Mar 21, 2010

Sunday Salon: WOW

 Welcome to the Sunday Salon.

This past week I reviewed WOW: A Handbook for Living by Ken Ohashi, and will review The Writing on My Forehead: A Novel by Nafisa Haji for TLS Book Tours on March 23.

I have three new books on my list to read, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, by Paolo Giordano,
The Nicholas Floch Affair by Jean-Francois Parot,
and Venom by Joan Brady,all books from Europe, two in translation from Italian and French. Venom and The Nicholas Floch Affair are suspense/mystery novels. The Solitude of Prime Numbers is a work of literary fiction.

I am currently reading a library borrow, The Godfather of Katmandu by John Burdett, detective fiction set in Bangkok, Thailand and featuring half-American, half-Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep. I'm learning a lot about Buddhism and Nepal as well as Bangkok. Burdett is the third Western novelist I have read who sets his crime fiction in the Southeast Asian capital.

Because of a new full-time job plus traveling for family get-togethers, (I'm writing this from Toronto), that was all I was able to do!

What did you do last week?

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17 comments:

  1. I have The Solitude of Prime Numbers on my wish list so I don't know when I'll get around to it but it does sound appealing, doesn't it?

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  2. I hope you have a nice drive :-) I'm looking forward to your review of SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS- that looks so interesting to me :-)

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  3. I love reading books from Europe, especially if the countries are Italy and France! (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was a grave disappointment to me, though, so I'm not sure about Sweden. ;) Thanks for sharing your wonderful titles!

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  4. Venom sounds good! And Solitude of Prime Numbers intrigues me, as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. I loved Venom. You can check the review on my blog.

    However,

    here is my TSS post!

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  6. I'm reading Almost French and seeking out anything else that's good and French. Any thoughts?

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  7. Sounds like you had a busy week. Happy Sunday!

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  8. Sounds like you had a busy week! Happy Sunday!

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  9. YOur new books look good. I hope you enjoy them.

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  10. The Solitude of Prime Numbers looks interesting. I've been in a bit of a reading rut lately. I hope to break out of it today.

    Have a good week!

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  11. Can't wait to read your reviews on Solitude of Prime Numbers, and Writing on My Forehead. Have a great week.

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  12. I received a copy of the Nicholas Floch affair this week too. I'll be interested in your take on it- although it is going to be a while until I get around to it

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  13. I wanna read THE SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS- can't wait for your review~! Have a great week.

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  14. Didn't too much myself last week. Kudos to you.

    Congrats on the new job and take care traveling :)

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  15. Readerbuzz: If you are looking for books written originally in French, let me recommend The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery and Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai sijie.

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  16. Thanks for all your nice comments, everyone. Am back at work full time and still have to adjust. It's tiring me out a bit and leaving me with less time to blog, but I'm enjoying it overall :)

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