Welcome to the Sunday Salon!
Congratulations to Beverly S., who was chosen by a random number generator as the winner of:The Twelve Rooms of the Nile.
Another giveaway courtesy of the publisher is open until Sept. 28 for The Shoemaker's Wife.
Yesterday, I returned a book to the library and came away with four books I didn't intend to borrow.
1. The Dead Do Not Improve by Jay Caspian Kang is about twentysomethings being bored and self pitying as they go between real life and the Internet. I like this one so far.
2. Buddhaland Brooklyn by Richard C. Morais is about an elderly priest who moves from a serene village in Japan to bustling Brooklyn, New York.
3. The Incense Game: A Novel of Feudal Japan by Laura Joh Rowland is the latest in the Sano Ichiro mystery series set in early 18th century Japan.
4. The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura is an award winning novel that follows the events in the life of a Tokyo pickpocket.
Sometimes it's a nice feeling to choose books from the library, as opposed to picking up the ones already on my shelves.