It's back to work again tomorrow which means our short summer vacation is unfortunately at an end. I didn't end up getting anywhere near all the stuff done I would've liked to. I'd gladly have another week or so but it was nice to have at least a few days off. I did finally start on a project that I've been thinking of for some time so that's something. And I recently got Photoshop Elements so have been playing around with it a bit too. I can't do anything fancy yet but I did make a new header! And I've also just started a new, purely photoblog, which I hope to post to frequently. You can find it here.
As for reading, since I last joined the Salon two weeks ago, I finished reading Clouds Over Mountains, which was an interesting historical mystery that took me to Hawaii and Japan (review here). Then luckily my copy of When Twilight Burns arrived before we left to visit the in-laws. It made for fun reading on the bullet train and didn't take me long to polish it off! This latest installment was just as fun as the previous books and now I'm looking forward to the fifth and last to come out next year.
Currently I'm nearing the end of my third non-fiction read for the Non-Fiction Five Challenge, Cave in the Snow. It's the story of Tenzin Palmo, an Englishwoman who became a Tibetan Buddhist nun and lived in a remote cave in the Himalayas meditating for 12 years! And today I've also picked up and started reading Maus I, finally. So some quite varied reading so far this month.
As for acquisitions, three books have made their way onto my shelves this month. One was of course When Twilight Burns which I've already read. Then to make up the free shipping I also ordered Silent in the Grave, which I'm pretty sure I first heard about from Danielle. And then I was in central Tokyo to get a haircut and stopped by to pick up the summer issue of Bookmarks magazine and since it was a pretty good price, A Thousand Splendid Suns found it's way into my hands as well. You know how books have a way of doing that!
Anyway, here I am back again, and thanks to a few days of not doing much, I'm also in a better humour than when I last posted. I've barely read any blogs in over a week though so you can imagine just how scary my Google Reader is right now! But I hope to stop by soon. Have a great week!