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:

Kristen said...

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?

Marie Cloutier said...

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 :-)

Anonymous said...

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!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

gautami tripathy said...

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

However,

here is my TSS post!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

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

Yvonne said...

Sounds like you had a busy week. Happy Sunday!

Yvonne said...

Sounds like you had a busy week! Happy Sunday!

fredamans said...

Congrats on the new job!

serendipity_viv said...

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

Nan said...

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!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

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

Kerrie said...

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

Marie Cloutier said...

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

Jenny Girl said...

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

Congrats on the new job and take care traveling :)

Harvee said...

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.

Harvee said...

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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