Category Archives: Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon: Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

Today I’m recovering from Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.  It was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to the next one in October.  I read for two charities: A public library and 4Paws Rescue Team.  While I did not raise a ton of money, I feel good about what I did accomplish.  I even managed to finish Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore, but I’m going to wait until tomorrow to write the review because while I did not make it through the full 24 hours, I did make it to 4am.  I am now operating on about  6 hours of sleep.  My schedule’s little off.

Thank you to everyone who visited my site and visited my site and left comments. That’s really cool.

I am currently reading The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart.

If you would like to check out 4Paws Rescue Team click below.  You can even make a donation if you like.

And now to veg.


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Sunday Salon: Anniversary

Well it’s Sunday once again and today marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. I finished Andrew Wilson’s Shadow Of The Titanic. You can read my review here.  Let me know what you think.

I’m now really into Christopher Moore’s Sacré Blue.  So far, it’s a weird and intriguing tale, but then, what else would I expect from Christopher Moore?

I’m also trying to figure out what to read next or in tandem with Sacré Blue.  I’m in that quandary of I have books I could read, but don’t want to read them now.  And that’s how my TBR list grows.  And grows.

Have a good week everyone!



Posted by on April 15, 2012 in Sunday Salon


Sunday Salon: Additions

This past week, I read and wrote a review for Not Alone: Stories Of Living With Depression.  You can check it out here if you like.  And when I added the book to my LibraryThing account, I was and still am so far, the only one who has a copy of it.  I know that kind of sounds bad, but I was actually kind of excited about that.  It’s rare now that I have the only copy of a book on LibraryThing.  So now I’ve added a unique work to the overall collection.

Okay.  So it doesn’t take much to make me happy.

One time I added a book I purchased from the Folger Shakespeare Library (wonderful gift shop) — Queen Elizabeth I Selected Works.  No one on LibraryThing had a copy but me.  Then, about a week or so later, I noticed that 30 other people had added it to their collections.

As for other reads, I’m still reading Shadow Of The Titanic.  This book just has a lot of stuff in it.  At times it bogs down, but in general, it’s the kind of book that just has slow pace.

I’m also reading Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore.

Have good week everyone.


Posted by on April 8, 2012 in Sunday Salon


Sunday Salon: Pace

Ever thought you were just cruising along in the book you were reading only to discover that you’re not as far along as you thought you were?  That’s what’s happened with Shadow of The Titanic.

I thought I was just zipping along this 413 page book only to discover that I’m only on page 164.  Is it me?  Is it the book?  It’s an engaging book, but I have other things to do and distractions so maybe I haven’t focused on reading as much this week as I thought.  Or maybe it’s the book’s pace.  Maybe I’ve hit a slow spot.  Not sure yet.  Have to keep reading to see what’s up.

But there are books that if I read 20 pages I’ve felt like I’ve read a hundred.  These books are either well written and just packed with a lot of action in a few pages or they’re poorly written.  For the former, Robert Jordan’s  Circle of Time series comes to mind.  For the latter, I could pick any book I really didn’t like.

Usually, I read one book at a time if I’m writing reviews.  I want to keep my focus on that particular book I’m reading, but maybe I should read a short book in tandem with Shadow.

Have a good week everyone.


Posted by on April 1, 2012 in Sunday Salon


Sunday Salon: Reading

It’s been a good week for me reading and writing book reviews. I managed to write two book reviews which is sort of a record for me. Here they are:

Born At Midnight
Unseen Academicals

And now I’m reading Shadow Of The Titanic by Andrew Wilson.  I just started it, but it seems pretty good so far.

Have a good week everyone!


Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Sunday Salon


Sunday Salon: Pet Peeve

Does anyone else get frustrated with their public library?  I do.  It seems like most of the time they don’t have the books I want to read, and it’s not because they’re checked out.  They just don’t have them.  Or it’s a new release and it will take forever for them to get at least one copy.  For example, a friend of mine recommended Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.  So I looked it up at my public library and they won’t get a copy for 206 days.

Another example: Greg F. Gifune.  I discovered this author over at Book Den.  Now, this author writes thrillers and horror books so I don’t know if I will like his books.  Book Den wrote a review on Gifune’s Apartment Seven and I thought I’d check it out of my local library.  Guess what?  He’s not there.  I just want to read this one book to see if I want to read his other books.  Part of the fun of reading for me is discovering new authors.  Sometimes I like them and read their other work and sometimes it’s a bust.  And that’s part of what makes reading an adventure.  I just never know what I’ll discover.

Good thing I can search the library catalog online before actually going to the library.



Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Sunday Salon

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