The Sunday Salon – September 27, 2009 (The “I wish I had more time to read” edition)

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I am feeling seriously in need of a weekend of alone time and non-stop reading. It’s not likely to happen anytime soon, though. I am hoping to participate in the upcoming 24-hour read-a-thon in October, but it will likely be snatched reading time amid the normalcy of life with a husband and four kids. If we had the money, I’d give my husband a night away in a hotel by himself. That way I could do the same thing for the read-a-thon and not feel guilty. :)

I’m currently reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman, which is very good – so far it reminds me of a cross between Harry Potter and Brideshead Revisited.

I am also reading The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard. This wasn’t in my plans, but I found out the review book I was sent, No Time to Wave Goodbye, is a sequel to The Deep End of the Ocean, and I hate reading sequels without having read the first book. It’s very good so far.

What are you reading this last weekend of September?

Other bookish posts this week:

~ Book Review: Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
~ Recommendations from a non-blogger #2 – Marni
~ Literary Road Trip: Author Dia Calhoun
~ Book Review: The Promised World by Lisa Tucker
~ Book Review: Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
~ Book Review: The Purloined Boy by Mortimus Clay

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13 Responses to The Sunday Salon – September 27, 2009 (The “I wish I had more time to read” edition)

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I read Deep End of the Ocean…it shook me to my core. Isn’t that every parents’ nightmare? I am extremely curious about the aftermath of all of that. I’m not sure I would like it! I’ll be very interested in hearing your opinions!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..The Best of…Emma’s Top 10 Books =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I started it today and it’s gripping, hard to put down, and you’re right – it is every parent’s nightmare.

  2. I plan to read The Magician for the 24 hour readathon. And I will check out Deep End of the Ocean.

    TSS: The past week in retrospect and on to the next one…
    .-= gautami tripathy´s last blog ..Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/whereabouts =-.

  3. JoAnn
    Twitter: lakesidemusing
    says:

    I so remember that feeling of seriously needing some alone time!! It’s better now that the girls are all teenagers. My sister’s kid are still younger, so I try help her out when I can…hope you have someone nearby that give you a little break every now and then. It’s the only way to stay sane!
    .-= JoAnn´s last blog ..TSS: When Writers Speak =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      JoAnn – I do have my parents close and my best friend and I trade babysitting. And my husband is usually really good about giving me time away, but he’s been stressed out lately, so it makes it hard.

  4. I know what you mean, Carrie! I could use a weekend like that too–probably you more so though. I am glad you are enjoying The Magicians. I have my eye on that one and hope to read it once it’s out in paperback. It’s been years since I read The Deep End of the Ocean. I do remember enjoying it and am glad you are so far. I hope you have a great week!
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: A Reading Retrospective (September 2004) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – I usually wait for paperbacks, too, but I had an Amazon gift card, and it was calling to me. :)

  5. Kailana says:

    It doesn’t matter how many books I accomplish I still wish I had more time to read!
    .-= Kailana´s last blog ..Sunday Book Coveting – What to Buy! =-.

  6. I’m desperately hoping to get my baby drinking from his bottle in time for the reaadathon so he can spend the time at his grandparents’ house.
    .-= Jen – Devourer of Books´s last blog ..Banned Books Week 2009 =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Jen – oh, you will definitely be ready for a break by then! I hope it works for you. :)

  7. Meghan says:

    I’m really looking forward to the Read-a-thon! I hope you get some more time to read soon. I don’t have The Magicians yet, but it’s a book club read soon so I will be acquiring it. Can’t wait!
    .-= Meghan´s last blog ..Review: The Lace Makers of Glenmara, Heather Barbieri =-.