Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday Salon 1-11

Happy Sunday!

Well, Thursday night saw the end of college football season, the most wonderful time of the year, and while I'm sad, I'm also looking forward to having more reading time on Saturdays again.

After discovering author Lisa Tucker and reading (and loving) Once Upon a Day (review here), I started her latest, The Cure for Modern Life, but I couldn't finish it for some reason. It just didn't appeal to me as much.

I also named my top five books of the year in this week's Booking Through Thursday post (here).

I feel like I'm in a reading holding pattern of sorts. There are tons of great books scheduled for release in the next few months, and my library hold list is huge, but nothing is out right now, and it's killing me. I'm ready for stacks of books in my house again!

In the meantime, I've picked up We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. I read and enjoyed The Post-Birthday World, so I figured I'd give this one a shot. If you've read it, let me know what you thought.

Hope everyone is having a great reading weekend!

Update: I am LOVING this book!


Anonymous said...

I love college football season too. Our Hokies started out rough but finished up with a bang.

Literary Feline said...

I was looking over a list of new releases for this month alone and found several titles that sound appealing. I'm trying to be good though.

I am looking forward to eventually reading something by Lionel Shriver. I've heard great things about her work.

Have a great week!

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

I'm looking forward to more time to read on Saturdays as well, however, I'm THRILLED that my Gators are #1!

I just came out of a reading slump where nothing appealed to me. Hopefully, that has passed. I'm currently reading The Thirteenth Tale and so far I'm really enjoying the story.

Hope you enjoy your book!

Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

I started reading We Need To Talk About Kevin and then I put it down halfway through. I just needed a break from it, but I haven't gone back to it even though it's been at least a year.

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Kerrie said...

We Need to Talk about Kevin is a riveting book. Certainly one to discuss with others.

LisaMM said...

"Kevin" is amazing and horrible and fabulous all at the same time- I can't wait until you finish it so I can read your review!! I read/reviewed it more than a year ago, but wow, has it stuck with me.

trish said...

I'd be surprised if, when you finish We Need to Talk About Kevin, you're not like, "OMG I MUST DISCUSS THIS BOOK." It's one of those. I'll probably be able to hear your scream as you come to the end...and when you get to "that part", you'll know without a doubt what I'm talking about.

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