Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Salon

I'm feeling cranky as I am writing my S.S. post this Saturday night. It was hot hot hot today, but we did not turn on the air as it's one of those freak, one day heat waves here in New England.  I also missed a library book sale on Thursday evening, which was always a pretty good one (totally slipped my aging mind, even though I wrote myself a note a week earlier). Oh well, guess I wasn't meant to acquire new books this week, but there is another book sale mid month and I know I won't miss this one as I sent an alert to my phone to remind me....I'm good as long as it doesn't malfunction.

What on your reading agenda for May? 

As I mentioned in last week's post, I also decided to focus my reading, moving forward on (Beginning in May) with----"reading the best books first", because life is just too too short for so so books.  So these are some books that I really want to read, and May is as good a month as any.

So what is on your agenda for today? I hope to get in a little reading time, but we'll see how that goes as I have a few other things that need to get done which I won't bore you with.


Have a Great Sunday and week as well!

27 comments:

  1. Life is too short, isn't it? I remember that I used to dream that I would be able to read every book in the library when I was younger :) Hope you have a great week of reading!

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  2. I'm sorry that you missed that sale, Diane! But like you said, maybe not acquiring yet more books was for the best :P

    I've heard nothing but great things about Stiches. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

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  3. I hope you like the House at Riverton as much as I did. Morton's second book, The Forgotten Garden is still one of my favorites.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. The books on your list sound good! I have Every Last One on my stacks, and I'm itching to move it to the beginning of the queue! Could I get away with that? Following your guidelines of reading the best books first, I have several that could jump ahead of...those pesky, yet tedious tasks.

    My Sunday Salon is here:

    http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-salon.html

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  5. Nancy Pearl always said subtract your age from 100 and that's the number of pages that you should commit to a book to see if you like it. And it if doesn't hook you, put it down! Of course I find it hard to put down a book even if I don't like it once I start!

    Nice list of books on your list though! I've got The Postmistress, Tinkers and One Good Dog in my pile. I enjoyed Stitches by David Small- thank goodness I needed to read it for the Graphic Novel challenge or I would have missed this one!

    Enjoy your week! And thanks for sharing yours with us!

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  6. Diane: I think the weather here in RI yesterday and today is maybe just a sampling of a summer to come.
    My plans today are simple since I really can't do much during my recuperation phase, but I plan to finish up computer issues and then visit my recliner and read.
    CMash

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  7. I'm with Kaye - The House of Riverton was one of my favorite finds of 2009.

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  8. I hope to get The Danish Girl finished today because I have to review it on Tuesday. Your flowers are gorgeous!

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  9. I'm slowly coming to that realization as well ... that I better not waste my time on so-so books. It's getting hot here too and I'm not liking it!

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  10. Oh I didn't know Aimee Bender had a new book coming out! I'll have to put that on my radar. Sorry you missed the sale - that is a bummer but hopefully another good one will come around soon. Happy Sunday!

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  11. I just finished The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg and am now reading Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom. Next, I will be reading a couple of books by Bob Perry, an Oklahoma author who also serves on our library board. Isn't it wonderful to have so many books waiting to be read? It's like having so much money that you'll never be able to spend it all!

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  12. Oh, it's easy to get chafed and irritable in the heat, I know that for sure!

    My plans for beginning May are to read a few Persephones for Paperback Readers Persephone Week. Your list looks good, too!

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  13. I love your philosophy on "reading the best books first". As I've gotten more into the reviewing side of book blogging, I've been trying to be more particular about the titles that I agree to review. I have some books on my shelves that I've purchased that I'm itching to read, and should get to those soon. Especially if I want to buy more, LOL!

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  14. Oh no! I hope your Sunday is better, Diane. I'm wrapped up in a blanket at the moment, my house is so cold. It's much warmer outside. Maybe I should be out there right now . . .

    I like your idea of reading the best books first this month. Maybe I should try that one of these days. I have a little list of books I MUST read this year and I haven't yet started on it.

    Enjoy your week and reading!

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  15. Life it too short for crap books - great reminder! Sometimes I just feel like I need to read through all my books, but your right - just read the ones you know are going to be good first! Have a great week!

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  16. I wish we would have a warm day again here in Seattle but it has decided to go completely crap for the last week or so!

    I just read The House at Riverton last week and need to write about it. It was fairly good!

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  17. Hi Diane! I would be upset if I missed a great library sale too! Atleast there will be another one soon. I hope you ended up having a really nice day-happy reading!

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  18. The heat makes me cranky, too... throw in a missed book sale and I'd be a mess!

    Hope you like The House at Riverton. My mother is reading it now (she LOVED The Forgotten Garden). She said it's not quite as good, but she's still enjoying it a lot. Tinkers ended up being a DNF for me - maybe a case of bad timing. I'll probably do a quick post on it sometime this week.

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  19. So sorry that you missed the book sale!! I know I would be awfully cranky if I had missed one of those! It's also gotten really hot down here this weekend, and I am not liking it one bit! I can totally see why you have been in a bad mood, and I hope things turn around for you soon!

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  20. I'm feeling a bit cranky, too. I had hoped to write three reviews this afternoon, but I got busy running errands with my hubby and have now spent the better part of the day catching up on all my favorite blogs (which I've sorely missed these past couple of weeks - just not enough time in the day to blog-hop!). And I still need to run the vacuum and finish the bathrooms. Sigh.

    Anyhow, you've got some good books on your list. I loved Every Last One and I hear that Postmistress and One Good Dog are both excellent. Yep, life is too short. Maybe I'll skip the vacuuming. ;)

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  21. I was trying to not take many books for review this months but...oops! So on my agenda this month are The Danish Girl by David Ebersoff, Let The Great World Spin, Queens of Palmyra, Dead End Gene Pool, On Folly Beach, Letter to my Daughter, Dismantled, and What I Thought I Knew. Yeah--I got a little carried away!

    I wish my library had books sales so often. Ours only has sales twice a year :(

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  22. My little local library's book sale is coming up in a few weeks, and I keep telling myself that I shouldn't go. I probably haven't even read half the books I bought there last year! I don't know if I'll be able to resist. Wish me luck! Enjoy your book sale!

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  23. Sorry you're feeling cranky. Maybe it's the unseasonable weird weather? I'm quite slothlike right now and that's not terribly like me either. :-P Hope you get glad again soon and this week is a lovely one for you.

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  24. My immediate reading agenda involves Let The Great World Spin (tour later this month), Legend of a Suicide (another tour this month), The Passage (Library Thing) and a few others. I've clearly gotten in over my head.

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  25. Isn't this heat something else????

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  26. Well, Stitches won't take you long :)

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  27. It's really hot here too and I sweat even without moving much. I hope you're enjoying weekend. :D

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