Jun 1, 2008

The Sunday Salon: Rough Week

Hello Sunday Saloners! Its been one of those crazy weeks for me. As I mentioned last month I adopted a kitten (Jax) and he now rules my life! But I don't mind. I made the big decision to have him de-clawed this past week and its killing me!! I feel horrible about it. He came home from the kitty hospital yesterday and I've been loving on him ever since. (You guessed right, I don't have children) He seems to be doing better than me, thankfully. But even with the anxiety, I did have an eventful book week...

Since finishing THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN last week,(click here for review), I picked up THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion that I'd started a while ago and decided to finish for once and for all. Looking back, I'd change that decision if I could. Explanation here. I got a package mid-week of ARC's and included was JUST WHO WILL YOU BE? by Maria Shriver. What an inspirational little book! Click here to read my thoughts on the book. While I wait for the rest of the ARC's to arrive, I am reading A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. I have been looking at this book on my table for so long and finally am getting the chance to read it. I just know its going to be fabulous! I was surprised to see that Meg Waite Clayton, author of the upcoming THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS had visited my blog and left a nice comment. At first, I didn't realize who it was! Then I said, 'Whoa!" I'm really looking forward to reading her book when it comes out. Its actually listed on my blog as my top TBR! I didn't get an advanced copy to review, but I'll make sure I get mine from the bookstore as soon as it becomes available!

Well its time to give Jax his antibiotic, so I'll say good-bye and happy reading! See you next Sunday at the Salon!

I've added a pic of my Jax


  1. Hi Lisa, just flicking through the Sunday Salon roll call because I've missed a few weeks and landed on yours. I got sucked into this straight away - and your reviews...so honest and direct. Even though you didn't like Year of Magical Thinking it makes me want to read it - just to see if I agree or not!

  2. I had similar thoughts and not sure if I would have liked them but could respoece her Joan Dideon

  3. And I hope you and Jax recover from the de-clawing soon! Do you have a photo?

  4. Hello Clare! Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. I've added a picture of Jax so ya'll can see how sweet he is!

    John - Thanks for your comment. I read your review on MAGICAL THINKING and posted on your blog. Nice job.

  5. Thanks for posting the picture. Such wonderfully luminescent eyes! Quite mesmerising, and yes VERY sweet indeed.

  6. Hi Lisa, thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you have a good week.Love the pic of kitty.

  7. Hey B&C and hello there Jax! I wanted to let you know I've tagged you for a meme over at http://planetbooks.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/favorite-music-meme/

    I hope you'll play!


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