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Happy Sunday, fellow Saloners! It’s been a few weeks since I posted, but I’m finally starting to resume my normal activities after being out of town a few weeks ago. It’s taken me a while to fall back into my usual habits. I’ve been grossly out of touch for the last few weeks. But I’m glad to be getting back to normal. Normal is nice, and I’m a total creature of habit.

In spite of the fact that I’m still trying to re-establish my regular blogging habits (as well as my blog-reading habits; my poor feed reader is seriously backlogged), I haven’t gotten quite as far behind on my reading (though I’m still not where I’d like to be). During the last few weeks, I finished The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty, and I also re-read Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty (I first read it in 2007, and though I remembered the story pretty well, it was nice to have a refresher to go along with reading Second Helpings).

I’m also finishing up Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean; it’s her debut novel, and it’s scheduled to be released on Tuesday. It’s one of my favorite kinds of historical fiction: the kind that makes me want to run for the books in order to learn more about the historical period and events in the book (since modern history in general really isn’t my area of expertise, there’s plenty of new information waiting for me).I’ll probably post my review on Tuesday, and I certainly will have finished the book and have more complete thoughts by then.

I joined the Spring Reading Thing challenge yesterday. I was a bit over-ambitious with the Winter Reading Challenge, so I scaled back my goals for the Spring Reading Thing. I’ve posted my list of books I’d like to read here, and I will probably have a wrap-up post for the Winter Reading Challenge sometime in the next few days.

And finally, here are links to the posts I’ve made the last few weeks:

Story of a Girl review

The Gargoyle review

Sloppy Firsts review

A Disneyland recap

Have a great Sunday everyone!

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