Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Salon: a few new books

Whew! Book Blogger Appreciation Week is over and what a busy week it was! I found lots of great new-to-me blogs and it was rather impressive to see just how big the book blogging community really is! Thanks again Amy!

I didn't get much read this past week, so I'm not quite done Perfume yet. I'm enjoying it, just too little time spent reading lately (and too much time reading blogs, cooking dinner, teaching...). But I did finally post my review of Sisters of Misery, which you can read here, and I did get a few books in mail this week.

The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari.
On Reading by André Kertész. B&W photos of people reading around the world. The pictures are very fun. I'll try to post some, some time soon.
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen. I've read a couple good reviews of this one over at the Graphic Novel Challenge blog, and now that I've seen it for myself, the art is indeed fantastic! I think this'll make a good break from other reading during the Read-a-thon.
Written in Blood by Sheila Lowe. A review copy. It's a mystery and like the main character, the author is also a handwriting expert. It sounds like it might be fun.

Even though I'm not yet finished reading Perfume yet, I'm planning to start The Translator tonight. I'm reading it as part of Natasha's Reading and Blogging for Darfur project so I want to make sure I get it read and reviewed by the end of the month. Hard to believe that September will soon be over!

Next up, I'll announce the winner of my giveaway, so stay tuned! But in the meantime, tell Michele at A Reader's Respite the most memorable book you've read, and you'll have a chance to win a copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows.
Have a great week!


  1. I hope you will find The Translator as moving as I did. It's a very powerful book. Written in Blood does sound good. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it once you've read it.

    Enjoy the week, Nat! As soon as I finish up at the computer, I am going to settle in and read a bit. It's time to return to Hong Kong.

  2. It is hard to believe September is almost over, isn't it? But it looks like you've gotten quite a lot of reading in this month. I like how you highlight others in your post as well. I try to do that with mine also as much as I can.

  3. Hope you enjoy The Translator and Mouseguard! I really loved both of them. The illustrations in Mouseguard are amazing!

  4. Wendy- I have a feeling I will. I've only read a couple of chapters but it's already pretty eye-opening.

    justareadingfool- I really don't know where the time goes! And thanks. You always do a great job linking to others in your posts!

    Chris- When they arrived, I flipped through Mouse Guard right away and the illustrations really are amazing! I'm looking forward to reading it.

  5. I'm jotting down the Written in Blood title!

    I really want to read something for Natasha's project but I am so behind that I just don't think I'll be able to get a book in - I want to read Not on our Watch - I think that's the title. I also want to read The Translator but well, time! I need some of that :)

  6. Iliana- The Translator is a fairly slim book, you might be able to squeeze it in. :)
    But yes, I know what you mean, I'm in desperate need of more time lately!


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