Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Sunday Salon - There's a first time for everything
Since I'm pretty sure I have to be the last person in the blogosphere to jump on this train, I'm going to take a second to welcome myself to The Sunday Salon. Welcome! =) I've been reading other people's entries for months, and am not sure why it took me so long to sign up myself. Probably because procrastination is my thing, but that's another story....
Since it's the first Sunday in October, I thought I'd make my first official Sunday Salon entry a wrap-up for the month of September. It was kinda a down reading month for me, mostly because of my ridiculous work situation, but that's over now, so here's hoping October will be better.
Here's what I read (or tried to read):
Sweetsmoke by David Fuller - this was an LT Early Reviewer book, and it just did not click for me. I completely didn't care about what was going on. I ditched out by page 100.
Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins - sent to me by the author, this was a great one! 8/10
Forbidden Daughter by Shobhan Bantwal - review book for a forum I participate in - 7/10.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch - I'm not really sure why I checked this one out from the library. It was alright, but reminded me why I don't read self-help books - 6/10.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - loaner from my sister, who apparently likes moody, slow-moving novels. 6/10.
Affinity by Sarah Waters - again, loaner from my sister - again, moody. 7/10.
Bikeman by Thomas Flynn - brilliant. 9/10.
The Triumph of Deborah, the Garden of Ruth, and the Song of Hannah, all by Eva Etzioni-Halevy - more sent to me by the author, all three great biblical fiction. 7/10.
A Time of Exile by Katharine Kerr - part of the Deverry/Westlands series, this time telling Aederyn's story. I love this series, so it was a winner for me. 7/10.
Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith - yummy historical, with lots of suspense and romance. 7/10.
The Price of Silence by Camilla Trinchieri - review book for Curledup.com - good stuff! will post the review when it appears on that site. 8/10.
Thankfully, I only had one that I really disliked - all the rest were good reading. Now I'm going to go back to enjoying my WEEKEND OFF!! (Have I mentioned I have the weekend off?? My first one since September - woo hoo!)
Have a great week!