Sunday Salon ~ January 25th, 2009

Where did last week go?  It was a four day work week for Hubby and I stayed up till 3am on Wednesday morning watching President Obama’s Inauguration but I still don’t know where the week went.  I finished reading Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife and reviewed it HERE the other day.  Earlier this week I received a brand new copy of Alyson Noel’s upcoming release, Evermore, from her publicist and am enjoying it so far.  (Thanks Alyson & Katy!!)  It’s YA Fiction and will probably be enjoyed by fans of the Twilight series.  Though I don’t think it’s vampires (I haven’t discovered the secret of some characters yet) it does deal with psychic powers, reading auras and teen crushes/lust/love. 

I finally recieved my Amazon book order yesterday and will be reading Janice Y. K. Lee’s new book, The Piano Teacher, as soon as I finish Evermore.  I had also ordered a copy of The Wizard of Oz for a dear young friend of mine here in Okinawa.  M is a huge reader and had been wanting to read The Wizard of Oz since before Christmas so I ordered the Illustrated Junior Edition of the book and gave it to her yesterday.  It filled me with so much joy when I saw the smile spread across her face and when she gave me a huge hug.  I love this kid and she really is wonderful.  I hope you love The Wizard of Oz and remember, “there’s no place like home” M!

Did you have a quick week too? What did you read?  Do you have any books that you know will be coming out soon that you are really interested in reading?  What are some of your favorite books for ten/eleven year olds? 

5 thoughts on “Sunday Salon ~ January 25th, 2009

  1. Great review of American Wife. I have stayed away from that one because I am not sure that I can place the similarities between Laura Bush and the protagonist far enough outside my head to enjoy it. Maybe sometime….

  2. I have given up on everything current and contemporary just because of general moodiness. The Forever War was beautifully written, but I just wasn’t in the mood to read so much depressing material. Sea of Poppies started out strong with the characters and their poppies, but I gave up when they went out to sea…just wasn’t in the mood for all that ocean chit-chat.

  3. I am still reading The Terror by Dan Simmons. I really like it. It’s about a monster in the arctic that is terrorizing two ships that are literally frozen into place. It’s very well written but over 700 pages long. It’s taking me awhile even though it is a page-turner.

  4. This week did seem to go by fast, didn’t it? It was actually a slow reading week for me, but I hope to make up for it this next week. I can’t believe January is almost over. I have heard great things about The Piano Teacher. I hope you will enjoy it.

    Have a great week!

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