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Hello! It's been awhile since I did a Sunday Salon. I've missed it, but life has really gotten in the way. This weekend has been hotter than the standard here. I love that it's sunny and bright out, but I like to be in the shade or indoors in this kind of weather. It's relaxing so I like to read! I read one book yesterday and anticipate more day. I officially started my job this…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Filofax- Personal Malden in Vintage Pink[/caption] After many weeks of lusting, searching and obsessively reading Philofaxy and other FF blogs, I have finally bought my first Filofax: Personal Malden in Vintage Pink. I have had a planner every year since I was 12 except in 2012. I realized when I did not have it, how much I missed one so I bought a 2013 Mead planner to hold me over. In…

Today, I am listening to the audiobook for Charlaine Harris's Club Dead and reading some Casino Royale. I think I've given up A Christmas Carol; I'm going to pick it up in July or something. Last weekend, I was actually reading in Paris, France. I had brought one book with me and that is my copy of Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon which is one of my favourite collection of personal essays and books…

A memoir of looking for pleasure, devotional and the balance of the two in Italy, India, and Indonesia. I first started reading last spring/summer, but then I had to return it to the library. It was already a bestseller, but it's only gotten more popular (as it was featured in Oprah) since then. Some people have been critical of the book for being self-absorbed. I've read a lot of travel books and memoirs, and they…

This was suppose to be read for the In Their Shoes memoirs/bio challenges, but I got it from the library early and couldn't put if off til 2008. Besides, it's more coffee table book than memoirs as it is full of pictures. I love Tony Bourdain since I read A Cook's Tour years ago. This is a sortof companion book to his cable travel-cum-food show just as ACT was, but more on the photos though he…