Sunday, 24 January 2010

The Sunday Salon: Library Renovations

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What Caught My Fancy This Week
I couldn’t think of anything to write (I thought about the whitewash scandal but I feel like others have articulated my points much better). Then I spent the the afternoon helping my dad dust off and organize our books. I’ve taken some pictures.
Bags of books
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Alphabetizing piles
winter '09-'10 039 
winter '09-'10 040 
winter '09-'10 041 
Other places where we keep books
Thanksgiving 07 026 
Thanksgiving 07 027 
Thanksgiving 07 028
There are several other places where we have hidden books as well but I don’t have pictorial evidence of them. I will show you the whole library when it is finally finished but we have hit a snag with some of the selves.
Is it possible to have to many books I wonder?
Reading

Madicken Madicken by Astrid Lindgren (Swedish)


Freedom in exile Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama by The Dalai Lama



Reviewed
House of mirth The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. I read this for The Classic Circuit but had to abandon it. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. I do know others liked it and her other books so head over to The Classic Circuit to take a look at the other reviews.

 
luftslottet som sprängdes The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson. I liked this one the best of the Millennium Trilogy. I wish he had lived enough to write the whole series (and have it edited).


Challenges

I wasn’t going to sign up for any more challenges but then the POC challenge was announced and I felt that I needed to sign up for it.


Fun Stuff
The Spark As usual in January many of us are trying to change our lives. Something that changed my life was joining the website Spark People in March last year. I still have some ways to go but it really has helped me change my life for the better. They have just released a book (which is why I am mentioning it here) and right now you can download a free chapter here.


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3 comments:

Aarti said...

I think twice now, I've tried to comment on a post of yours that showed up in my reader, but doesn't seem to exist on your blog. This time it was History of the Medieval World. Where is that review? :-)

Zee said...

I had to take it down because the publisher doesn't want it up until next week. It will be up then :)

Nymeth said...

Nope - not possible at all to have too many :P

(I sometimes wonder, though...)