Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday Salon

The Sunday

I spent most of my week updating my challenge blog. My original blog wasn't quite what I had pictured. I went to plan B and have to say it's much better organized. I signed up for more challenges next year than I did this year. Thank goodness some challenges will allow for overlapping! I've noticed I'm getting somewhat picky about what books to read to close out this year. I don't want to start a book that I could use for one of my 2009 challenges.

Besides signing up for challenges, I'm also thinking about my personal reading goals for 2009. Over the course of the year, I started to notice I read more female authors than male authors. Next year, my goal is to read more new-to-me male authors. Audio books were my "new thing" this year. For years, I tried (and failed miserably) to listen to an audio book. For whatever reason, I just couldn't stop my mind from wandering. Eventually I had no idea what was going on, who the characters were and grew tired of replaying each track. This year, I realized it's the type of book I listen to, the narrator's voice and only listening while commuting to work are factors that have helped me to finish an audio book. I want to continue listening to audio books next year. In the meantime, I'm still thinking about more goals for 2009.

I managed to finish two books this week: If You Ever Tell by Carlene Thompson (review) and The Gift by Richard Paul Evans (review). Next up will be Dearly Depotted by Kate Collins, book 3 of The Flower Shop Mystery Series.

How are you spending your Sunday?

1 comment:

  1. It seems that several Sunday Salon participants have decided to consume more audiobooks in 2009, myself included. You'll find that your experience with them is not uncommon. I had the same problem with difficulty focusing. In my case, romances are the easiest to follow. I only listen to them while I am at work, doing mindless data entry. I've tried listening while I'm doing housework, but events in the house distract me too much.