Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Sunday Salon - It's Been Awhile

Wow! It has been a really long time since I've done a Sunday Salon post. Life just gets in the way sometimes but I have definitely missed participating and sharing everything book-related in my life :) Which makes me very glad to be back and see what you are all up to as well.

On the reading front, I have been reading up a storm lately. Well, maybe not compared to others but for myself I have been reading a lot. Just in the past couple of weeks I have finished 4 or 5 books and it all started with Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman. A book that I haven't even taken the time to review yet. Ugh! Arcadia Falls had a nice dark, slightly creepy atmosphere that left me wanting more. I don't usually read horror novels (and I HATE scary movies) but I've been in the mood for more books like Arcadia Falls. I picked up and finished Picnic At Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay after that (here is my review) and it still left me wanting more. So I'm opening it up to suggestions with the warning that I don't want too scary...whatever that means to you.

I just finished Changeless by Gail Carriger and loved it! I mean LOVED it! But the ending....oh my. I am absolutely, positively chomping at the bit to get my hands on a copy of Blameless. I'm pretty sure that I cannot wait until the end of August. And I don't care if that is next month, I can't wait! (I'm pretty sure that I cannot use enough exclamation marks when talking about this book as well.) I'm also pretty sure that this book may be the one to break my book buying ban. I'm thinking early birthday present as my birthday is in the beginning of September. But if I do that I might have to add a few others on as well...

I'm currently reading Another One Bites The Dust by Jennifer Rardin. Really enjoyed the first book in the series so I'm hoping that this 2nd book is just as good or better. Not sure what is up after that as I try not to plan too far in advance. I am just too moody of a reader. But I'll admit that there is a good chance that it will be Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn. Which after I read that will leave my waiting impatiently for the next Kitty book. So maybe I'll wait a little bit more...sweet anticipation and all that.

That's it out of me as I'm off to see what all of the other Saloners are off too. Happy reading and hope you all have a great week!


  1. Happy Sunday Salon. Sounds like youve been reading alot.
    Arcadia Falls does sound really good. So does the Gail Carriger book.
    I'm trying to catch up on my reading since I slacked off during my vacation :)

  2. Welcome back to the Salon! This is my second week back and I have to admit that it feels good to be in the loop again. :)

    I haven't heard of any of these books but I love your enthusiasm!

  3. You are the second person today to talk about the Gail Carriger books! I think it's time for me to play catch-up and start reading the series!I hope the next few weeks are just as good as the past few have been! Have a great week!

  4. I checked out the first Carriger book but never got to now I think I need to pick it up again!! Have a great week!

  5. Naida- They are both good books in my opinion and hopefully I'll be getting reviews up for them really soon. And vacations are meant for slacking off :)

    Trish- It does feel good to be back and participating again. I love to see what everyone else has been reading.

    Vasilly- I'm becoming a HUGE fan of Gail Carriger. Her books are so different from a lot of what is out there...and so fun to read.

    Staci- I think that the 2nd book is even better than the first so of course you should give them a try :)

  6. Arcadia Falls sounds like one I would like a lot! glad u liked it.

  7. I went through a reading spree with the Anita Blake series but I've tapered off again. I hope to finish at least one more book by the end of the month though. Funnily enough, it's Soulless by Gail Carringer!

  8. Isn't Carol Goodman fun?! For more Gothic creepiness have you read Daphne du Maurier? Even if you've read Rebecca, Jamaica Inn is quite fun. Shirley Jackson is really good too: We Have Always Lived in the Castle is my favourite. And then there's Ghost Writer by John Harwood; he also has a book called The Seance and they're both good.

    I LOVE gothic books, so I'm sure I could think of more but that's what occurred to me off the top of my head! :)

  9. Welcome back to the Salon! I really want to read Hanging Rock since I saw it mentioned here and over at Chris Book-a-Rama. I'm hoping to nail down a copy at the UBS soon. Woohoo!

  10. Bibliophile By The Sea- I'm suprised that you haven't read it. It definitely would probably be one that you would like.

    Ladytink- I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on Soulless as I really liked both of the books by this author.

    Eva- I've been in the mood for gothic books which all started because of Carol Goodman. I'm really excited to read more by her. Thanks for the suggestions...I've already picked up Jamaica Inn from the library and am looking forward to reading it soon.

    Andi- I do hope you pick up a copy of Picnic at Hanging Rock as it is definitely worth the read in my opinion.

  11. How can you hate scary movies when you read all of these scary books all the time!? ;P

  12. Roof Beam Reader- You've got me :) I hate scary movies...but books don't seem to bother me as much. Especially if they are only creepy and not actual horror. I'm weird like that.


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