Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Salon, White Christmas in Connecticut

When you're a teacher there is nothing like a snow day to give back a little bit of your childhood and a few memories of waking up to hear that school was closed. Friday, was one of those special days of simple quiet solitude spent reading while the snow covered the ground like a thick layer of whipped cream over a chocolate cake. You love the whipped cream, but then too much can make you feel sick. When morning came and I looked out at fourteen inches plus, images of shoveling began to appear as the dawn of my awakening brain thought, "Too much whipped cream for sure!!!" But like whipped cream, you still eat too much and love every bite no matter how sick you feel afterwords. So as I wake up this morning to more snow I smile thinking of another day of peace, solitude, reading time and sharing Sunday Salon. I'll worry about the shoveling later. Who knows, maybe we'll get another snow day.

Congratulations Jessica James for Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray has moved to #3 on Amazon's Romance/Historical category.This book is one of my top picks for 2008. (See my review)

This Weeks Reads

Lima Nights

by Marie Arana
This book had me flipping pages frantically expecting a great finish, as the author crafted increasing suspense. As the story ended, I felt like I ran into a brick wall. Lima Nights is a wonderful sensual love story depicting racial and class prejudice and society’s intolerance. Arana’s obsessive lovers, have an allure and chemistry that will steam glass with their passion. (Complete Review)

The Common Bond

by Donigan Merritt- Review next week

The Year the Swallows Came Early

by Kathryn Fitzmaurice-Review next week
The Scramble for Africa by Steven Fake and Kevin Funk-Review next week (Awesome, compelling, needed overview of the crisis in Dafur. Extremely well researched with extensive bibliography for further study.)

On the Nightstand

Red Clay Blood River

, by William J. Everett

The King's Daughter
, by Sandra Worth

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Anonymous said...

Very snowy here in NJ too! My parents are starting to get cabin fever but I'm enjoying it after my time in England, where the snow never sticks for more than a day.

The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth is on my nightstand too - here's hoping it's a good one!

Marie Cloutier said...

I'm having a snow day in Boston too- the school I work for cancelled class today. Yay! :-) Very nice to be home!

The Bookworm said...

we were snowed in here this weekend too. Its so pretty to look at though :)
Enjoy your reading.

Anonymous said...

I was totally snowed in until early yesterday afternoon when the guy who shoveled my driveway on Friday FINALLY came back with MY shovel that he took home with him.

Ladytink_534 said...

No snow here but it got quite cold a few times! Then it warmed back up of course...