The Sunday Salon 1/23/11

This has been a great week on the blog! For one thing, I’ve been participating in Bloggiesta this weekend and getting tons of stuff accomplished (although nothing yet that actually improves the look or organization of my blog). Plus, I’m hosting the Google forms mini-challenge, which people seem to be finding very helpful. If you have ever wondered how to create Google forms, check it out.

I’m also thrilled about the books I reviewed over the past week. I didn’t plan it this way, but this week ended up being devoted to three fabulous debuts, all which were just released this week.

Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton, released from Harper Paperbacks

You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon, released from Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, released from Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

All three are absolutely worth reading, and I hope we will be seeing more from all three of these talented women.


I also did a fair amount of reading this week too, although it felt like a less productive week than it seems to be in retrospect:

So look forward to these reviews coming up!

11 comments to The Sunday Salon 1/23/11

  • You did review great books this week, and looks like a few more coming up as well. Glad to hear you were productive with Bloggiesta! I couldn’t participate, but you guys did get me thinking about things I need to do. Happy Sunday!

  • I was just commenting on another blog that I was looking forward to reading reviews of The Weird Sisters to see if it would be something I’d like and then you link yours from the previous week! Your review has me wanting to add it immediately to my wish list.

    I’ll be curious to read your thoughts about The Eyre Affair. It’s been years since I last read that one and I still have yet to read further in the series despite my best intentions.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  • I also wonder what you thought of The Eyre Affair. As for Slight Trick of the Mind, while I liked the writing, I just couldn’t get into the story. It was a bit of a meh book for me.

  • You have had a great week! I am plugging away at the Bloggiesta too and have been happy with my results. Enjoy your Sunday!

  • I enjoyed You Know When the Men Are Gone as well as Under the Mercy Trees. I will be reading The Weird Sisters soon. Happy Sunday!

  • I just started You Know When the Men are Gone and am loving it so far!

  • That is a wonderful group of books/authors! XOX

  • Great reading week!!!

  • The best book I ever read was called The Flock. It was the personal story of a woman who suffered from Dissociative Identity Disorder (MPD). No, it’s not historical in the scholastic sense of the word, but I have huge admiration for those who can put their stories into such fascinating reads.

    Re. my form — I got two responses, and one was from you. :)I probably wouldn’t do it again, but I love to learn new things, so thanks.