Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Salon, July 5th

The Sunday

While at Gettysburg(see movie)this week I picked up a couple (I'm such a lier) books. The museum was a treasure trove for the historian. Categorized for easy browsing, I was in heaven. Can you imagine a bookstore with only Civil War history. I couldn't make my decisions, as I kept finding another book, and then another book I wanted to read.

Well...I know I'm talking to those who know what a book addict suffers when they are thrown into a candy store containing their drug of choice. BOOKS!! How silly of me to even think I could contain myself. I admit it. I am a biblio-holic and here are the books to prove it.

Yes...I did buy a bookmark and a Gettysburg cap, along with some things for my awesome sister who watched my four greyhounds.

This week I did finish reading:

The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos
, by Margaret Mascarenhas..a mystery and story of love and memory with great characters.

beneath a Northern Sky
by Steven Woodworth, about the Gettysburg Campaign...awesome book!

Seducing the Spirits
by Louise Young, about a women ornithologist who lives alone in the jungles near Columbia. She is banished to this lonely though idyllic spot to observe a rare eagle. While there she learns much more about the native people than the bird she was sent to witness.

I'm now reading:
Titanic, The Untold Story, by Mae Kent
Slavery by Another Name, by Douglas A Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize Winner

I hope to begin reading:
Forever Free, by Eric Froner...A history of reconstruction in the South.
One of my new books...I can't wait.
A surprise book...I'll tell you next week.

I hope ya'll have a great Sunday!! It so great to be feeling better and checking out everybody's blogs again. Thanks again for all your cheers and good wishes. You definitely helped me get better.


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You are not lying. I would consider that "a couple" of books. Especially if I were in a conversation about it with my husband....

Anonymous said...

Race and Reunion is good! I also like Eric Foner's books on Reconstruction for that topic. The rest look really fun - can't wait for your reviews!

Frances said...

Great book haul! And I do think that shows some purchasing restraint.

Can't make up my mind about The Disappearance of Irene dos Santos. On the fence as to whether or not to read now or pass until later. Will look out to see what you think.

Today I am reading all over the place looking for a little closure on too many unfinished books. Please visit me to enter my Buy a Friend a Book week giveaway? Happy reading!

Lezlie said...

I can only imagine how awesome the museum bookstore must have been! I think you showed great restraint. :-)


Donura said...

Your bookstore trip does sound like a dream. Seducing the Spirits sounds like something I would love. I will have to add it to my list.
Thanks for the vicarious shopping trip.

serendipity_viv said...

Oh dear - book stores are bad bad places.LOL Great finds though.

Literary Feline said...

I would not have been able to resist either, Donna! All those tempting books. Enjoy!

Alice said...

Oh yeah... tell me about it. I keep buying and buying and it's not even funny anymore...

You've got some great buys there! Especially on the topic that you enjoy so much. :D

Darlene said...

I'm anxious to see what you thought about The Disappearance of Irene. It sounds so good but I'm kind of hemming and hawing about it. I've seen a few not so good reviews of it.

wisteria said...

debance....I feel better now. Thanks. :)
Rhapsody...I've read other Froner and Blight books so I'm hoping these are good too. Glad you like them.
Frances...I'm nearly done with Irene now. I still have to wait for the ending...lots of symbolism in this one. Deep.. Thanks for thinking I had restraint...I feel better.
Lezlie...I should have taken a picture. It was fabulous...I think I could have easily walked out with twice as many...but that would be certifiable.
Donura...I'm doing a review on Seducing the Spirits now.
Scrap Girl...I should be banned.
Literary Feline...I have an idea...lets meet halfway and buy books somewhere in the mid-west. have me laughing because it is sooooo funny. We are hopeless.
Dar...I'm just finishing Irene....I like it a lot, but there is a lot to think about in this one.