Sunday Salon


In my previous post I mentioned that I couldn’t seem to find something to read right? Well, I decided to just grab four books and go with it. So, yesterday I packed my books and headed over to a cool cafe. I had a mocha latte and started reading for a couple of hours. Bliss.

Let me tell you about the books because they’ve all captured my attention and now I’m jumping from book to book. It’s great.

  • Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor. This author is one I’ve been wanting to discover for a couple of years now. I know some of you in blogland have mentioned her a lot and I just hadn’t had the chance. One of the blurbs on the back cover of the book is by Anne Tyler and she says “Jane Austen, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Bowen – soul-sisters all.” So, I think you can imagine what the style of the book must be like. I’m half way into it and it’s really good.
  • The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez-Reverte. This book counts as a challenge read for two of my challenges. Right now, I can’t say too much about the book. It’s a bit slow but I do like all the descriptions of Seville. I visited there many years ago and it’s nice to revisit even if it’s only through the pages of a book.
  • Apples & Oranges by Marie Brenner. A memoir about a turbulent sibling relationship. The story of the brother and sister is interesting to say the least but the aside on the orchards and apples (the brother has given up being a trial lawyer to own orchards) is not holding my interest as much.
  • Die With Me by Elena Forbes. A british police procedural. So far I like the detectives so that’s a good thing.

The rest of the day I hope to catch up with some of you who are doing The Sunday Salon, read the latest issue of Estella’s Revenge and pop over to Half Price Books to make use of my coupon.

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