Monday, October 22, 2012
(Non)-Sunday Salon: A Nomadreader Update
The read-a-thon was mostly a bust for me. I did enjoy reading posts and participated in a few mini-challenges (and even won one!), but I managed to read less than 200 pages all day.
Last week was Fall Break, and Mr. Nomadreader and I took four days to just get away. He planned the entire trip and didn't reveal our destination until the night before. I was thrilled with his choice of Portland, Oregon. We ate, drank and explored our way through the city. The highlight of our trip was dinner at Beast, Naomi Pomeroy's restaurant. It was one of the best meals of my life, and I will find a way to eat there again.
In bookish news, Hilary Mantel once again won the Booker Prize. My Booker reading fell apart this year too, but I do want to make time to finally read Wolf Hall and finish this year's short list. Time will tell. The finalists for the National Book Award were also announced. I haven't read any of the five, but it's an exciting list. All were already in my TBR. I'll be turning to Billy Lynn's Halftime Walk next.
I hope to catch up on both book and film reviews in the coming weeks. I also have some thoughts on this fall's new television shows to share with you. I hope to get back into a routine that lets me achieve a work-life balance again soon. I miss my reading pace, and I miss our conversations about those books. My fingers are crossed for a reading and blogging breakthrough soon.
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