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Sunday Salon – April 7, 2013

Sunday Salon

April 7, 2013

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. Visit the Facebook Page for links to other bloggers’ posts. Last week my husband and I took a fabulous trip up to Portland, Oregon for a wedding…and then came home via the Columbia River Gorge and highway 97 through Bend. The scenery (and weather) was magnificent!

Mt.Hood (800x534) MultnomahFalls (342x512)

That’s Mount Hood from Highway 97 (on the left) and Multnomah Falls (click on either photo to enjoy a larger view)

GoneGirlBecause of my travels, I didn’t get a whole lot of books read. But I did finish Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and, surprisingly, I really liked it (read my review). We’re discussing this one over on the Bookies Too Yahoo group if you want to join us. I liked the unreliable narrators, the dark twists and turns and the exploration of a really, really dysfunctional marriage. This novel was long listed for The Women’s Prize for Fiction which does surprise me. It seems an odd choice for that award. On the other hand, it also got nominated for an Edgar Award which feels much more appropriate!

Paradise Guest HouseI also finished reading the beautiful new novel by Ellen Sussman – The Paradise Guest House. I’m touring this novel on April 16th for TLC Book Tours, so you’ll have to wait for my review (I’ll also have a copy of the book for giveaway to US and Canada mailing addresses at that time). If you want to read other reviews of the book before then, check out the TLC Book Tour page.

AllYouCouldAskForMy current read is also for TLC Book Tours. All You Could Ask For by ESPN’s Mike Greenberg is about three women. So far, I’m enjoying it. Greenberg writes from the female perspective with a decent amount of insight into what makes women tick. My review of this book will post on April 22nd, so I hope you’ll come back to see what I thought.

TrajectoryofDreamsI’ve also started reading The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton which is an odd little book about a sleep technician stalking astronauts. I’m not sure I’ll finish this one. I’ve set it aside for now while other books are getting more of my attention.

What about you? Have you been reading some good books lately? I hope so!


  1. April 7, 2013    

    Glad you enjoyed your visit to Portland. I love that drive out the Gorge and down through Bend, and you had the perfect weather for it!

  2. April 7, 2013    

    I’m glad to see you called The Paradise Guest House beautiful – I think it’ll be my next audio book.

  3. April 7, 2013    

    I love that drive, too – such beautiful country!

  4. April 8, 2013    

    Glad you had a good trip 🙂 I’ve seen The Paradise Guest House on a few blogs, both sides of the opinion, so reading your review would be interesting (by itself it appeals). Thinking on it, I suppose Gone Girl is a strange choice for the long list!

  5. April 8, 2013    

    Yeah that’s a great drive along the Columbia River Gorge. Beautiful! Drove that once long ago. Quite a haven for wind surfers.

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