Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sunday Salon:books. reviews. GIVEAWAYS.

The Sunday

Happy sUnDAy SaLoN to you all!!

Okay, so first off I am having two giveaways right now, that you should enter :) One is for The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff and the other for Matrimony the novel by Joshua Henkin (Joshua is who graciously is sending the book out....but not without his siggie!!!! Joshua Henkin has to be the best book promoter in the universe!!)

Since the last time I stopped in to chat, I have read and reviewed some great reads. Here are the links to my reviews:

Run by Ann Patchett
The River, By Moonlight Camille Marchetta
Eating for Energy by Yuri Elkaim
The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel C. Beard
From A Distance by Tamara Alexander
Surviving Ben's Suicide by C.Comfort Shields
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer
and Annie Barrows
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Deep in the Heart of Trouble byDeeanne Gist

Oh, and one that try as I promise I did I could not read one more page of its horror:

here is my non-review: What's wrong with me, help!?

I have also just finished The Inheritance of Loss, and am currently finishing up What if...? by Steve Lee. I'll be writing these up soon.

That is all for me, happy sunday folks!!! Enjoy the beginning of fall!


gautami tripathy said...

I bought the Kiran Desai book even before she won the award. Can you believe it, I have not got around reading it as yet!

Now I ask you, what is wrong with me?


Interesting blogs, links and books

katrina said...

What did you the of the Desai? I was disappointed personally, the first few pages were gorgeously written, then I just felt she was trying hard to be clever. There were some great sections but not enough

N.Vasillis said...

I have The Glass Castle on my bookshelf right now.Soon I will get around to reading it.

But maybe I won't read The Gargoyle now.

Please enter me in the giveaway for Matrimony.

Happy Sunday!

literatehousewife said...

You did the right thing about The Gargoyle. If it wasn't for you, it wasn't. There's no reason to force yourself to read something. I've had a copy of The Inheritance of Loss now for a year, but I've not been able to get to it. Desai graduated from Hollins University, where I got my Master's Degree. I'll be reading it for my Book Awards Challenge this year, though. I can't wait to read your review.

beastmomma said...

I am so impressed (again) with how fast you read and how wonderful your reviews are; I am still plodding through the same book for three weeks.