May 9, 2010
Sunday Salon: Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day (Daymaker Greeting Books)
Welcome to the Sunday Salon! (Anyone can join by clicking on the salon logo).
I have been busy! and going to sleep soon after dinner every day last week, besides not having time to read! I read three books and reviewed two, Pearl of China: A Novel by Anchee Min, and Arabesk, a mystery set in Istanbul by Barbara Nadel. Seems I've been talking about these books for weeks, and finally finished them and posted reviews.
I'm waiting on a photo of the author of the third book, Grace Coopersmith, whose debut romantic comedy, Nancy's Theory of Style, I will review in a few days. Grace also has a guest post coming up. Very funny novel, by the way.
My current read is a detective novel by Ed Lin, Snakes Can't Run: A Mystery. Cool book cover, isn't it? The book is set in New York's Chinatown in the 1970s when the problem of snakeheads bringing illegal immigrants or "snakes" into the country started. The main character is Robert Chow, a Chinese American detective assigned to Chinatown. Author Ed Lin won the Asian American Literary Members' Choice Award for This Is a Bust, the first in the Robert Chow detective series.
On another topic, I found out that cats don't like the scent of citrus, so have scattered orange and lime peel around the base of a tall bush that has a robin's nest. There are two hungry baby birds being fed by mother and father robin and I want to be sure that THIS YEAR, the nest doesn't get attacked by stray cats. The constant rain has helped keep those sweet night-prowling cats away too. I hope it works.
Happy Mother's Day, Moms! Have a wonderful Sunday!
Clifford's Happy Mother's Day