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The Sunday Salon: Halloween is in the Air

I spent a lovely morning with friends. My daughter and I attended a Halloween craft workshop. It was really not planned to be a daughter and me type of event but when The Hub has to work extra hours to make ends meet in this economy, I find myself taking the kids with me when I normally would not. Needless to say, she took over all my crafts and although I planned to post a nice pic to include with this post, I find myself unable to do that.

One of the projects was a candy bar wrapper. Well, the candy bar is gone so all I have is the wrapper which I have included here. Where did the candy go, you ask? Into her mouth, as quick as she could eat it because all I did was turn my head for a second and it was gone. Poof!

We made some other projects but they didn’t do well on the short walk back to the house. However, my daughter did allow me to keep this bookmark party favor. I think it’s adorable and if you ask me, I’d take the bookmark over the candy bar any day.

Right now I am making Albondigas soup. Mainly, this is a Mexican meatball soup that I make with ground turkey, fresh tomatoes, squash and anything else I have on hand. Today I had some fresh herbs so I tossed those in. I don’t really use a recipe or I’d share it. Somehow it just always comes out perfect.

I just finished writing up my review of The Last Dickens which will post later tonight, for a book tour that starts tomorrow. I also finished Goldengrove. I really enjoyed it. The review for that won’t post until October 8th as it is also part of a book tour.

So what am I reading now? I am still reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I am really getting into it but tonight I plan to read Viola in Reel Life for Book Club Girl’s blog talk show with the author which takes place this Wednesday, September 30th.

Hope you are all enjoying the day.

Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge 2009

I have a ton of books calling my name. Books that I just want to read because ‘I’ want to read them. However, review commitments seem to be taking up all my reading time lately so they sit patiently, waiting for me to pick them up. One example is The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I bought that book when it came out (that was a long time ago) and it sits on the shelf, looking at me longingly, hoping that I will pick it up someday.
Is this you? If so, you may want to consider Swapna’s challenge. It’s time to clear off your shelves!
This challenge will work a little differently than other challenges. Instead of picking a set number of books to read during this time period, you will pick a percentage. This means that a certain percentage of the books you read during these two months will have to qualify for this challenge. For example, let’s say you pick 40% and you end up reading 10 books in October and November. 4 of those books would have to qualify for this challenge in order for you to complete it. I am setting a minimum percentage of 20%.

If this sounds like something you’d like to participate in, click here for details, and here to sign-up.