Mar 8, 2009

The Sunday Salon: Springing Ahead

Hello fellow Saloners! I'm getting a bit of a late start with my post today, but it seems to be the pattern of this past week. Simply put, there's just not enough time in a day to do all the things I need to do. It's very easy to get overwhelmed, but I won't go into all of that! I'll spare you, so just be thankful! I think now with the time change, it'll work in my favor. I'm more active when its light outside. When it's dark, my body thinks it's time for sleep!

I did manage to accomplish a few things this week. I posted my thoughts on Truman Capote's IN COLD BLOOD, the book that really got under my skin. It is an amazing book and if you haven't read it, I encourage you to do so. You can read my thoughts here.

I also finished reading THE TRIUMPH OF DEBORAH and will post that review in a day or so. Like I mentioned earlier, time just wasn't on my side this week and even though I did manage to finish writing my review for this book, I don't want to rush into posting it. So, sorry for the delay. I know many of you commented to me that you're looking forward to the review, but I want to make sure I do it justice. I hoping this week will allow me more uninterrupted time to complete what I feel will be a good review.

I participated in Musing Mondays, hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page and her musing was about reading habits. More specifically, skimming or skipping whole chapters. It sparked a lot of conversation and interesting comments.

MizB asked 'What's the best book you've never read?' on Booking Through Thursday. Wow, just when I thought I'd make a dent in my TBR pile, this comes along and I'm reminded of so many great books out there that I need to read! I really enojoyed reading every one's answers and remembering books that I had almost forgotten about. A few that I kept seeing mentioned were THE BOOK THIEF and THE POISONWOOD BIBLE and of course, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, which was on my list as well. Now I need to re-examine the order of my TBR pile.

I only received one new book this week to review. It's in the Christian Fiction genre and it's called SAINTS IN LIMBO, which I think is a great title. It's set to be released in May. I'd like to thank the author, River Jordan for sending me this advanced copy. You can read a bit about the book here.

That's about it for last week. As for the rest of today, I'm planning on relaxing and curling up with JANE EYRE. The trouble I have with reading two (or more) books at a time is that it bothers me when one gets ignored for a day or two. I've been reading this book for THREE WEEKS!! That's crazy!! However, I have read several other books at the same time, but I'm realizing I don't like doing that. I like focusing on one book at a time. I feel like I'm neglecting Jane, so today, I'm all hers!!

What are you reding today? Are you cheating on one book in order to read another?


  1. Loved The Triumph of Deborah. I reviewed it, myself.

    The daylight savings thing I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT until I read J. Kaye's blog last night.


  2. I hate to read more than one book at once and right now I am reading four of them, if you can believe it. I sometimes wonder if it even saves any time. I feel overwhelmed by review obligations right now but as soon as I catch-up I am going to rethink my schedule a bit.

  3. I've been meaning to read Jane Eyre for awhile now. I just haven't taken the time to read it yet. You should definitely give The Book Thief a try as that is one of my all-time favorite books.

  4. I like that - cheating on one book to read another. Ha! I feel that way when I am writing a new story and ignoring another one. I'll be eager to read your thoughts on Saints In Limbo. I met the author last month and she did a short reading from the book that got me intrigued.

  5. In Cold Blood scares me..I haven't read true crime in a long time. I am anxiously waiting for your reive of The Triumph of Deborah, I haven't heard of this book so I will be learning about it first hand from you! Jane that is a book that requires a re-reading from my end! Hope you got a lot of reading done today!!

  6. Sheri: I read your review of Deborah and it was great. I'll link yours to mine!

    Ti - I will be going back to reading one at a time myself.

    Samantha - I will definitely by reading The Book Thief this year!

    Karen - I'm very anxious to read Saints In Limbo, but the publicist has asked me to hold off until May to post my review. I believe it will be a most interesting read.

    Staci - Yes, In Cold Blood can be quite daunting because it really happened. This is my first reading of Jane Eyre and like you, I will be reading it again one day.

  7. I can't keep up with the plot of 2 different books at the same time.

  8. The time change is something I don't like. I actually function pretty well at night so I don't mind it but I do like having the light longer. It would make more of a difference to me if we could get rid of our snow already too. lol.


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