Mar 1, 2009

The Sunday Salon: A Recap and an Award!

With the weather turning a bit cooler today and rain in the air, it's going to be a perfect day to stay inside with a book. That's what I intend to do. I've been reading JANE EYRE along with a friend from work and I'm enjoying getting to know Mr. Rochester and Jane herself. This is my first reading of this book, although I have seen a film version. However, there is no substitue for reading Ms. Bronte's words. Since I am reading two books at once, I keep JANE EYRE on my nightstand for bedtime reading. I enjoy ending my day with this wonderful book.

The other book I'm reading this week is THE TRIUMPH OF DEBORAH by Eva Etzioni-Halevy. The book was released this week, and I've read several positve reviews already. I only started reading it yesterday, but I was quickly drawn into the story and its characters. This surprised me as I've never read Biblical Fiction before.

Last week was a very productive book week for me. At the beginning of the week, I finished reading IN COLD BLOOD by Truman Capote. I'll have my thoughts on that book this week. I posted a review of MURDER MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH by Nancy Martin on Friday. You can read that review here. I also participated in some weekly events:

New books I received this week were:

One of the most exciting things that happened was I was honored with an award from Kaye at Pudgy Penguin Perusals!
This award is given to either newbie blogs or blogs that are new to you. I'm so glad Kaye found my blog and I found hers! Thank you so much Kaye! Now I get to pass this award on to 5 other bloggers who are new to me. And they are:

If any of these blogs are new to you, please take the time to go visit them. Congratulations Girls!
Well, that's it for me! Now I'm off to go read my book for a bit then catch up on my blog reading. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!


  1. Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your kind words about my friend Barbara. It really helps to have someone as kind and caring as yourself be there and reach out as you did. It is much appreciated.
    That short tribute did not even begin to do justice to her. What does your Mom call her potato recipe?

  2. Enjoy reading Jane Eyre, its on my TBR mountain. Sounds like you had a good blogging week, I like participating in memes too.
    And congrats on the award :o)
    Enjoy your Sunday.

  3. Lisa, I loved Deborah. My first biblical fiction, too!


  4. I've never read Jane Eyre but plan on reading it. Maybe I'll use it for one of my selections for the classics challenge. Congrats on the award!

  5. Lisa, can you believe I haven't read Jane Erye. I really need to. I loved In Cold Blood. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on it. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Aw - how sweet! Thank you very much for the award. And congratulations on you winning it as well. Enjoy Jane Eyre, I just read it for the first time last year.

    Thanks Again


  7. Lisa - Thank you so much for the award and congrats to you on getting it as well!

  8. I loved The Triumph of Deborah. I've got Jane Eyre coming up for my Classics Challenge and I'm anxious to read it. Not sure if it'll be the first one I read or not but either way I'm excited. I'll be watching for your review.

  9. Lisa,
    Thanks so much for the award!! I enjoyed reading your recap for the week. You've inspired me to read a classic at bedtime too!! What a clever way to sneak in another book!! I think I will use this time to read Gone With the Wind. I'm reading it with Matt from A Guy's Moleskine Notebook. Reading along with someone else is always enjoyable!!!

  10. Congrats on your award Lisa, and thank you for passing it on to me! I also really enjoyed The Triumph of Deborah. I can't wait to see your final thoughts when you are done with it.

  11. Congrats on the well-deserved award! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on The Triumph of Deborah as it's in my TBR pile.

    Diary of an Eccentric


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