Sunday Salon – August 16, 2009

Sunday Salon

August 16, 2009

11:00 AM

Good morning, fellow readers and saloners! Last week I missed the Sunday Salon as I was busy participating in the Mystery Read-A-Thon. You can see how I did here. I also gave away 4 books to other participants. I hope next time this event comes along there will be more people taking part – it is a relaxed and fun read-a-thon.

I have had a busy couple of weeks. Raven got spayed and I have been quilting like a demon (I just finished another quilt if you’re interested!). I have also been reading quite a bit. Here is what I have read and reviewed since my last Sunday Salon:

The House on Fortune Street, by Margot Livesey

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 311
Read my review.

Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill

Rated: 4hStars
Number of Pages: 474
Read my review.

Best Intentions, by Emily Listfield

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 338
Read my review.

The Long Fall, by Walter Mosley

Rated: 3stars
Number of Pages: 303
Read my review.

My current read is The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark which I am touring for Pump up Your Book Promotion on August 18th. This book is set in 15th century Venice and is a bit of a mystery wrapped up in the smells, tastes, and sights of Italy. So far I am enjoying it! Watch for my review on the 18th.

Next I’ll be reading Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck. I love Steinbeck’s work and if things hold true to form, I think this will be another book to add to my list of favorites.

It is not too late to sign up for The Random Reading Challenge – we have a lot of participants so far and everyone seems to be having fun with this one!

Next weekend I’ll be traveling to Portland, Oregon to meet up with some other book bloggers. We’ll be spending some time at Powells as well as the library. I am looking forward to meeting the bloggers whose blogs I read daily…good food, books and other readers – sounds like my idea of heaven!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and week ahead…and whatever you’re doing, I hope it involves a great book!

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    • Pam on August 16, 2009 at 11:34

    I adore Steinbeck. I hope you enjoy Tortilla Flats!

    • becky on August 16, 2009 at 12:10

    Oh I just loved Tortilla Flat by Steinbeck. It was my first Steinbeck actually 🙂 I hope you enjoy!

  1. I hope Raven is feeling all better now!

    • Gavin on August 16, 2009 at 14:45

    Congratulations on the Mystery Read-A-Thon! I picked up my first book for the Random Reading challenge at the library! Have fun in Portland. Because of a mix-up in dates (why do I keep a calendar and then never look at it?) I won’t be able to get there. Maybe next time..

    • Memory on August 16, 2009 at 16:18

    It sounds like you had a wonderful reading week. Lots of high ratings in there!

    • Staci on August 17, 2009 at 07:33

    Sounds like you’ve had a great week with a lot of different activities going on!! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Steinbeck, an author I haven’t read in a LONG time.

    • Wendy on August 17, 2009 at 14:53

    Pam: Thanks – I expect I’ll love it since I seem to love all things Steinbeck!

    Becky: I’m surprised it has taken me so long to pick this one up!

    Rhapsody:She is a live wire – I think she feels just fine 🙂

    Gavin: We’ll miss you in Portland (I promise to post photos so you can live vicariously through them!).

    Memory: *nods* It was a good week 🙂

    Staci: I am almost too busy *laughs*

  2. I like how you highlight your reviews like this … very convenient. And I used to go to college in Eugene, OR (U of O) so I wish wish wish I was still out there and could meet up in Portland!

    • Wendy on August 25, 2009 at 06:50

    Jenners: Glad you like the way I do this 🙂 I wish I could have met you in Portland…maybe one of these days!

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