Sunday Salon : Books, Birthday and Read-a-thon

The Sunday Salon.comHola, book people!

Another week has gone by, and I feel like I can finally breath a little. Papers have been given to professors and tests have been completed. Now begins the anxious time waiting for the results : some professors have zealous correctors though, and so I already got some results. I’m quite happy with them, all over the class average (sorry for the bragging, but I was quite proud! :D)

This doesn’t mean I have no more work to do of course, but at least I have a little more free time. I finished three books this week, and reviewed some :

Books Read this Week :

  • Dead Girls don’t Die, by Katie Alender
  • Zombie Blondes, by Brian James
  • Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

Books Reviewed This Week :

There’s also been a lot of Great Discussions going on this week :

Also, you might have missed my post yesterday, where I bragged (I know, there’s a lot of bragging going on this week. I’ll probably have to ask Santa a box of humility this year) about the blog’s redecoration for Christmas! I love this time of the year!

And while we’re on the topic of “decoration” and thus, “drawing”, it was the Man’s birthday this week! And not only did I draw a comic for the occasion, he also requested his own, original birthday card, which looked like this :

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And there was a silly poem on the inside. He also got expensive Tequila and Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson’s The Gathering Storm. I am giving him books on every occasion I can : Christmas, Birthday, or just because. I am purposefully trying to drown him with books of his own so that he won’t notice how huge my TBR piles are getting. I don’t think that’s working though!

This week, November 12th, will be the day where I’ll have my own, lonely read-a-thon! A day spent reading sounds like heaven right now! I’m turning two papers Tuesday and Wednesday morning, so Turhsday will be perfect for relaxing! I’m planning on starting around 1 or 2 am, my usual time for falling asleep. I’ll read a few pages, then sleep a little and then read all day.

I already picked a selection of titles for the day, which mostly includes short YA novels. I don’t have any number of books I want to go through, but I chose shorter ones so that I wouldn’t get bored or tired by a too long novel. Also, I have a feeling 2010 will be less about YA and a little more about adult fiction, so that should clear my piles a little. Anyway, here are some titles I would love to read this Thrusday:

Farenheit 451 is one that for sure I’ll be finishing. I’m already halfway through, and I put it on hold during midterms because I wanted to give it all of my attention. I can’t wait to read Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, and I have heard lots of great things about The Thief.

Glass Houses I’ve been waiting to read for a while, but many bloggers say the series is really good. Also, I’m missing discovering Uglies, so I picked up Bogus to Bubbly at the store as well as the first of The Midnighters series.

It’s not all of the books that I’ll possibly read, but right now those are the ones I’m interested in. I’ll be blogging a little on that day (I’m thinking 3 posts, Start, Mid-Way and Finish Line), but I think I’ll mostly Tweet. So, I know you read-a-thon’s cheerleaders are officially off-duty, but if you have a minute during the day don’t hesitate to come by to cheer me ! 😀

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12 responses to “Sunday Salon : Books, Birthday and Read-a-thon”

  1. Vasilly says :

    Your books look great! Good luck on your read-a-thon Thursday. I’ll be coming back to cheer you on.

  2. softdrink says :

    Hooray for the good grades! I’ll be out of town on the 12th, so unfortunately, me and my pom-poms won’t be able to stop by with some cheers. 😦 But have fun!

  3. Amanda says :

    ooh, can’t wait to see what you think of the Midnighters series! It was good. Not quite as good as Uglies, but still good.

  4. Steph says :

    Sounds like you got the Man some great gifts! I also love buying books for other when it comes to giftgiving, probably because it allows me to still buy books without feeling guilty since they don’t add to my TBR pile

    And congrats on the good grades!

  5. Ceri says :

    I love the Christmas revamp of the blog. ❤

    Congratulations on your great results so far – and I'm sure you've done well on the ones you're waiting for. 😀

    Hope the man had a fun day. I really really want to read Fahrenheit 451. I love the cover of Glass House.

  6. Staci says :

    I love your blog’s Christmas look!! That card is too cute!! Congrats on the fab scores!! Keep up the hard work. Enjoy the books you have lined up for the week!! 🙂

  7. Velvet says :

    Looking forward to your review on Zombie Blondes. That one gets mixed reviews. The bday card is a cutie. and happy personal read-a-thoning!

  8. alitareads says :

    I love the new Christmas these! I started listening to Christmas music this past week, so this is definitely helping out in the holiday spirit department 🙂

    Good luck on your read-a-thon this week! It looks like you have some great books lined up.

  9. bermudaonion says :

    Have fun with your read-a-thon! I need to do one too!

  10. cutlex says :

    Good luck on the read-a-thon Kay :]
    You sleep at around 1 or 2 am? That’s unhealthy man!

  11. Bella says :

    Thats awesome that your exams are over 🙂 Congrats on the good marks.

    And big yay for Glass Houses, I just love that series so much.

  12. Violet says :

    Thats such a cute card. I can understand how fun it can be to read what you want after all the studying. Have fun!!!

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