Dec 6, 2014

Sunday Salon: A Post Without Pictures

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also visit It's Monday: What Are You Reading hosted by Book Journey.

I'm engrossed in reading The Visitors by Sally Beauman, a novel set in 19th century Egypt about the discovery of the tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun. I am also reading a library find, Blood Rubies by Jane Cleland, an antiques mystery.

Book tours are coming up next week for Fog Island Mountains set in typhoon-prone northern Japan, and for Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz, a novel about the infamous archenemy of Sherlock Holmes.

Thanks to the publishers for the following review ARCs and books - fiction and nonfiction:

Hush Hush: A Tess Monaghan Book by Laura Lippman - private detective Tess Monaghan, introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues, in an absorbing mystery that plunges the new parent into a disturbing case involving murder and a manipulative mother.

Flesh and Blood: Kay Scarpetta #22 by Patricia Cornwall -  high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta—a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself.

Driving the King, a novel by Ravi Howard - A daring  new novel that explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary

A Bowl of Olives: On Food and Memory by Sara Midda - From the author of the international bestseller In and Out of the Garden and the wondrous sketchbook Sara Midda’s South of France comes a long-awaited treasure of a book. Drawn from the artist’s wealth of impressions and memories, it is a book for lovers of food and art and fine gift books—a book for anyone who, upon arriving in a new town, seeks first the local market, or who believes the best thing to do on a given night is to share a table with friends. 

Russian Tattoo: A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova - An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs—the memoir that “leaves you wanting more” (The Daily Telegraph, UK).

What books are new on your desk?

13 comments:

  1. Harvee, your books sound wonderful, especially A Bowl of Olives and Russian Tattoo. I have been too busy lately to read much. But I look forward to resuming my current book!

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  2. I like the idea of a post without pictures.

    These books sound really interesting.


    A Bowl of Olives sounds like something that I might read. My wife and I sometimes think of ourselves as food explorers. Whenever we visit a new place, food oriented destinations, be they markets, cheese producers, breweries, wineries, etc. are always high priority visits.

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  3. A Bowl of Olives sounds like a delight! We almost always stroll through the local markets whenever we go anywhere from Manhattan Beach to Rome. It's where you get a real feel for the flavor of a place.

    My Sunday Post is here: http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2014/12/blue-sunday-post.html

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  4. I can't wait to read Hush Hush! Love that Tess Monaghan series. In fact, I still have a couple of the earlier ones on Sparky.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  5. I love the Kay Scarpetta novels but haven't read more of the series in several years. I have a few authors that write a long series and I have to choose one at a time when I play catch up.
    Here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/07/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-88-and-the-sunday-post/

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  6. What a great assortment of books! I really like anything to do with Sherlock Holmes and have Moriarty on my wishlist. I still haven't had a chance to read A House of Silk so I don't know how Horowitz handles Sherlock. I also have read some of the Patricia Cornwell novels but not for a while. Here is my week. Happy reading!

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  7. I got A Bowl of Olives too - isn't it gorgeous? I can't wait to read it!

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  8. I like your non-fiction books especially the one about Nat King Cole.

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  9. I'm really curious about Moriarty. It looks like it could be really great. I want to try Laura Lippman and A Bowl of Olives looks good as well. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

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  10. A Bowl of Olives sounds like the type of book I'd really enjoy. Hope you enjoy it as well as the rest of your new books. Happy reading!

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  11. You received some nice books. Love Laura Lippman.

    ENJOY all your books, and I hope you have been having a good reading week.

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