So this is the first time I have posted a Sunday Salon, mostly because until now I have stuck to pretty much only posting book reviews. But I’m just having too much fun in the book-related blogosphere not to put a little bit of my personality and life out there.
So on Friday night I went to the Notting Hill Book Exchange and bought lots and lots of books. But I couldn’t start reading any of them straight away because I had to read this first:
Sleeping Naked is Green, by Vanessa Farquharson. I Angel-mooched this for someone and when it turned up it looked a bit too much fun to pass along straight away! So I had to hurry up and read it quickly! It was so delightful that I finished it Saturday afternoon (does 1pm still count as morning if you didn’t get up till midday?) and a review is scheduled for Wednesday.
This week I have finished Gods Behaving Badly, by Marie Phillips, which was lots of fun, and Clive Cussler’s The Navigator, which was pretty much what I expected, but great for whiling away time on the Tube (550 pages of adventure and chasing down treasure and bad guys). I also finally got around to reviewing Frances Fyfield’s Perfectly Good and Pure (both PGAP and Navigator have reviews scheduled this week) – I struggled to write about this straight away because I needed to let it all sift around in my head for a bit. Usually I try to write a review within 24 hours so I can get on with the next book.
Next on the reading list? Well I have to pick up Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale again, which I put down because I was by myself last week and I got tired of being spooked by the “ghosts” in the book. I also have 2 review copies to read and review (Amanda Sington-Williams’ The Eloquence of Desire and Luis Sepulveda’s The Shadow of What We Were). However, as part of the “Clear the Shelves” challenge that I’m participating in on LibraryThing, I have a feeling I might be reaching for some murder mysteries.