Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Sunday Salon

The Sunday

Good Sunday Morning and Happy Memorial Day weekend to my fellow US readers. This past week I finished The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton and loved it! I will have a review up shortly.

Last night I started Black Wave by John and Jean Silverwood. This is an ER book that I received from Librarything. It is a true story based on the Silverwood's adventure at sea. I am only 50 pages into this and really don't know how I feel about it yet. John and Jean Silverwood had spent their youth around the sea and always knew they wanted to go back to it. One day, they packed up their four kids, who thought they were crazy, and set sail across the world. This is the story of what happened one fateful night that changed their lives forever.

Also on the agenda this week:

The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman (ARC)
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (Bookclub)
Songs for the Missing by Stuart O'Nan (Barnes and Noble First Look club)
Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs (Sent by the publisher)

And of course, Middlemarch by George Eliot which is taking me forever to get through. I am only reading about 20 pages at a time so at this rate I will have it finished in August!

Today I will have the house to myself since my husband is golfing, yay! In between laundry, I will hopefully be making a dent in my ever growing tbr pile and writing a few reviews.

Have a great day reading!


naida said...

I have The Wednesday Sisters on my TBR pile, looking forward to your review :0)

Irish said...

Middlemarch is taking me a while you won't be the only one finishing in August. =)

Anonymous said...

Let me know what you think of The Tea Rose. I've read that and have The Winter Rose.

You won a couple of books from my contest! Please send me you address and I'll send them on your way!

Chelsie said...

I really want to read The Tea Rose... I've read A Northern Light by Donnelly and I'm curious about her other work...

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Thanks Naida!

Irish - I am so glad to hear I am not the only one. I feel terrible that I am not participating in the group read discussion.

Literatehousewife - thank you! I just sent an e-mail. I was on your blog and just saw the post. I don't know how I missed it.

Chelsie - so far everyone that I have talked to in my bookclub loves the book. I'll let you know when I am finished.

Chelsie said...

No, I'm not from Chicago, but I am originally from Illinois and a huge Bears fan =D

Anonymous said...

I have Middlemarch on my list of books TBR as part of a Classic Book Challenge I joined. Now I'm beginning to wonder, after all these comments. :) Thanks for making me think I may have picked the wrong book.

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Justareadingfool- I was with everyone else calling it Muddlemarch until I got to the end of Part I. I am now enjoying it but have had other books that I had to move up so Middlemarch was put on the back burner. I would stick with it. There is actually a group discussion of Middlemarch on Library Thing if you are interested. Good luck!

Kerrie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It is interesting looking at other people's blogs.

Anonymous said...

If you can get through it, Middlemarch really is amazing :)

tapestry100 said...

I finished The Wednesday Sisters on Sunday evening, and really enjoyed it. So far, as far as I can tell just about everyone that has read it has enjoyed it.

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Tapestry - I agree, every review I have read has been positive. I sent the author a message saying my review was up and she linked it back to her website. She seems like such a nice person so I am really happy for her success.

Wendy said...

Looks like you and I are trolling the same ARC resources *laughs*

I just finished Songs for the Missing - a five star book for me.

In my pile TBR is:
Wednesday Sisters
Black Wave
and Comfort Food

I'll look forward to reading your thoughts on these!

Jill said...

I just read The Wednesday Sisters, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!