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The Sunday Salon – a day of work

I haven’t been able to read much today because I’ve spent most of the day at work!  On the bright side, I got paid, so it’s not all bad, and I can read tomorrow.  I’ll be finishing up The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart tomorrow I think. It’s the third book in her Merlin trilogy, which moves a little too slowly for me, but I’m still enjoying it. I have no idea what’s on the agenda for me this week. I acquired 19 books this weekend, so I have a lot to choose from! Most of them are from my favorite used bookstore, about which I’m writing a guest post for She Is Too Fond of Books. Dawn is hosting a new feature over there spotlighting our favorite independent bookstores. I’m actually so ashamed of my nearly 200-strong TBR pile that I’ve yet to enter these new ones into LT. I probably shouldn’t be, considering I did buy/receive them in the mail, but there it is. I’ve never had so many unread books before!

Coming up this week: reviews of Months and Seasons by Christopher Meeks, Guernica by Dave Boling, and The 19th Wife: A Novel by David Ebershoff. I’ll also be posting six quirky things about me, a meme that I was tagged for a little while ago. On top of all that, I will be announcing another contest! Have a great week, Saloners!  I may not get to your posts until tomorrow, but I’ll be making the rounds.


3 comments to The Sunday Salon – a day of work

  • Ooh, the 19th wife…I wanted to read that one, so I’m curious to see what you think about it!

  • I have several of the same books on my shelves (not *The Last Enchantment*, though). I really enjoyed *Months and Seasons*; I hadn’t read short stories for a while, but now I’m ready for more (and I have a few queued up to read in the next month, stay tuned …). I received Guernica over the weekend, and will probably start it after Labor Day. I’m doing a tour for TLC Book Tours with *The 19th Wife* in November – can’t wait to get into this one!

    Lots of great books out there, it’s going to be a fun fall (cooler days/evenings give me the perfect excuse to snuggle in and read)

  • I was very impressed with Stewart’s THE CHRYSTAL CAVE back when I read it in high school (though I must admit that was the time I was impressed with my high school library in general). I am sad to say I have yet to read the rest of the series despite owning a few of them.

    As for a TBR pile 200+ strong… firstly, that is an affliction many book lovers have. I may self and afflicted with that same malady. I am surprised I am even allowed inside a book store or library as I fairy ooze ‘book hoarder.’

    Happy reading!