April 2024
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The Sunday Salon

rsAs I mentioned last week, I haven’t been great at getting reviews up, and this week it’s been fairly obvious.  I’m happy to say that I already have two scheduled to post next week, though.  They are The Principessa by Christie Dickason and The Rose of Sebastopol by Katherine McMahon.  So it looks like I might be getting back on my reviewing feet!

I’ve still read a ton this week; I guess rather than composing reviews I have been pouring all my energy into reading.  Since last Sunday, I’ve read Natural Talent by Sheelagh White, March by Geraldine Brooks, The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham, The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson, and Immortal Warrior by Lisa Hendrix.  A few nights of unexplained insomnia helped a lot; I read the last one from beginning to end after I went to bed.  I didn’t intend to, and to be honest it was a romance novel and thus not really “gripping”, so I doubt it was the book keeping me up.  I liked it but I could have put it off until today as my review isn’t to be posted until the 24th.

I expect this week to be a bit busier.  I’ve done nearly all of my assignments, but that just means I have to start on my essay.  I still have no idea what to write about, but I do have a vague general direction.  I’ll start research and see if anything comes to me.

This week, I’ll be finishing Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer and I hope to get through The Lady Elizabeth  by Alison Weir and The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie as well.  If I finish those three, I think it might finally be time to read Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.  We shall see.


7 comments to The Sunday Salon

  • You did get a lot of reading done this week. Almost a book a day.

  • It’s so nice when you feel like you’re on top of things, doesn’t it? I’ve been doing a lot of book tours this month and it’s been nice to have material ready to post ahead of time instead of my having to cram the night before for something to say. I do miss reading my own books though and so will probably fall back into my old habits soon.

    I hope you have a great week!

  • I read Rose of Sebastopol a while ago… I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it!

  • Amy

    Goodness woman! That’s a lot of reading!! I can’t wait to hear how you liked Rose of Sebastopol – I just heard of it and it sounds really good.

  • I have a paper due, and I’m the same way – I’m going to start reading and see if the paper starts coming together. And I can’t wait to see your thoughts on THe Painted Veil – LOVED that book.

  • My, what a lot of books you read, Meghan!

    I can’t wait to read your review of The Rose of Sebastopal.

    Will this be your first read of Bel Canto?

  • Wow! Glad you had so much time for reading. I loved both The Duke and I and The Lady Elizabeth. Looking forward to reading what you think.