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I have decided to challenge myself to read and use cookbooks from my vast collection. As of this writing, I have almost 45 cookbooks. Many that I have not properly read or used. This ongoing personal challenge will help me assess my collection, evaluate authors, and possibly, give/sell some away. I am going to make more of an effort on reviewing cookbooks. To help myself and anyone who reads these reviews, I have made some…

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…

Hello! It has been awhile since I wrote a Sunday Salon post. I have dropped off a bit with my Little House series readalong and fell behind actually. I may try to catch up this week. Over the past couple of years, I've gradually knit less. I even started a pair of socks over a month of ago, but I'm just one third through the foot. I should have picked an easier pattern to return…

Hello, all! Last Sunday, I finished A Storm of Swords and yesterday I read The Only & Only by Emily Giffin. Review up in a couple of days. Today, I am reading... work stuff. I need to catch up as I got a new project and deadline. If I manage to do some work, I may read a little. Not sure what since I have so many books on the go, and I admit it:…

Hello, all! I had planned today to take a bike ride to a farmer's market, but at dawn, there was a wicked thunderstorm. Now it's a real rain day. I really needed the exercise too. My running has almost been non-existant, and I have a 5KM race in two months that I want to make good time on. I don't like running in the summer though. In book news, I am trill trying to read…

Hello, all! Since last Salon, I haven't had time to think about the blog very much. In fact, I didn't even know the comments were broken and a visitor kindly contacted me about it. Thanks, Susan! Yesterday, I finally did write a couple of posts on some books I read in May. I have a couple more posts to write then I'll have caught up for those posts. I am still not reading though. I've…

Hello, everyone! I am back for a late Sunday Salon. I got back June third, but I am still adjusting to life back in North America. I am recovering from a bad cold and jetlag. This domain also just recovered from a downtime and being misplaced for at least a week. My trip was both boring and stressful at times. I would like to say that I will post photos or blog about it, but…

Hello, everyone! It's been awhile since my last post. I have not been blogging or reading very much the last couple of months. In fact, I've been trying to read Kipling's Kim for over a month now. It's not engaging me, but I actually do not have time. I have been preparing for a trip to China. In fact, I will be gone from the blog and most of the internet until June 4th. The…

Hello everyone! It has been awhile since I did a Salon post or even blog. I have been very busy this month: ran my 10km, celebrated a birthday, worked a lot, socialized, and worked out. The last week was rough as I injured myself so am resting my leg and a bunch of other silly annoying things happened. I'm glad it was done with. Yesterday, I ended it by watching the new Veronica Mars movie.…

Hello, everyone! It's been a busy time for me, both with work and personally. I have been recovering from this cough that I've had for a month. It was very cold earlier in the month, but we had a milder week. Still, I've felt a touch of the January blues with my work load and personal responsibilities. Today, I am going to read John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Yesterday, I went on my…

Hello! I hope everyone is having a good holiday so far. I’ve been quite busy and even sick the last couple of weeks. It feels a lot has happened. I’m not working until the 6th which is great but a bit strange since I’ve been working so much the last couple of months. Yesterday, I read A Little Princess and the review for it and the 1995 movie will be up tomorrow. Today, I think…