Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday Salon- I'm Back!!


Good afternoon all of my fellow bloggers- I hope that you have all been well! I haven't been able to do a salon post for awhile but am excited to be back. Let's get to what I've been reading first. I'm currently reading Sisters Of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall which was sent to me awhile back. It is a YA novel surrounding a group of young girls. It looks like there are some paranormal elements to it but I'm not very far in yet so I'll have to let you know. But the blurb on the back makes it sound amazing so I'm excited to read it. I just recenly finished reading 1st To Die by James Patterson. I'll have a review posted in the next day or two. I'm having trouble rating it as I was kinda detached from this book for most of the story. I'm gonna have to mull it over and decide. I've also read and reviewed Reunion In Death and Gods In Alabama both of which I enjoyed.

In other news, my oldest started kindergarten. I would swear that I blinked my eyes and he turned 5. I keep asking myself how this happened but he is loving it and doing well. Plus he is really excited about learning how to read which is exciting for me :) And his sister has decided to not be out done and has taken her first steps. Needless to say there have been a lot of tears (from me of course) as I see my two babies grow. I also recently joined Shelfari and am joining probably too many groups on there but oh well. I've been seeing people playing book tag though and decided to join in myself. The tag for the month of September is dragons so I picked up a Katie MacAlister book for this. I'm excited about it and thinking that it will be up next. Now I'm off to see what all of you have been reading while I've been gone...or maybe just this week :)
P.S.- I forgot to add that Maw Books is hosting a reading and blogging campaign for Darfur that I am going to be participating in. I urge you all to go and check out her blog...maybe it is something that you would like to join in with as well.

14 comments:

  1. YEAH!! So glad you are back!! I missed you. :) LOVED, LOVED, LOVED "Sisters Of Misery" by Megan Kelley Hall. Can't wait for book II.

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  2. Thanks JKaye- I'm really enjoying it so far especially since I've carved out some reading time today. Is there definitely going to be a sequel?

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  3. Yes, I asked her about it. She shared a little bit of info and I think it's going to be even better than this one. :)

    That said, the book doesn't just leave you hanging at the end like some do. There is closer of sorts, but the reader will have a few unanswered questions.

    I think book II is expected out in the spring of 2009.

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  4. I'm excited to hear that. I will be checking that one out too then :)

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  5. hi, sisters of misery sounds good.

    its true, the kids grow up in the blink of an eye.

    enjoy your reading :)

    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  6. Sisters of Misery is really good so far. I'll let you know what my thoughts are after I finish.

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  7. I just sent my youngest to kindergarten - with many tears - I have empty nest syndrome - LOL!! Sisters of Misery sounds really interesting - I'll have to add it to my list.

    Glad you came over to Shelfari - I love it there and am working on my bookshelf.

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  8. Sister's of Misery sounds like it'll be a good one and one that I might need to add to my own TBR pile that's FOREVER growing!!! LOL

    Farrah from...
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    www.wifeandmomof3.wordpress.com

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  9. Kara- I'm glad that I'm not the only one then. When my daughter goes to kindergarten I will probably be lost but I'm trying not to look that far ahead.

    Book Faery Reviews- I am thinking that this would be a good book to add to your TBR. The more I read, the more I like it.

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  10. It sounds like you have been reading some good books recently!

    A coworker's daughter just started kindergarten this year and it's been fun listening to her mother's stories about how it's going.

    I hope you have a great week!

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  11. Literary Feline- Thanks! It has been an adventure listening to the stories that my son has to tell.. LOL!

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  12. Hey everyone,

    Thanks for all the kind words about SISTERS OF MISERY. Yes, there will definitely be a second in the series (THE LOST SISTER will be out in August 2009). I'm a little delayed in my writing because I also have a little one that is going off to kindergarten this year. Piper is my one and only and I've been trying to spend as much time as possible with her this summer, because I can't believe how quickly she's grown up! She went from a 2.5 pound preemie to an incredibly healthy, active and smart five year old girl in a blink of an eye.

    But now that she's off to kindergarten, I'll be able to devote so much more time to THE LOST SISTER and hopefully make it just as (if not more) thrilling.

    Thanks for all the continued support and great responses. It means so much to a debut author. You have no idea!!

    xoxo

    Megan

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  13. Megan- Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm really enjoying your book!

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