Jan 3, 2010

The Sunday Salon: A New Year and a New Name



Happy New Year everyone! A new blog name for the new year - from Book Bird Dog to Book Dilettante. Hope you'll stay with me!

What is The Sunday Salon? Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. You can join in, too!


1. This past week I got very little reading done over the New Year holidays! I posted a review of The Tricking of Freya, a novel of Iceland by Christina Sunley, on Dec. 27 and then a Teaser Tuesday on Dec. 28 with my New Year's resolution to follow the healthy eating advice in the book, Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat.

2. Am almost through reading A Map of Paradise, a book of Hawaii in the late 19th century. It was the only book I managed to sneak in during the week.

3. I sent a list of questions for an interview with author Christina Sunley re her book, The Tricking of Freya, and I hope to post her answers this week. I also finished reading The Last Surgeon, a thriller by Michael Palmer, and still have to write a review.

4. Returned from Canada yesterday after five days of visiting and eating and found in my mailbox, appropriately enough, Denise's Daily Dozen: The Easy, Every Day Program to Lose Up to 12 Pounds in 2 weeks, a book from the Hachette group. This should go a long way to help with my new resolution for 2010 - losing all the pounds I gained the last three months in 2009!

6. Also joined four reading challenges -
Support Your Library Book Challenge,
2010 Flashback Reading Challenge
Thriller and Suspense Reading Challenge
and Chill Baby Chill! Reviews (this one runs to March 19, 2010)!

Good luck with your reading in 2010!

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35 comments:

  1. Happy New Year. I like your new name.

    I could do with reading Denise's Daily Dozen!!

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  2. Looks like you've been busy :-)!

    I read an excerpt from The Tricking of Freya recently; it interested me enough that I'd like to read the rest one of these days.

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  3. Welcome to Sunday Salon! It's my favorite stop each Sunday.

    I've been blogging over a year, but I still feel like a newbie. Good for you to bravely change your name! Perhaps I will fix up my blog next week during Blogista.

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  4. I could probably use Denise's book too :D
    Happy New Year!

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  5. Welcome to the Sunday. You've been a busy bee, but you also gt some great books which is just fantastic.

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  6. I hope you reach your goals for losing weight! This year is the year for me to lose my baby weight! Good luck!

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  7. The Iceland book has really captured my interest, as well as the Hawaii one. I shall have to go and read the reveiws now too.

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  8. Happy New Year! I just signed up to follow you :)

    I look forward to reading along with you in 2010!

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  9. I love the new name. Happy New Year!
    I wish your blog the best in 2010.

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  10. Happy New Year! Sounds like you had a busy holiday season. I look forward to reading your thoughts on A Map of Paradise. Have a great week!

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  11. Found my way here from Color On Line. Just leaving a comment saying you have a lovely blog.

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  12. Gaining weight always seems to creep up on you doesn't it???

    Happy Reading in 2010!

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  13. I like the new name!
    Alayne
    TheCrowdedLeaf.wordpress.com

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  14. I like the name change. Good luck with your challenges for the year!

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  15. Welcome to the Salon. I may check out that re-reading challenge!

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  16. Do you think if I get more than one copy of the Denise books I can lose more than 12 pounds in 2 weeks? Christmas has not been pretty to the ole waistline. :-P

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  17. Love your new name! Happy New Year!

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  18. You've had a busy week! I could use a copy of Denise's Daily Dozen... this holiday season has been a disaster, lol!

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  19. I also like your new blog name-for sure I will be reading your blog under any name!

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  20. I like your blog.

    Gave your blog a "lovely blog award." See my site for more details.

    ann

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  21. I like the new name of your blog! And with your new diet plan - I need to start my exercise program ASAP!! Happy New Year and happy reading for 2010!

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  22. Denise's Daily Dozen has inspired me to get more exercise in 2010. I don't plan to follow her plan exactly, but it's nice to have the exercises at my fingertips when I want them. I hope you enjoy it too. :-)

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  23. I'm glad you mentioned the name change. I thought I was at a brand new blog. :)

    It does seem appropriate to get a diet book in the mail at this time of year, doesn't it? I don't know about dieting, but I definitely need to get back to working out again.

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  24. Happy New Year! I like the new name too.

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  25. Welcome! I like the name change! What did you think of The Last Surgeon? I have that to read next.

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  26. I'm looking forward to your Michael Palmer book review. This is on my list.

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  27. Happy new year and I like the new name! Good luck with reading and dieting. It can be difficult at times, but you can do it. (Says the chicka that is also on a diet)

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  28. Happy New Year! I love the new name (although I loved the old name too.) Whereabouts in Canada were you?

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  29. avisannchild: I go up to Toronto a couple times a year to visit relatives. Love the food and the people!

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  30. Thanks everyone for liking the new, and the old name :) and for the exercise encouragement, for all of us!

    Michelle, I liked the Last Surgeon, though it was a bit violent!

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  31. Literary Feline and Vivienne: Just posted a review of A Map of Paradise, a book you were interested in! I thought it was a great historical novel.

    Mari: thanks for the follow!

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  32. Florinda and Vivienne: I'll be posting an interview with the author of The Tricking of Freya this weekend, probably Saturday. Hope you'll stop by!

    Michelle: I liked the Michael Palmer book, with some reservations.

    Anne Elle Altman: thanks so much for the Lovely Blog award. It's on my sidebar.

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  33. Gavin and mel u: thanks so much for liking mhy blog!

    Diane: I'll be posting a review of the Parker book soon. Hope you like it.

    Everyone: hope I didn't forget to respond to all the fellow-dieters and those who encouraged me by liking the new blog name. Thanks so much!

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  34. I love the new name Harvee :) Hope you enjoy your challenges and the entire reading year!

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  35. Thanks, Mark David. I hope I can keep up with the challenges! Have a great year of reading!

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