2009: The Sunday Salon and Mailbox Monday – March 2, 2009
Two great tastes that taste great together!
Since I had a snow day today (see: my back deck), Iâ€™ve been trying to be productive. This here blog has been kinda quiet this week, so Iâ€™m combining my Sunday Salon and Mailbox Monday posts into one giant extravaganza!
Can you believe itâ€™s March already? February was a great reading month for me. I finished and reviewed:
- 2009: #24 – The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (Dinaw Mengestu)
- 2009: #23 – An Ice Cold Grave (Charlaine Harris)
- 2009: #22 – Dead to the World (Charlaine Harris)
- 2009: #21 – Summer Knight (Jim Butcher)
- 2009: #20 – The Prey (Allison Brennan)
- 2009: #19 – Undead and Unemployed (MaryJanice Davidson)
- 2009: #18 – China Lake (Meg Gardiner)
- 2009: #17 – Kiss of the Night (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
- 2009: #16 – Full Speed (Janet Evanovich)
- 2009: #15 – College Girl (Patricia Weitz)
- 2009: #14 – A Fistful of Charms (Kim Harrison)
- 2009: #13 – Upbound (Peter Hassebroek)
12 books is pretty prolific for me, especially for a short month. Unfortunately, a fair number of these were decidedly â€œblehâ€, but there were some jewels in there. A Fistful of Charms, of course. I absolutely love that series. China Lake was also pretty great. The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears was the book I read for my book group this month, and have I mentioned how great my book group is? This was only my second meeting, but Iâ€™m increasingly impressed with the quality of the discussion. We have a really diverse, intelligent group!
Right now Iâ€™m working my way through 3 books that arenâ€™t particularly quick reads, hence the blog silence. Iâ€™m reading Soul Catcher by Michael White, and while itâ€™s good so far, I havenâ€™t been carving out much time at home to read so itâ€™s taking me some time. The ebook Iâ€™m reading is In The Woods by Tana French. This has been really great. The Irish setting is something new for me, and I really dig the relationship between the two main characters, Rob and Cassie. Finally, Iâ€™m listening to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. This was a really slow starter, but Iâ€™m finally starting to get into it. Iâ€™m not quite halfway through.
I received three books in my mailbox this week:
All three came via PaperBackSwap. Iâ€™m really looking forward to Pretty Little Mistakes, which is basically a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book for adults. I probably wonâ€™t read it in one chunk, but will work through it a bit at a time.
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3 thoughts on “2009: The Sunday Salon and Mailbox Monday – March 2, 2009”
It looks like we got almost as much snow as you did. Ours isn’t all gone yet, which it major for us.
I’m interested to see what you think of Pretty Little Mistakes. I reviewed it if you want to see my thoughts. It drove me batty that the choices were so narrow and the characters always ended up using meth, sleeping with strangers, and dying young. I swear, it wasn’t me, it was the book lol
I was shooting for 12 last month, too, but I only finished 8. I hope March is as good to you. Happy reading!