Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday Salon: transition

Another week gone by, where does the time go? I still haven't written a review of The Road which I finished last Sunday. I've been putting it off because I'm not sure what to say about it to do it justice. I did pick up Surfacing by Atwood next and while it hasn't completely grabbed me, I'm almost done and should finish it in bed tonight.
For the last few weeks Sunday seems to be my book transition day. The day of finishing one book and starting a new one. It'll be nice to check another challenge book off the list but I'm looking forward to moving on from Surfacing and I think I'm in the mood for something lighter after all the darkness I've been reading about lately. So I've decided to go with Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear. I read the first Maisie Dobbs book last year and look forward to this second in the series.
Otherwise the only bookish thing I've done this weekend is moving a couple of bookshelves to a different room. This involves taking all the books off, moving the shelves, and putting all the books back on, but since these are the 'reference shelves' it's not quite as fun as fondling my fiction books. In fact with a shelf full of Japanese study material staring at me it only makes me feel a bit guilty, again, for not studying Japanese very enthusiastically. I always mean to study more but never seem to get around to it. Ah well.
It's getting late and the books are calling so I hope you all have a great week!


  1. Hi, This week has also gone by to fast for me. I finished CAT'S EYE yesterday night, I like the book a lot, will have to think about what to write, I know it is her most autobiographical novel so i will check the net to see which parts are probably close to the truth.

    I have been reading rather serious books lately so i do not know what to read next, I have more serious books from the library :p and one scary one THE DUMB HOUSE by John Burnside, maybe I'll read this one. It is short. Ever heard of this author? Again he is super popular in France.

    I have to write my Sunday Salon, am slow all week.

    Have a nice week tanabata

  2. It seems as if my Sundays are often like that too, Tanabata. I finish one book and begin another.

    I hope you have a good week.

  3. I really enjoyed the first Winspear book and I know have the second and third somewhere on my shelves. Like you I'm beginning to feel the need for something a bit lighter. I've promised myself an Easter weekend of detective fiction. A dose of Maisie Dobbs would fit the bill quite nicely.

  4. I really enjoyed all the Maisie Dobbs novels, so I hope you like that one, too! It's always a shame when the reading you're doing is good but not great. Hopefully the next book will really grab you!

  5. I tried twice to pick up Cat's Eye by Atwood...the book I should have been reading this week to follow along with my challenges, but I opted for silly chick-lit instead. I think my mind needed a rest.

    Way to go with your reading, sounds like you are keeping up!!

  6. by the way...I am HORRIBLE at your hangman game!! I was thinking of putting one on my page but decided not to for my self esteem!!!hahah!

  7. I have read The Road and liked it very much. My policy is to write a review as as I finish a book. That way my impressions stay so fresh!

    I am trying to read The Blind Assassin but it is such a huge book and seems never-ending!

    Here is my Sunday Salon post!

  8. Madeleine- I'm glad you enjoyed Cat's Eye. Surfacing was just ok. I haven't heard of John Burnside but then I don't usually read scary.

    Literary Feline- It's just seemed to work out that way the last few weeks. Hope you have a good week too.

    Table Talk- I read a couple chapters this morning of Birds of a Feather and it's just what I needed, a break from the dark topics.

    Litlove- I haven't read too much yet but so far Birds of a Feather fits my mood perfectly.

    Bethany- I am keeping up reasonably well with my challenges, so far anyway. I've actually been thinking of reading a quick chicklit too sometime soon. It's been a while and I'm in the mood for a love story.
    LOL about the hangman game! I don't play it every day but when I do I have good days and bad days with it. :P

    gautami tripathy- I usually do write up the review when I finish the book but this past week has been busy and I just haven't figured out what to say about it. I should do it soon though.
    I wasn't too crazy about The Blind Assassin so good luck with it. Sometimes I like Atwood, but sometimes not.

  9. I know what you mean about writing a review for The Road. I had a tough time putting my thoughts into words for this book, too. I'll be interested to see what you come up with!

  10. I'm with you when it comes to being in the mood for something light. I've been reading far too many dark/heavy/dense books lately.

  11. Les- Oh no, the pressure! :P

    Nymeth- Reading a cozy mystery is just what I needed. :)


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