Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Salon - May 15

It's going to be a busy week at my house. I've got two books to get reviews done for, a book club meeting and an online book club, and oh so much to get done to prep the house for Mini-me's high school graduation. I can't for the life of me figure out how I managed to plan things so that I had four books that needed to be finished in the same week so close to the big event!

I did find some fun bookish things to share with your this week. This clip from YouTube is making the rounds but if you haven't already seen it, do take a few minutes to watch!

From Abe's Books comes a list of books that make us angry--sometimes in a good way, sometimes in not. The 25 books listed include "We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families," "The Pilot's Wife," and "To Kill A Mockingbird."

The organizers of the Book Blogger Convention have put together a terrific auction to raise funds to benefit First Books. Items up for bid include a $100 Powell's gift card, a signed ARC of Sarah Blake's The Postmistress and, for those attending the convention, a literary lunch with Unbridled Books authors Masha Hamilton and Emily St. John Mandel. Oh, yeah--and a Kindle! You may have noticed how much I love Unbridled Books--makes me wish that much more that I was going to Book Blogger Convention!


  1. Wish I could be at the Book Blogers convention. What fun! Oh, well....

  2. Are you going to BEA and the bloger convention? I'm so jealous!

  3. Sounds like you've got a busy week planned, Lisa! Good luck getting everything done. I'm sure you'll manage though. :-)

    The Book Blogger Convention does sound like it will be fun. I wish I could go too.

    I hope you have a good week, Lisa!

  4. I loved that video!! It was totally awesome!! I also hope that you have a great time at the convention!

  5. Haha, that video is awesome! I saw it a while ago when someone linked it to facebook. :))

  6. LOL that video is too funny!!!

    I read "We Wish To Inform You...." by Gourevitch, it was really interesting and really, really sad.

  7. I couldn't resist putting this video on my blog, Great find! :)

  8. Good to see an appearance from Ann Bronte, she's always getting the shaft (but is clearly a key member of the Brontesaurus haha)!

    And though it may have been an abrupt transition, that was a great list of anger-inducing books. I thought the author's original premise--books that should have been great but weren't, thus making him mad--would also have been interesting.