Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Salon - March 4


Happy sunny Sunday! Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I've been battling a case of the blues for about a week; I haven't had much gumption for anything...so I've been reading a lot. That's the silver lining to the cloud, I guess.


Last year, in an effort to work through some of the many mysteries and thrillers that my parents have passed along, I designated March as my month to read mysteries. I've been planning on doing that again this year and was excited when Trish (Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity) asked if I was participating in "March Mystery Madness" with Reading Thru The Night. I wasn't, but I am now!

I joined in with a discussion today with BookBelle and Suko about Friends Like Us. Author Lauren Fox is also involved in the conversation. When I was offered this book, I was expecting a nice fluffy book to clear my brain for the heavier reads I had planned. There was some fluff here, to be sure; I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of depth in the book as well. My review of this book will be posted this week.

It's been an excellent week for reading here at Lit and Life. I finished two books and got my 6 chapters read of Bleak House. A couple of weeks ago, before I remembered that I needed to read Friends Like Us for a discussion and when I still thought I could balance three books at a time, I started R. L. Prendergast's Dinner With Lisa. This week I'll finish that up so I can post my review on Friday. Then I'm finally going to be reading my first Maisie Dobbs mystery which I'll be reviewing next week. What are you reading this week?

12 comments:

  1. I've been having an off week too...but I think I'm starting to shake it off. The blue sky I see outside my window today is helping.

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  2. See, and I can't concentrate enough to read when I am feeling a bit blue -- weird how it affects people differently. Hope this week is better.

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  3. My reading week was very good though I could do very little posts due to no internet! Bleak House is also on my radar.

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  4. I have been off too, not liking what I'm reading... wanting to put books down. Sounds like you had a great discussion.

    BTW... I gave Attachments an almost DNF (I skimmed the second half). Did you like this one? I didn't care much for the women, liked the guy character though.

    Have a great week!

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  5. I hope the blues go away...but not the reading mojo you've got going on!

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  6. Funny you should ask! (what am I reading?) because I'm not sure... I have a few on the back burner and one hot that I'm wondering if I should slow down.

    Have a happy upbeat week better than the last? :)

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  7. I hope those blues are on the way out. I get that way too and it drives me crazy. On the plus side at least it hasn't affected your reading. I just finished The King's Agent which I liked and I'll be starting The Turning of Anne Merrick later today.

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  8. I think that March Mysteries is just the thing to blow those blues away. But really--hope that things start looking up soon.

    Yay!!!!!! :) (just spreading cheer).

    Oh--and will you be posting thoughts on In the Garden of Beasts this week? I'm further than I thought--should finish on my way home.

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  9. Both Mouse and I are in the throes of another cold. I didn't touch my book this weekend, but got in a little reading today while I waited to see the dentist.

    I love the idea of a month devoted to mysteries. If I wasn't in the middle of a rather big nonfiction book right now, I'd jump on the bandwagon!

    I hope you have a great week!

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  10. Hope this is a better week, Lisa. The audio version of the first Maisie Dobbs was great, but I've been avoiding the second since it has a different reader. I'm in for March Mystery Madness (just picked up my first ever Agatha Christie), maybe I'll read the second Maisie installment.

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  11. Hope you have given those blues a good kick. I can't read much when I am feeling blue. The only thing that seems to work is sleep and mindless TV. I like to watch Hoarders when I am blue because I nearly ALWAYS feel better after seeing how much worse other people are.

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  12. I'm hoping that this week has been going better for you! I've been surprised how much I'm enjoying Bleak House!

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