Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Salon-December 13, 2009

The Sunday

Wow! It is so hard to believe that December is near half over and the year is coming to a close. I haven't blogged too much for Sunday Salon recently, without getting into details, I really missed this part of my week. Today I am finishing up reading The Yard Dog, by Sheldon Russell.

From the publisher:
A one-of-a-kind mystery, The Yard Dog opens in the final days of World War II, when the remote corners of the Great Plains hosted camps of German POWs captured in Europe. Near one such camp in Oklahoma, a one-armed railroad bull-a yard dog--named Hook Runyon keeps an eye out for hobos illegally riding the rails and thieves robbing travelers.

This week I finished reading a few books, Journeying by Barbara Fleming and The Crimson Rooms, by Katharine McMahon. McMahon also wrote The Alchemist Daughter, After Mary and The Rose of Sebastopol. I guess you could say I had a historical fiction kind of week.

I started to read No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer. This is my first time reading this author, so I am curious to see how I like her writing.

Since I have been reading all of your wonderful posts about Sookie, I found my copy of Living Dead in Dallas and plan to sink my teeth into that too. No, I didn't really say that did I? LOL

I guess I have an ambitious plan ahead, especially for me with school and the dogs, but I'm hoping for another snow day. The possibility looks good. How about you? What are your reading plans.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've been reading lots about Georgette Heyer, and she sounds like an author I ought to get myself familiar with. Have a great Sunday:)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

You've been doing a lot of reading! Love your comment about sinking your teeth into the Sookie Stackhouse books! :--)

BurtonReview said...

I absolutely LOVE Georgette Heyer. Her mysteries are much like Agatha Christie but I love her romances the best. I just finished 'Devil's Cub' and will have that review up Monday.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I got two in the mail this week, plus four from the public library. I can't wait to get back to No Impact Man...very thoughtful.

Literary Feline said...

It is hard to believe we're half way through December, I agree! The last few months have flown by.

The Yard Dog sounds like something I would like. When the publisher description mentioned German POW camps, I immediately thought of The Summer of My German Soldier, a YA book I read in middle school about an American girl who befriends a German POW.

I haven't read any books by Georgette Heyer. She seems to be getting around lately--her books anyway. I may have to give her a try depending on how you like her. :-)

I do hope you will like Harris' novel, Wisteria. It will be a change of pace after your week of historical fiction. :-)

Have a great week!

The Bookworm said...

I know, time does fly. Dcemeber always goes by so fast. I'm a big Heyer fan, but I havent read that one yet. I hope you enjoy it :)

Ti said...

Time really IS flying. I have no idea where the year went. I need to do some hard core reading here as I have a tour coming up and I'd like to finish up what I am currently reading before the end of the month. I've been busy with activities but those are winding down for me now.

Marie Cloutier said...

I hope you get your snow day! :-)