Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Salon

The weather is too glorious to be spending much time at the  computer, so here's quick wrap up of the week and a look toward the week to come.

Books I finished this week (reviews to be posted later within the week):
  • Out of the Deep I Cry - the third in the Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyn detective series. Now I'm caught up, but I'm still begging for more, so I'll be reading, 5, 6, and 7 very soon.  If you haven't read these luscious romantic who-dunnits set in the Adirondacks, try one.  Julia Spencer-Fleming has given us great characters, exceptional plots and stunning twists and turns. 
  • No, I Don't want to Join a bookclub - the diary of a sixtieth year by Virginia Ironsides.  If this one hadn't been on audio with an exceptional narrator, I'd have thrown it across the room yelling "get over it already."  Other people have grandchildren too, and they have lives and they don't go around moaning about how no one takes them seriously now that they've gotten "OLD"  --for pete's sake, she just turned 60!
  • The Killer Plot - the first in a new series by Ellery Adams (aka J.B. Stanley).  This was an ARC sent by the author, and believe me --it's great. 
 I'm currently reading:
  • Blink, the power of thinking without thinking  by Malcolm Gladwell. This one is for our seniors' book group which doesn't meet until July 11th.
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison for our library bookgroup.This has been on my TBR shelf for over a year, and I'm thrilled to have a push to read it.
  • I.O.U., A Jenny Crain Mystery by Nancy Pickard for our mystery book group which meets in three days (fortunately this one's only 200 pages, so I hope to finish it tomorrow).
  • The Castaways by Erin Hilderbrand - an ARC I got to review in connection with the giveaway we're having --it ends this week, so be sure to click here and enter.

Other reading activity:

Put aside till later - The Wettest County in the World. A true story set in novel form (does that make it historical fiction?) written by the friend of a friend. Published in 2008 by Simon and Schuster it purports to tell the story of the Bondurant family and their involvement in illegal liquor production (stills!!) in Franklin County VA. The prologue grabbed me, but then the story just wasn't taking off for me. I sent it back to the library, (got it through inter-library loan) and have marked it in my records to try it again later. I think my brain just wasn't ready to handle all the mechanics of brewing white lightening right now.

And be sure to stop by this week....I have two more contests coming up - one for
The Case of the Missing Servant by Taquin Hall to celebrate the sequel The Man Who Died Laughing which is being released very soon.  This will give you a chance to catch up.

The other contest is a giveaway of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.

Stay tuned.


  1. I like your choices for the give-aways! Have a great week! My Sunday Salon.

  2. Ooh, I can't wait to read Killer Plot - I'm so glad to see you liked it. Have a great week and happy father's day to Mr. Tutu!


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