TSS: March in Review & Can you believe I have lasted this long?


the-sunday-salon1Sadly this is my first Sunday Salon post in about a month and I can’t take much time to really enjoy it because I need to rush off to bed if I want to be functional in the morning. What can I say about March? It came in like a lion and went out like a lion.  No lambs for me.  I moved to a new apartment in the beginning of March and not two weeks later there was a fire in the building!  I just had all the luck.  In addition to that Linus’ Blanket is now self-hosted and I think that’s a good thing, but it seems to present its own set of challenges.  I am slowly adjusting and working out all the kinks. Mucho emphasis on the slowly part.

In the midst of all that I had a pretty good reading month. 10, was the big number for books read from what I saw around the hood. I managed to read 11 books and write up reviews for them.  I haven’t posted them up because I am trying to develop a back log  of posts so that I can post more consistently.  I have been working on a schedule and everything.  It hasn’t gone into effect just yet.  Let me know if you notice when it does.


  • A Child’s Journey Out of Autism, by LeeAnn Whiffen [review]
  • Sleepwalking in Daylight, by Elizabeth Flock [review]
  • Capote in Kansas, by Kim Powers
  • Galway Bay, by Mary Pat Kelly [review]
  • The Ten Year Nap, by Meg Wolitzer [review]
  • The Possession, by Annie Erneaux
  • Secret Daughter, by June Cross [review]
  • The Weight of a Mustard Seed, by Wendell Steavenson
  • Will Marry for Food, Sex and Laundry, by Simon Oaks [review]
  • The Ruling Class, by Francine Pascal
  • Conscience Point, by Erica Abeel [review]

And guess what?  I’m still here and posting.  The life of the average blog is supposedly about 3-6 months. I started my blog last year, on I think the last day of May, so June through March, I have made it ten months.  And if I am not mistaken in the next couple of days I will post my 200th post.  I can’t even believe it.  Can you?

Anyway, tired and incoherent.  More to come in the next few days because you know I have to celebrate.   I’ll have some giveaways to get started and some exciting news to share over the next few days.

Have a great week everyone!

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  1. Congratulations on being here for 10 months!! Blogging becomes very addictive doesn’t it! Hope you have a good week!

  2. I try to keep a backlog of posts, too, but mine is starting to dwindle. I’ve been blogging almost as long as you have – it’s nice to know we’re above average!

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  3. Congratulations on being near that 1 year mark. I’m so bad about keeping a backlog. I tend to post as I go, which sometimes means I skip days. I don’t read as much as many other bloggers out there and so I’d probably need a couple of months off from blogging to create a decent backlog.

    I was sorry to read about the fire. I hope nothing of yours was damaged!

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  4. Hi Nicole, Great month reading. Funny, I had a house fire this month too.
    I read 10 books so you got me there. They are all posted. I have a few reviews to post, I’m sort of saving a few too. I think that helps.
    I’m almost near one year also. April 27th. What is your day?

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  5. I think maybe my subscription got lost with your transfer to self-hosted–sadly I thought that maybe you hadn’t blogged in a while. I’ve got you all set up again, though, so hopefully your posts will show up. 🙁

    Congrats on the blog lasting so long–time flies when you’re having fun!

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  6. Go you! I am on a schedule and I prefer it. I think if I ran out of reviews and had to write them on the spot I’d start feeling antsy. I read enough that I can more or less write a review whenever I feel like and if I’m not in the mood, I can just move one up. I’m job hunting though, so if I actually land a job, I’m sure it will become much more difficult to maintain my current pace.

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  7. Hi, Nicole! I just came across your blog via Kittling: Books. Congratulations on your long-running blog! I did not realize the life of a blog was generally so short. I just started in January, so I am still in that 3-6 month period. Yikes! But so far, so good. You read an interesting batch of books in March. I have not read any of them, but have heard good things about many of them.

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    1. Hi Rebecca. Thanks for finding me. I can imagine that most people don’t realize how much work it can be going into it, especially when other things start coking in your life. With all the changes with the economy, I had and can have a pretty grueling work schedule. Quite frankly I am shocked that I was able to keep up to the extent that I did, even though a lot of time I can’t participate as fully as I would like.