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2010: The Year of the Classic

I have yet to do my “Fave Books of 2009” post because I am reading five books right now and any one of them could end up on the list! 

BUT, I’ve been thinking about 2010 and I think that I’d like to focus more on the classics. Not the entire year of course, but I have strayed from the classics and with my reading of Moby Dick, I find myself yearning for them once again so I plan to add them back in here and there and maybe do another read-along.

The covers that I included in this post are just a few of the titles that I have been wanting to read. That’s right! I’ve never read Wuthering Heights. I read a lot of classics in college, but these never made it into my pile. It’s a shame really because I really do enjoy the classics.

Out of all of the classics you’ve read, if you had to pick one classic novel to recommend, which would you choose?

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.