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?

17 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

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

Mason Canyon said...

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.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Laura Hartley said...

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?

Jenea Whittington said...

Hope you enjoy the books and your week.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

Yvonne said...

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

Suko said...

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

Rita_h said...

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.

Vicki said...

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.

Gigi Ann said...

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!

Brian Joseph said...

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.

bermudaonion said...

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

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

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

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

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

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

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,

Yvonne

AmyMak said...

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 :)

Elizabeth said...

THANKS for stopping by my Mailbox Monday post.

Looks like you had a good week.

ENJOY!!

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Happy Fall - I love the cooler weather.

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