Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Salon My adorable Ophelia is actually an Otis!

Happy New Year!

I realize I'm a bit late wishing you all a Happy New Year but I've been a little slow to start 2011. I've been having some health problems (which drives me up the wall sometimes!) and I've also been distracted by some other things. I'm happy to be beginning a new year, and look forward to improving on 2010! The JETS survived their first playoff game just barely but it's winning that matters and win they did!

Before I forget for any longer, I haven't posted about the gifts I received from bloggers participating in the Book Blogger Holiday Swap and Book Lover Secret Santa. Jessi from The Elliott Review sent me The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and Alita from Alita Reads sent me A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. I'm absolutely thrilled with both books and cannot wait to read them. Thank you Jess and Alita for your generosity!

I also forgot to post the winner of my giveaway for The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett. I sincerely apologize for this. Adam from Roof Beam Reader won the book and after a few emails I sent the book to him and heard that he received it yesterday. I haven't read it yet and, at this rate, Adam will finish the book before I even start it!

This morning I brought Ophelia to the vet to be spayed/neutered and discovered that she is a he! LOL. I thought whenever I looked at her/him that she/he looked like a male cat but I checked and was sure she/he was a girl. Maybe I need take a biology class?!! So I'm not sure what to call Ophelia now. Ophelia came about because she/he is beautiful and a little bit crazy. Now I'm looking for a name that signifies handsome and a bit of a nutter! If you have ideas for good cat names, please let me know!

I wasn't at all organized with my reading in 2010 and I hope and plan to be much better about that this year. I have several reviews to write, finish writing and post including Cleo by Helen Brown and
The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton. I'm still reading Lonely by Emily White and have just a few pages left in Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski, a Persephone Classic. I've also just started Unless it Moves the Human Heart by Roger Rosenblatt which I am savoring since it is all about writing. I haven't committed to any reading challenges yet although I'm going to do the Gilmore Girls Challenge hosted by Lisa at Lit and Life and possibly one or two others.

Enjoy your Sunday!


  1. My friend just found out their cat is a boy too, they thought they had a girl! They called her butterscotch, and are now calling him bubbyscotch.

    I like the name Otis.

  2. LOL...Otis is a cute name or just O...not to be confused with Oprah...LOL

  3. That's too cute - he's a he not a she. Maybe you could call him Othello instead. Still sticking with kind of the same sound.

    I really hope 2011 will be a better year health wise and everything else for you Amy!

    Have a great week!

  4. That's so funny about the cat. I like Darlene's suggestion of Othello. That seems a fitting name for such a handsome cat!

  5. Maybe you can call him Cal like Calliope the Hermaphrodite from Middlesex who eventually became Cal. LOL.

  6. Hi Amy! I keep track of my books and reading on Check it out if you haven't already. It might help with the organization.

    So! Ophelia is a cross-dresser! SURPRISE!!! How about Opie? Or Hamlet?

  7. I just had to laugh about Ophelia/Otis!!

  8. Hahaha - Ti has a terrific suggestion there! We made the same error with our kitty - who was originally Sophie and is now Tedy. Oops.

    So are you ready for the big game on Sunday? Do you think your coach and his crew can keep their mouths shut long enough to win the game or will it be another beating? I myself think it will be a close challenge - but will be rooting against you - on just this one matter, I assure you ;0)

  9. Oh my gosh, that is too funny--if you can't tell the difference with as many cats as you've had in your life, it's no wonder other people have problems.