It is Sunday once again and time for the Sunday Salon. I've spent a lazy weekend of reading and watching movies with a little laundry thrown in. I'll get to what I've been reading this week but first a mini review of a book that I read during the holidays and haven't had a chance to talk about yet.
Awhile ago I finished Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. I had heard lots of good things about the books and short stories that he has written so I was excited to read this. Plus, I was in the mood for a funny Christmas book. Holidays on Ice is made up of short stories all related to the holiday theme. For me it was a mixture of good and bad. The first story (sorry it has been too long ago) was my favorite about working at a department store as one of Santa's elves. It was hilarious and I found myself really liking the author's dry sense of humor. There were a few stories that were a bit over the top for my tastes but all in all I liked most of the stories. I will be interested to read more of Sedaris' work in the future and see what else he writes about. I rated this one a 3.5 out of 5.
Now on to more current book news. This week I finished a couple of books this week. I finished Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton. I enjoyed this book and decided that this is my favorite so far in this series. She seems to be a love/hate author with most people so I'll be interested to see what my thoughts are when I get farther along in this series. I also finished The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer and really enjoyed this one! It had a bit of suspense and mystery mixed into the book and I'll be honest I was entranced with the story. I will definitely have to give Mrs. Heyer a try again. Finally, I finished Call of the Highland Moon by Kendra Leigh Castle. I had read the 2nd book in this series first and so I went back to this one to catch me up. I absolutely loved the 2nd book and the 1st book did not disappoint. Ms. Castle is a very talented author and now I'm dying to read the 3rd book even though I'm not sure when it comes out :) It was a great reading week for me as I never usually read this much in one week! It helped that the kids went to bed early Friday night and my fiancee and I stayed up late reading/watching tv.
I'm currently reading Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb. I'm liking it so far but I'm not very far into it yet. I'm also working on American and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power. I'm taking my time with this one as it is a big read but I know that I'm going to be better off for having read it. That's it out of me and I'll see you all next week. Happy reading!