Sep 21, 2013

Sunday Salon: First Day of Fall (The Autumnal Equinox)

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Today is the first day of fall and the Autumnal Equinox, when the hours of daytime and nightime are equal. We watched the full Harvest Moon on Friday, and said goodbye to summer yesterday, Saturday. Some leaves are already turning yellow and red in our area, so autumn is already on its way.

What am I reading this week?
Murder by Syllabub by Kathleen Delaney, for a book tour. That is not a typo in the title; syllabub is a sweet English dessert made with cream, wine, and cider or other acid. I thought at first it was a variation of the plural for syllabus, but it's more tasty than that.

Larry's Kidney by Daniel Asa Rose. This book I bought on sale as I was curious about the title. It's a memoir about the author's trip to China with his cousin Larry, who needed a kidney transplant. The topic isn't funny, but the author manages to make the event and trip quite humorous, so far.

What do I plan on reading soon?
The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris, who sent an AUP (advance uncorrected proof) of this historical novel for review.

Fixed: A Gin and Tonic Mystery by L.A. Kornetsky

One Dog Too Many: A May December Mystery by Lia Farrell

The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch

Poisoned Prose: A Books by the Bay Mystery by Ellery Adams

Afoot on St. Croix: A Mystery on the Islands by Rebecca M. Hale
I like mysteries with dogs, islands, and books, and hope I'll be a happy reader.

I am hosting two giveaways this week:
1. Moonrise by Cassandre King till Sept. 27, two finished copies of this gothic romance, for U. S. residents.

2. A Good Home by Cynthia Reyes, two autographed copies of this memoir, till Sept. 24, for U.S. and Canadian residents.

I hope you will click on the titles and enter. What are you doing today and this week?


  1. I've added The Theory of Opposites to my wish list. I enjoy this author.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. Oh, you have a great selection of books here. It would be hard to know which one to start with.

    I can't believe the first day of Fall is already here. We've been having some cool temperatures at night (50s) so it seems like summer is just about a memory now.

    Happy reading this week.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. Have never heard of any of these before but I like the sound of The Theory of Opposites. Will be adding that to my wishlist :) Hope you enjoy all your books this week!!

    Here's my SS :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?

  4. The Rebecca M. Hale book looks really good. Enjoy your books and have a great week.

  5. Fall is here as well, at least for today (hot weather could return). Enjoy your reading this week, Harvee! :)

  6. I've read Allison Winn Scotch so I will add The Theory of Opposites to the overflowing wish list :)
    I'm not upset by Autumn starting-- I like the variations in weather, keeps life unpredictable. Enjoy your week.

  7. Poisoned Prose looks good. I have the Books By The Bay mysteries by Ellery Adams on my wish list and hope to get to them soon.

  8. Oh, it looks like you will have a busy reading week. Today I am reading "Breakfast at Tiffany's" I've never read this vintage book before, although I have watched the movie a few times. I enjoy cozy mysteries also, and an animal or two thrown in the mix is fun too.

    Happy Reading!

  9. Two books at a time is the way that I go usually go also.

    I Googled syllabub and it really looks delicious. I am going to need to try some.

  10. I'm excited about Fixed too. I think The Theory of Opposites looks good as well.

  11. Larry's Kidney, eh? How could you resist?!

  12. I enjoyed reading your post. We've had a great start to Fall here. I hope you enjoy the change of season.

  13. Hi Harvee,

    Although the leaves haven't started to turn yet, here in the UK, there is a definite autumnal nip in the air and the daylight hours are getting noticeably shorter.

    I can assure you that 'Syllabub' is truly delicious, despite the description of it in many of the reference sites. Lemon Syllabub in particular is amazing and really cleanses and refreshes the palate after a meal.

    I really like the sound of 'The Pieces We Keep', although I didn't find Kristina's website particularly intuitive or easy to navigate.

    Thanks for sharing your finds this week and I hope that you enjoy all your books,


  14. These all sound so good - The Pieces We Keep sounds intriguing. It's definitely Autumn here in New Hampshire and I love it! p.s. I like your name :)

  15. THANKS for stopping by my Mailbox Monday post.

    Looks like you had a good week.


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