Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Salon, August 16th 2008


Hi Saloners

This has been a busy week for me, but I did manage to get a little reading in. I'm actually in the middle of reading several books. Call me crazy!!

I'm finishing The Heretic's Daughter and I thought I would have that review for you, but you will will see that next week...sorry. I can't wait for the ending..although we all know what happened in Salem Village.

The Toss of a Lemon, a long epic novel spanning the years of 1896-1962 is the story of an Indian woman, her family and the life she leads as a Brahmin. Fabulous!!!

The Winds of Tara, remember the unauthorized sequel to Gone With the Wind? I love this book!!! I want to savor each page. Thanks to Katherine Pinotti for breathing spirit and life back into Scarlett O'Hara. We are fortunate to have this writer who has recreated Scarlett's character in every aspect. It is a treat to hear her infamous sassy Southern conversations and witty banter again. GWTW fans should jump up and down that they have to send to Australia for this book. It is worth every penny though.

Alive in Necropolis is nearly finished, I really like this book, I just put it on the back burner for a while. Too many fish to fry.

Lots of new books arrived this week and I'll probably talk about one or two of them this coming week. Another trip to Good Will was somewhat successful. My course will start on Monday full time for the entire week and all my reading will be African American History. Tuesday we set sail and learn all about the Amistad, but we'll be on a different boat. For those of you who were interested, I did post a listing of the required reading.

A couple of my reviews posted this week.

The Glimmer Palace, by Beatrice Colin
The Dog Who Belongs to No One, by Amy Hest

Great news!!! My sleeping disorder has been identified, so no more falling asleep while driving. I say that's an awesome week. Yippee!!! Happy reading to all!!!

9 comments:

Literary Feline said...

That's great news about your sleeping disorder being identified. I know all to well what it's like to have to wait and wonder.

I am reading The Toss of a Lemon too at the moment and really enjoying it. It is slow going, but that's okay as it forces me to slow down too--something I need to do right now.

Heretic's Daughter is one I am looking forward to reading sometime down the road.

I hope you have a great week.

gautami tripathy said...

I too seem to have sleeping disorder. It is more to do with stress than anything else!

Do check out my Sunday Salon posts :D

SS 1: Review of The Dark Child

SS 2: Musings about books

naida said...

sounds like some great reads. glad to hear Winds of Tara was good.
and also good to hear your sleeping disorder has been figured out.
enjoy your week.

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Lesa said...

Oh, that's great that you won't be falling asleep any more while driving. I've almost done that, and it's scary.

Ruth said...

I don't know how many books I'm reading right now -- my LT widget isn't showing a couple of them and I haven't bothered to fix it. I'd rather be in the dark as to how insane I am. ;)

I loved The Heretic's Daughter and will be reviewing it soon.

Isn't it a relief to have a diagnosis? I felt the same way when my chronic fatigue syndrome was finally identified. It's so much better to know rather than wait, wonder and worry.

wisteria said...

Ruth....

Yes, but having narcolepsy is a little unsettling. At least there is hope that I won't fall asleep as much while reading. LOL

I am almost done with Heretic's Daughter and also love it. That period of time always fascinates me though. Thanks for stopping by.

Ronda's Rants said...

So glad to hear you have a handle on your sleep disorder...I love Gone with the Wind...I think I would like The Winds of Tara...actually I good fictional period piece would make a nice change up...although for Bloggy Book Club...we are reading Persuasion by Jane Austen. :)

gautami tripathy said...

Thanks for dropping by! Yes, I did like The Dark Child. I like reading memoirs.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

So little details with the sleeping issue. What did they identify? And how is it being cured?

Sorry I didn't come by yesterday. One of the kids was downloading a mega program. It slowed the internet down too much to visit. He finished up today and we are all back to normal!