Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Sunday Salon: Highs and Low

Good morning, Sunday bloggers!

I spent the first half of my week reading The Garden of Last Days by Andres Dubus III. In short, I was disappointed (you can read my comments here). If you've read it, I'd love to know your thoughts.

But, the week perked up at the end with a fun beach read and the latest installment in a favorite mystery series. Here's what I read & reviewed this week:

* The Beach House by Jane Green (review)

* Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich (review)

Okay, Saloners, help a girl out. I have two books that have been waiting patiently in my pile, only to get repeatedly passed over for other picks. They are How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo and Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble.

Does anyone have a suggestion about which one to start with?


Anonymous said...

I haven't read this one, but I've enjoyed Elizabeth Noble's other books, if that's any help.

My Journey Through Reading... said...

I haven't read either of the books that you have up next. Good luck with your selection!

Anonymous said...

I finally finished Garden of Last Days
I think I would've enjoyed it more if I didn't know what the book was about. I think Stephen King really liked it because he got to read the book without any knowledge of it.

In the middle of reading the book, I read an excerpt about the author in Entertainment Weekly, and they flat out said what the story was about.

So when the end of the book came, and we learned what the whole thing was about, instead of going "OOOOH" i went, "eh."
However, if i didn't read that stupid article in EW, I think I would've been genuinely surprised.

I don't know.
I am, however, upset that I spent 25.00 on the book.
never again. I can wait til paperback next time.

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

I've had highs and lows as well this last week. The highs: I went to a good friends wedding. The lows - when I got home I discovered my house got hit by lightning. Lost tv's, computers and phones!

Anyway . . .I haven't read his latest, but I did read House of Sand and Fog and I can't say I really liked it. It was so dark. I've heard others say his latest is more of the same, so I don't think I'll be compelled to read it.