May 31, 2009

The Sunday Salon: A Complete Myth

It was only four or five short weeks ago that I made the statement that since my work status had changed to unemployed/disabled I was going to have all this extra time for my reading and blogging.  WELL . . . I am here today to say I had no idea what I was talking about! 

In the month I've been off work I've had more things going on and have struggled to even find time to pick up a book, let alone keep up with my blog reading.  Sure, I scan the blogs, but that just isn't the same.  There are so many great books y'all have been reading that it'll take me some time to read your reviews, but I am determined to get to them.

The only productive blogging I did this past week was psoting my review of THE LAST BRIDGE by debut author Teri Coyne.  [Review here].  What an impressive debut! I love books that grab you on the first page and that one surely did!  The release date is July 28, so be sure to look out for that one.  

I was so exicted last Sunday when I found out I'd won A MOMENT BETWEEN by Nicole Baart from Dar at Peeking Between The Pages.  I'm not usually lucky at giveaways so I was thrilled to hear the news!  Thanks again Dar!  And Congrats to Anna at Diary of An Eccentric for winning the other copy! 

Here's another tidbit that I was excited about this week - Last month I read a glowing review of THE PRUDENT MARINER on Ti's blog Book Chatter and Other Stuff.  I was really interested in this southern fiction novel by Leslie Walker Williams but was disappointed when my local library didn't have a copy.  So I used the 'Request A Purchase' feature and entered all the info, not really thinking they'd run right out and buy it.  I WAS WRONG!!  Not only did they order it, but I'm first in line to read it!  See, I'm really not that hard to please!  I get so excited over the smallest things! My non-bookish friends would sayI'm such a a geek for getting excited over that, so I'm glad I have all of you to tell! Hey! I'm a book geek and I'm proud of it!  Can I get an 'Amen'!

This week kicks off TLC's blog tour of BEACH TRIP by Cathy Holton.  I'm reading it now and getting ready for my blog stop this Thursday, the 4th of June.  Please come back to read my review.  If you miss mine though, they'll be many more stops on the tour for you to catch up.   

I'm off now to grab another cup of coffee and hit the book!  Today I'm spending the day with four entertaining women who are enjoying a reunion on a small island off the coast of North Carolina where I can almost hear the waves crashing and smell the espresso martinis! Oh, how I wish I was there with them! 

Where are your books taking you today?


  1. Lisa, I am so glad that you will be reading The Prudent Mariner. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

    As for all your "free time"...I knew when you first made the declaration that it wouldn't happen. There is just so much to do around the house as it is and when you have any kind of free time, it seems to double. Why is that?

    Enjoy your beach trip. Those virtual expresso martinis sound really good.

    I am still reading Foreign Tongue and Prayers for Bobby. Prayers is a really depressing read so it's bogging me down.

  2. I know what you mean about doing more since you left work. I stopped working in September and I am definitely busier now than I was when I was working.

  3. Sounds like you are keeping busy!

  4. Well it sounds like you have definitely been keeping busy! I will be back for the blog tour of Beach Trip. I plan on reviewing that one in early July.

  5. Lisa, I work part time from home on disability and it's amazing how much time you don't end up having. lol.

    I hope you'll enjoy The Moment Between. I sure did. I'm going to be reading Beach Trip this month too for TLC. I can't wait. It sounds so good.

    Have a great week!

  6. I can't wait to see what you think of Beach Trip - I'm doing that tour too.


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