Apr 25, 2015

Sunday Salon: Awkward Silences

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also visit Mailbox Monday 

A memoir and a mystery that came in the mail: 
A Field Guide to Awkward Silences by Alexandra Petri
To be released June 2, 2015; NAL
Genre: memoir, humor

But Petri is here to tell you: Everything you fear is not so bad. Trust her. She’s tried it. And in the course of her misadventures, she’s learned that there are worse things out there than awkwardness—and that interesting things start to happen when you stop caring what people think. (publisher)
Death Wears a Beauty Mask by Mary Higgins Clark
Published April 28, 2015; Simon and Schuster
Genre: short stories, mystery
A collection of short stories from the “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark, including the never-before-published novella Death Wears a Beauty Mask.

Finished reading:

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain was a terrific read.  I gave this five stars for writing, characters, historical research. Book review to come in July; published July 28, 23015 by Ballantine Books. Genre: historical fiction set in Kenya, 1920s

Currently reading:

Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem by 

What's new on your reading shelf?


26 comments:

  1. I would really like to read the collection of mystery stories by Mary Higgins Clark.

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  2. This memoir sounds quite promising.

    No readathon for you?

    readerbuzz.blogspot.com

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    1. I recommend Circling the Sun, my review to be posted just before its release date end of July. It involves the romantic trio featured in Karen Blixen's memoir, Out of Africa.

      I can never find time to sit still for 24 hours for a readathon. Too many things to do inbetween reading!

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  3. I have been ogling Circling the Sun, as I loved The Paris Wife. I also have a memoir Paul McLain wrote about growing up in foster care...in the very county where I did my social work practice! I need to start reading that soon.

    Enjoy your week...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Interesting to know she grew up a foster child. Probably made her a more empathetic writer.

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  4. Circling the Sun looks like a great read. Glad to know you enjoyed it so much!

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    1. I enjoy a good story as well as good writing, and this has both!

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  5. The Alexandra Petri book sounds very good. There is a lot of positive things to say about silence. I also see how such things can relate to not caring about other people's approval.

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  6. I've been reading Mary Higgins Clark's books for so many years. You have quite a selection of genres. Enjoy your new reads:)

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/26/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-106-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. Haven't read many mystery short stories, but am curious about these.

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  7. I love Mary Higgins Clark's books. I haven't read her in a long time, though.

    Have a great week!

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  8. Nice mailbox! I love memoirs so A Field Guide to Awkward Silences sounds good to me.

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    1. I just finished another memoir, Finding Samuel Lowe, which I will feature/review tomorrow! Do come back!

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  9. Lots of good buzz about the McLain book. I'm thinking of listening.

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    1. Do listen.Fascinating history and characters, really, Mary.

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    1. Thanks,Serena. No shortage of books from the mail and from the library!

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  11. ENJOY!!

    Circling The Sun looks good.

    Have a wonderful reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  12. I love May Higgins Clark

    Orsayor from The Book Referees

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read these short stories, Orsayor.

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  13. Haven't read a MHC book in a long time. Have a great week of reading!

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