The Sunday Salon Week in Review

tssThis was a busy week here.  I posted something like 18 times, so let me give you the run down of what you might find interesting.  Links all go to their respective posts.

Book reviews:

I posted FIVE book reviews this week, which is a lot for me (I usually post 3).  I actually posted one each weekday, quite a variety of books as well: two memoirs, a novel, historical fiction, and young adult.  Two memoirs sounds a bit repetitive, but they were actually vastly different.  The first, “Invisible Sisters,” is the story of a family in which two of the three daughters had life-threatening illnesses and how it impacted their lives.  “First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria,” on the other hand, is about Eve Waite-Brown’s time in the Peace Corps and adventures with her do-gooder husband in Uganda.

I also reviewed the fantastic “Wintergirls,” Laurie Halse Anderson’s fantastic young adult novel dealing with eating disorders.   I’m less enthusiastic about the other books I reviewed this week.  “The Mercy Seller” is a fair historical novel dealing with the controversy between Lollards and Catholics.  Perhaps if I had known it was a sequel….  Lastly, I reviewed “Water Ghosts.”  I really wasn’t sure what to think of it: the story was occasionally hard to follow (and there were no quotation marks), but the ending was really good.

In case you were interested:

My family threw me a baby shower last weekend that was very focused around my love of books and children’s literature.  One of the games we played was a Children’s Book Quiz.  See how many of the answers you can get right!

If you’re nosy like me, you might want to see what books I took out of the library last week to try desperately to read before they are due back.  

In case you somehow missed it, the ReadAthon was yesterday.  Now that it is over, there’s not necessarily a lot of reason to read all my update posts, but you might find my initial and wrap-up posts interesting.  One of them has a couple sneak peek pictures of the baby’s room!

OH! Also, don’t miss the two giveaways I have going on right now!  One for “The Tory Widow,” the other for “Tears of the Desert.”  You have until Friday to enter.

2 comments to The Sunday Salon Week in Review

  • You have been very busy! This is good…get ahead before the baby comes! I can’t wait to see pictures of your little one, and hear about your experiences. It will make me sad and cry for babyhood, which is all too fleeting.

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  • Sounds like you had a very busy and productive week. I posted four book reviews last week, an unusual amount for me. I don’t think I’ve done that many in one week since September, before I started having health problems. It was nice to get back on track a little bit and actually feel like a book blogger again!

    I’ll be back to read your Wintergirls review after I’ve read the book. It’s waiting for me oh-so-patiently to finish Silent in the Grave.

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