When you read that title, make sure you have the Black Sheep song and the image of the Kia hamsters running through your mind, ’cause it’s certainly running on a continuous loop in mine. In fact, we’ve watched the commercial so much on YouTube that it pops up as one of my most frequently viewed pages when I open Google Chrome.
Not very bookish, I know, but it cracks me up every time. Maybe I should’ve just titled this post “Word.” It fits both the video and it’s bookish.
Okay, moving on.
Yesterday I got together with Danielle (from There’s a Book) for lunch. We spent almost two hours talking about all things bloggy, and after the craziness of summer is over, we’ll be making it a monthly event. You all are welcome to join us, of course. But you’d have to find your way to SLO. We’re hoping our other local, Gwen of Chew & Digest Books, will join us…it’s too bad she was out of town this time. I’m so excited to have a local gang! Now if only we had a local indie bookstore.
This week’s reading consisted mostly of Purge (unfortunate title, as it’s not about what one might initially think). Purge is set in Estonia, and I was pretty much confused the whole time as I don’t know much of anything about Estonian history and there wasn’t much detail provided. Now I’m reading The Tricking of Freya, which is awesome in its detail of Icelandic culture and history.
Speaking of world culture, I’m having a bit of a crisis regarding my own reading challenge, the World Party Reading Challenge. I seem to have lost interest. With all of it…the commenting (bad Softdrink!), writing the posts, and reading the books. How bad of a person am I if I cancel the challenge? And it’s not just my own challenge. I finished the Women Unbound Challenge, but I seem to have fizzled on the others. And I know the year is far from over, but I think reading challenges are the thing that pushes my brain into “life is too chaotic and I can’t keep track of everything” mode. Trust me, it doesn’t take much.
Even though I’m no longer excited by the challenge, I am excited by my next read-along…The Brothers Karamazov! Look for the details on that puppy soon…we’ll be starting the read-along on July 10th. We won’t be posting weekly this time…more like every 3 weeks. You should think about joining us (this one is the brainchild of Trish, so blame her for the choice!)!
And that about wraps up my Sunday Salon. I have no plans for today, other than write a few more posts and finish The Tricking of Freya. And then I think I’ll go stare at the bookshelves and contemplate what I want to read next.