17 January 2010

Sunday Salon: A Bookishly Non-Bookish Week

This past week was the start of the new semester, so I didn't have much time for reading or blogging.  Instead I was finalizing syllabi, creating lesson plans, cleaning out last semester's junk from my files, and wondering why I didn't marry someone obscenely rich who would neither have me work inside nor outside the home.  I did manage to get a few bookish things in during the week.

Bloggiesta inspired my Adaptations and Giveaway post.  After completing my listish post for bloggiesta, I was hoping to inspire some other bloggers to think about book to film adaptations.  I've extended the deadline, so if you are interested, head on over and participate!

I also participated in a new challenge this week, the first task of which was to come up with 3 book titles that made you laugh!

This week's "You Can Quote Me on This" featured a quote from Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose and asked whether anyone had ever felt like one book was speaking to another.

I wrote up some mini-reviews of three books I've read this year that for one reason or another didn't warrant full review.

I finally read and reviewed The Adoration of Jenna Fox.  Better late than never right?

And to top it off, I watched the first season of Torchwood.  May I just say wow!


  1. Hi Trisha, just stopping by. Wow! I can't believe I've never visited here before.

    Love the look of things, so I'll be back to explore further.

    Sounds like Bloggiesta had a big effect on you, too!

  2. Thanks for delurking at my blog today. Looks like you really had a busy week!

  3. Even though the start of the semester is hectic, it is so nice to have a fresh start!

  4. Good luck with your new semester! It sounds like you are really busy! When I was much younger one of my life plans was to marry someone obscenely rich. :) Amazing how none of that matters when you fall in love. Of course having a maid would still be nice, but oh well. :)

  5. Laurel - I hope you do keep stopping by!

    Florinda - No problem! I know lurking is bad bad bad, so I'm trying to comment more.

    Beastmomma - Starting over is one of the best parts of being a college professor. Every three months the whole shebang changes.

    Alyce - I know right! Here I go and fall in love with a man without a maid....

  6. You are too funny. You do know that even if you had married a rich man you would probably still work just to have something to do :) Totally understand where you are coming from there though. I have gone most of this trip on three hours of sleep a night. My reviews are probably going to be horrible as I am certian there is not a bit of punctuation in any of them. Much like my last sentence...

  7. Ooh, I've heard nothing but good about The Adoration of Jenna Fox, but have never seen that particular cover before!

  8. Jessica - I wonder if I would get bored if I didn't have to work...

    Aarti - Both covers are fantastic.


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