Hello regular readers and Sunday Salon visiters! As you know, right this second, I’m probably sleeping in a beach chair, covered in sun screen, and reading a good book. I’m going to talk a little bit about my beach reading and why I picked it for this particular vacation. A little departure for me – my Sunday Salon post will actually be about books!
Tender Morsels – Margo Lanagan
Who else but Nymeth would get me interested in this book? I’ve started it and it’s absolutely magical. It’s a quick read, I’m already about 100 pages in after an hour or so of reading. So far, what I’ve gathered, is it’s a sort of fairy tale. There are two sisters. Etc. Etc. Thus far, I’d say Nymeth certainly hasn’t let me down on this one. I can’t wait to finish and share my review when I get back! Also for Once Upon a Time III challenge.
Beside a Burning Sea – John Shors
I picked this one up for no other reason than the pretty cover. Really. I don’t think I even read the back. I liked the title and I thought the cover was gorgeous. Thankfully, Trish from Hey Lady! has posted a positive review. I’m looking forward to reading this one now too! Not just looking at the pretty cover.
2666 – Robert Bolaño
I needed an excuse to buy the boxed set version of this, and a combined sale on Amazon and Steph of Steph and Tony Investigate’s and Claire of Kiss a Cloud’s 2666 Readalong didn’t leave me any options! I just had to splurge. Really. I had to. Had to. I love Latin American Lit, so I’m eagerly anticipating this one.
The Mystery of Grace – Charles De Lint
The newest book by De Lint? Do I need another reason? Nope. Also qualifying for OUTIII.
The Cellist of Sarajevo – Steven Galloway
This is one of those books that made the rounds on the book blogosphere a couple months ago, and I put it on hold at the library after reading really great things about it. It’s due back at the library soon, so it’s made its way to the top of the pile.
These are the books I hope to finish this week! It’s a lot, but the beach somehow makes you read faster. I’m convinced.