Have a good week! 🙂

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