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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Salon: 17 Aug 08

Posted by Irish in Misc, Reading Progess, Sunday Salon7 Comments

Greetings and Salutations my fellow saloners. I hope that this post finds you all well and actively reading. This has been a good reading week for me….I finished two books. =) One was a mystery by Karin Slaughter called Triptych. This was an easy to figure out mystery and took me a long time to get into. I figured out who the culprit was long before the clues started to become more and more obvious but it was only after things began to be revealed that I started to enjoy this book.

The second book that I finished was Farworld: Water Keep by J Scott Savage. This is a book that I should have had read by thte end of July…but with work and moving this book got lost in the shuffle. Or rather it got lost in the whirlwind that was my friend L. Such an extradordinary packer…never would have gotten my place packed up with out her. Nothing was safe though….and I still don’t know where my other book, Nightwalker, is that I was also reading at the time of the move. Anywho, Farworld is the start of a new 5 book young adult fantasy series and I think that it will be a big hit. The first book started off a little slow (as first books often do) but when it started to pick it, it really took off. I can’t wait to learn what happens next!

A more detailed review on each will be up soon….promise. Although I am still behind in my reviews I have made it into books read in August…or am working on a review for a book that I finished in August. So that’s progress. But don’t be surprised if things start appearing out of order. I currently have plans to get my Farworld post up sooner then some of the other books I’ve read this month. That one might appear later on today. I just want to think about it a bit more before posting my thoughts.

Speaking of late reviews…I’ve finally managed to get reviews up for How to (Un)cage a girl Francesca Lia Block (Review), Austenland by Shannon Hale (Review), and The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (Review).

Next up for me I think will be Into the Wild by JonKrakauer which is the first selection of a virtual book club that two of my friends and I are starting over of Facebook. My friends C, M and I hope to combine a live disscussion (via Yahoo IM or AIM) with a message board type discussion for those who can’t make a live chat. Not sure how it will work (or even if the other 18 members) will participate….but keep your fingers crossed for us!

This week I also plan on continuing to read Tana French’s In the Woods and I might also start Olive Kittridge by Elizabeth Stout. Both are library books and so I need to read them (and about a 100 other books) before they are due back home.

Well folks I think that’s about it for me for now. I hope that you are having a wonderful Sunday and until next time…Happy Reading! Widgets

7 Responses to “Sunday Salon: 17 Aug 08”

  1. Amy

    I enjoyed the way Triptych was written, but it wasn’t my favorite book ever.

    That is the only book by Karin Slaughter I’ve read. Have you read her other books? Do you recommend them?

  2. Literary Feline

    Today is my designated reading day–or so I keep telling myself as I try hard to keep that TV off and away from the Olympics games.

    I recently finished reading Water Keep as well and will be posting my review the last week of the month. I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was a refreshing break from some of the more serious stuff I had been reading lately.

    Good luck with your live discussion of Into the Wild!

    Have a great week!

  3. Irish

    Amy – this is my 3rd book by Slaughter. I’ve read her 1st 2 Grant County series. And I enjoyed them. She’ no Agatha Christie but I do like how she writes.

    Gaurami – definitely grab a copy of Farworld when its out next month. Its a great read. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.

    LF – I have been DVRing the games…gives me time to read…watch the sports…and I get to fast forward all the commercials and things that I don’t want to see. =)

  4. frumiousb

    I’ve recently read Tryptych myself, but have not yet gotten around to posting a review. I have to say that I’m not terribly impressed. I was quite excited by her first book when it was released, but nothing seems to have really lived up to those early expectations. Have you read anything else by her?

  5. Table Talk

    I’ve seen Slaughter’s books around and wondered about picking one up, but from what you say I think I’ll pass. There ‘s just too much else out there that I want to read. Now Farworld might just be another matter.

  6. Book Zombie

    I cannot wait to get a copy of FarWorld, it looks really good!

    Into The Wild is a great pick for your bookclub, once you’ve read it I highly recommend watching the movie. I don’t normally enjoy films based on books, but this one was beautiful and really seemed to stay true to the novel.