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 - 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!


Shon said...

Welcome to the Sunday Salon! I'm impressed that you said September was a down month for you. I felt the same way; I managed to read 6 books (usually read about 8-9). Here's hoping October will be better.

Beautiful Witch said...

Welcome! I've only been a Sunday Salon-er for a few months so I'm a newbie too. :) I've heard good things about The Last Lecture, but then again, I like the occasional self help book. :)

Michele said...

You aren't the only late-comer to TSS. I just joined it last week. And then this week was a day late (posted today)!. Sigh...

You've read some good books this month! I'm excited for fall with more indoor cuddling under the covers and reading! Woohoo!

Table Talk said...

Welcome to the salon. Does the fact that you are just reading 'The Time of Exile' mean that you have all those that follow after still to read for the first time? If so, I really envy you. I have promised myself that when the last one is published I shall lock myself away from the world for a couple of weeks and just go straight through form beginning to end.

Blacklin said...

Hello! I just joined here at the end of August. Your list is impressive. Congrats on the weekend off.

Dawn said...

I just read on Lisa's blog ( that she joined Sunday Salon this week, so you're not the last .... I haven't joined yet, but I enjoy reading everyone's posts.

Looks like you had a great September!

Andi said...

A belated welcome to The Sunday Salon! I've been hearing about Sweetsmoke on various blogs for what seems like ages, and I still have no clue what it's about. The title annoys me, so I haven't bothered to find out what it's about! Horrible of me? Maybe.


SmallWorld at Home said...

Welcome to the Salon and WOW--that was a slow month for you? Can't wait to see what a regular month looks like!

Lenore said...

Historian was verrrrrry slow and verrrrry moody!

Terri said...

Welcome to TSS. I don't think there's such a think as a late-comer here. The door is always open.

So 11 books is a slow month for you? That's impressive!

See you next Sunday.