Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf From Before I Started Blogging That I STILL Haven't Read Yet and Yet I Can't Bring Myself to Give Away
Yes, the whole thing is ridiculous. These are books that have sat on my shelves for over eight years, but I can't bring myself to read or, worse, give away. I keep thinking I will read them. Someday.
Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
Thoughts: This is a tiny book. It was recommended highly. What am I waiting for?
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
Thoughts: I am wild about Olive Kitteridge. I saw Strout speak in Houston. What am I waiting for?
The Eight by Katherine Neville
Thoughts: I've been told this book is similar to The Secret History, which I loved. What am I waiting for?
Collected Stories by Carol Shields
Thoughts: I've read everything else by Carol Shields. Except this book. What am I waiting for?
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Thoughts: "It's my favorite story ever." People have told me this, over and over. What am I waiting for?
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Thoughts: You've read this one, haven't you? I know you have. Everyone has. Except me. What am I waiting for?
Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
Thoughts: Kawabata won the Nobel Prize. What am I waiting for?
A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor
Thoughts: I've seen this on zillions of Favorite Book lists. What am I waiting for?
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
Thoughts: A huge hit that's science fiction. And I haven't read real science fiction in eons. What am I waiting for?
The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen Harrigan
Thoughts: Loved Harrigan's Remember Ben Clayton. Saw Harrigan speak in Houston. What am I waiting for???
On the positive side, I am down to three small stacks of books in my TBR....Well, three small stacks of books plus the 88 pounds of books I dragged home from BookExpo!
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Sunday, August 21, 2016
I've been tagged by Anne at My Head is Full of Books to complete The Happiness Tag. Thank you very much, Anne!
1. List 5 things that make you happy.
2. List 5 songs that make you happy.
3. List 5 bloggers that make you happy and let them know that they have been nominated.
So here goes...
5 Things That Make Me Happy
Paris, Chicago, and Other Travels
People I Love and People I Like
Walking and Swimming and Doing Yoga
5 Songs That Make Me Happy
This is quite easy. I have actually made myself a mix tape of songs that make me happy.
What have you been reading lately? Can you share any recommendations?
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.
It is now being hosted here.
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.