Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Salon, July 20th Busy Week

I had company until Thursday and naturally routines were upended. I did manage to read a bit, and have a few new books to share.
I was late posting last weeks Salon, due to my company so maybe people didn't get to read about The Winds of Tara by Katherine Pinotti. (see last week). I received the book via airmail(expensive) this week and so far I like it. I plan to read it this week, so tune in next week.

I am reading Woman of a Thousand Secrets, by Barbara Wood, an Early Reviewer ARC for Library Thing. The story is about a girl named Tonina who was found by a couple unable to have children. She was floating in a basket on the sea. One day they decide it is time for her to leave their island, and this is when Tonina's adventures begin.

This week I also finished My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar. This was an Early Reviewer ARC for Library Thing. The review is on a previous post.

I also finished Far Above Rubies by Cynthia Polansky, who I met on Jacket Flap. What an amazing story she has written. Please read this book. You can read my review on a separate post her historical fiction narrative is based on the true story of an Auschwitz survivor. Far Above Rubies is a jewel of a book based on a exceptional gem of a women.

That's all for this week.
Namaste, Wisteria

PS----After reading my blog, take a click over to "Bookworm", where Naida is raffling off an awesome book called

"The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work"

I for one know we can all use this in all parts of our lives. Right? Happy Week!!!

8 comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

I see you have THE WINTER ROSE. I loved that book! I need to read the book before that one. Can't think of the title right now. :(

wisteria said...

Hi J. Kaye...It's the Tea Rose Trilogy. The Tea Rose is the first book. :-)

naida said...

hi great reviews, 'My Father's Paradise' sounds really good.
I love GWTW and see you posted about 'The Winds of Tara'. I hadnt heard of that book. I'm interested in reading your review about it.

thanks for posting about my contest :)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Alanna C said...

Hi Naida, there's a recent review of The Winds of Tara here:
http://www.independentweekly.com.au/news/local/news/entertainment/book-review-the-winds-of-tara-katherine-pinotti/967723.aspx

Marie said...

Far Above Rubies sounds interesting to me. I'm pretty sure my library doesn't have it so maybe I'll have to buy it!

Mrs. B. said...

I love that Anna Quindlen quote at the top of your page. So perfect! Very fun blog!

wisteria said...

Marie...You will really enjoy Far Above Rubies. It is a great read for anyone interested in Holocaust survivors & WWII history and yet a moving tribute and honor to a strong, selfless, giving woman.


Mrs. B...I got a kick out of your blog and meant to tell you. I knew a Mrs. B once. The quote is great even though I have no children of my own. I have about 400 student I service in the media center and classes.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

You have been nominated at J. Kaye’s Book Blog. Click here for the post.