Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Decembering

I could swear it is the middle of December, I’ve done so many holiday related things already and the month just started. I’m going to be so over Christmas by December 24.

By the way, Kelly and Marg’s Virtual Advent is underway. Lots of cool stories and tips from bloggers already. My day is December 11.

The semi-annual library book sale started this week. I didn’t find a lot of books that interested me but I did pick up these four.

  • The Chrystalids by John Wyndham
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  • Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
  • A Whistling Woman by AS Byatt

I have no idea when I’ll get to them, but I’ll be adding them to my shelves this week. I read The Chrystalids when I was a kid. I have no idea what the Byatt book is about (but, hey, it’s Byatt). Revolutionary Road will probably be depressing, oh well. I’m really looking forward to Girlfriend in a Coma.

library sale

So there was another Book Bloggers are ruining everything!!! article, this time on the LA Review of Books site (no linky from me, buddy). It’s not worth getting upset over because --->

BUT, Bonjour Cass was inspired to start Graffiti Reviews on Tumblr and Twitter. It is a laugh and a good way to combat the haters.


  1. I avoid the Christmas insanity: shopping online, avoiding the malls, avoiding the traffic...

    I do Christmas my own way, quiet and sweet, with family and cookies and yummy books. I read Dash & Lily's book of dares over Thanksgiving, and that put me in the Christmas spirit.

  2. I love love love how Cass responded to this. So brilliant :D

  3. I've hardly done any holiday stuff so I won't be ready for Christmas by December 24.

  4. Our Christmas activities have started early as well. I feel my waistline expanding already:) Have a great week.

  5. Naysayers gonna naysay, ha, love that! I'm glad you didn't include the link, jerk doesn't deserve it.

  6. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates is depressing but amazing! It will really get you thinking.

    I put of reading it for ages, thinking I would hate it; I gave in recently and found, while it drags in parts, it is well worth the reading.

    Book bloggers always get stick; but if nation wide papers can accept the local, professional critics can embrace the book blogger. We bring different opinions to the table, and just like every professional out there, we sometimes get it wrong.

  7. Yeah, I'm not even tuning in for the naysayers anymore. They can kiss my...well, ya know.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on the Byatt book when you get around to it, and Revolutionary Road had a good start but I laid it aside for some silly reason. Maybe one day I'll pick it back up and dive in.


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