Welcome to the Sunday Salon!This post lists new books and links up to It's Monday; What Are You Reading? at Book Journey; to Mailbox Monday hosted by Dolce Bellezza; and to Stacking the Shelves by Tynga's Reviews.
It's been busy the past month or two with book tours of novels I couldn't resist accepting. Last week I reviewed The Wonder Bread Summer, contemporary comic fiction by Jessica Anya Blau; and Running with the Enemy, a novel set in Vietnam by Lloyd Lofthouse. There are more book tours coming up too!
I received two review books in the mail and one book win:
|The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley|
|The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress |
|Oak and Dagger by Dorothy St. James|
I also borrowed two books from the library: Paprika by Yasutka Tsutsui, considered his masterpiece involving a surreal, dream-invading device. Also, Hiikomori and the Rental Sister by Jeff Backhaus, a novel about an erotic relationship between an American and a "rental sister." The concept of a rental sister is intriguing.
The Tsutsui book I hope to add to my reads for the Japanese Literature Challenge 7 hosted by Dolce Bellezza. The popular challenge runs now through January 30, 2014 and several bloggers have already signed up for the seventh season.
There has been steady drizzling of rain the past few days and all the roses are out, all at once! I cut a bunch for a vase this morning as a bush was weighted down by blooms and by water. I can't complain though, the roses are blooming like never before!
I am reading a few books all at once. How often does that happen to you?