Jan 17, 2010

The Sunday Salon: Reads and a Giveaway

The Sunday Salon.com

I'm working on the Mystery Read-A-Thon which ends today, and tackling a book I've been meaning to read, Pilikia is My Business by Mark Troy, a mystery set in Hawaii. I've finished reading another mystery, Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo.

I'm also working on finishing a travel memoir by Oreste leRoy Salerni, The Youngest Son: Memoirs from the Motherland, a personal account of a professor on sabbatical in Tuscany for six months in 2003-2004. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Makes me want to see the parts of Italy I missed on a trip I took years ago after college! I visited Florence and Pisa in Tuscany, but haven't seen Naples, Mount Vesuvius, the picturesque Amalfi Coast, or Venice - places visited in this book.

This past week, I reviewed and posted a giveaway of The Last Surgeon and an interview with author Christina Sunley, reviewed the cozy mystery, Truly, Madly, and shared a Japanese woodblock print and Chinese classical music on the blog.

I realize now I was somewhat busy this past week although I had promised I would slow down in the blogging area! But since I love doing it, there's no stopping :)

What have you posted on your blog this past week?


  1. Hope you are enjoying the Read-a-Thon. It's been fun for me.

  2. Sounds like you have had a really busy reading week. I hope your readathon is going well.

  3. Really like your Asian print and music post!

  4. I hope your Read a thon is going well. I've never read Knit, Purl, Die but I'm going to check it out. I love anything to do with knitting. I always say to myself that I'm going to spend less time blogging but that never seems to happen. lol. Have a great Sunday!

  5. You're doing so well with the mystery readathon. I definitely want to participate next year. Two days of mystery books sounds like heaven :)

  6. I completely understand about how hard it is to slow down with the blogging! :) I tell myself I'm going to do that, and although it's taken me about a year to find a good balance, there are times that I can still get obsessive about it.

  7. The blogging seems to consume me at times, but today I'm devoting to reading. I got behind last week!

    Your reading sounds good.

    My Salon:


  8. The Mystery Read-A-Thon sounds like so much fun! I hope you enjoyed your reading time. :-)

    I recently read a mystery set in Italy and it whet my appetite for the country. Someday I hope to get the chance to visit there. Until then, I'll enjoy it through books. :-)

    I hope you have a great week!

  9. You've had a great week!! Keep blogging especially if you're enjoying it!!!

  10. You sure do a lot of giveaways, very nice :) Continue having a great week of blogging Harvee!

  11. You are one busy girl! :D Congratulations on your 100 followers!! The Japanese print was beautiful and the videos were so interesting!

    Have a great rest of the day! And enjoy your read a thon!

    Take care,


I love getting comments and your thoughts...

Mailbox Monday: Treachery Times Two by Robert McCaw

  Mailbox Monday  is hosted by Velvet, Serena, and Martha.  It's Monday: What Are You Reading  is hosted by Book Date A review copy of t...