Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Salon - May 22

Happy Sunday, everyone! It's been a busy weekend for us, trailing a busy week, but we were so happy to be able to share in the celebration of my brother's youngest's graduation from high school. Congrats, Tigger! Part of the fun of any of these kinds of celebrations is getting to be with family and we're very lucky to get the chance to be with most of them again next weekend when my sister's youngest graduations as well. Looking forward to sharing that with her!

The drive there and back gave me a great chance to get some reading in which was a good thing because I couldn't put down Tom Franklin's "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter." For me, it's definitely worthy of all of the praise it's received.

Now it's on to Henry Kissinger's On China.  I've mentioned before that my dad used to teach current events classes and always had the news on every evening. Growing up in when I did, that meant that Henry Kissinger was a person that I heard a lot about. I'm not sure I'll agree with him (we have pretty different political viewpoints) but I do respect his experience and knowledge and I'm looking forward to his thoughts on a very power country.

Mercy arrived in my mailbox this past week. I've been really cutting way back on taking on books for the coming months but being of Danish descent, I couldn't pass up this one by Danish author, Jussi Adler-Olsen.

Think I'll be reading this one only when it's light out!

Timothy Schaffert, author of The Coffins of Little Hope has created a companion site for the book. As you may recall from my interview, part of the book revolves around a children's book series and this site is the site that the publisher of those books would have set up. The Coffins of Little Hope has now gone into it's second printing!

I've recently learned that Rainbow Rowell's Attachments is also available in audio form for those of you who also enjoy audio books. I'm also hoping to be able to post an interview with Rowell soon--we're trying to put that together!

What's on your agenda for the coming week? Do you have big plans for the holiday weekend?


  1. Congrats on your brothers graduation.

    I also enjoyed Crooked Letter,Crooked Letter/

    Have a great week Lisa.

  2. Glad you had a good weekend with family celebrating your nephew's graduation from High School with more next weekend. You look as if you have plenty of reading material for the next few weeks!
    (I've ordered some of the books you've recently reviewed from the library). Next Friday - a visit to the ballet - 'Cinderella' set in the 1940s - touring from a season in the West End in London.

  3. I am going to be reading Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter this week, and am so excited, as I have heard nothing but good things about it. I am happy to hear that you had a great time at your nephew's graduation as well! Here's to a great reading week ahead!

  4. Holiday weekend? Huh? ;)

    Can't wait to see what you thought of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. I've heard great things about it and I'm glad to see it really is moving above the hype. Think I'll let it cool before picking it up, but I look forward to it one day.

  5. Mercy looks great!!

    The weather here is still cool, which is very strange for So Cal. However, Memorial Day is not Memorial Day without a BBQ, so we are having friends over for a simple dinner. I say simple to convince myself but I always go way out with too much stuff.

    The Saturday night before we are invited to a friend's bday party. It's a family party and we are just close friends but the mother insisted that we attend and I am touched. So I promised I'd make her this special cake I make. It's delicious and I don't make it all that often so it will be really good.