May 16, 2010

Sunday Salon: Relaxing Sunday

The Sunday

Welcome to the Sunday Salon!
In the Shadow of the CypressMy current read? In the Shadow of the Cypress by Thomas Steinbeck, who I think is John Steinbeck's son.

Making a Case for Life: A New Definition of PerfectionReceived in the mail, Making a Case for Life: A New Definition of Perfection by Stephanie Wincik, a book on disabled children and the vital role they play in families and society.

A book tour post will be up tomorrow for  The Killing of Mindi Quintana by Jeffrey Cohen and I will be doing a review later on of  the time-travel romance, Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready.

I'm also reading an ARC of the latest thriller set in hot Bangkok, The Queen of Patpong: A Poke Rafferty Thriller by Tim Hallinan, a Sept. 1, 2010 release.

I reviewed two books, in spite of a hectic work week:  Nancy's Theory of Style, a romatic comedy by Grace Coopersmith, plus the detective thriller, Snakes Can't Run by Ed Lin.  I also had a Guest post by Grace Coopersmith aka Marta Acosta, who also writes the Casa Dracula series.

Have you heard of the new eReader that's coming on the market, the Kobo eReader?  Suzanne of Chick with Books has a post all about it. It's to be distributed by Borders and costs only $150! This may be the one for me!

What did you read last week?

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  1. Sounds like you've read some great books and are reading several more. The Killing of Mindi Quintana sounds interesting, I'll be sure to check back for that one.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. These books all sound really fabulous! And a book by another Steinbeck...amazing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Thanks for the links to the new Kobo reader. My only issue with e-readers are the prices of the digital books but its good to see an e-reader at a much more affordable price.

  4. It's been a crazy work week and I've hardly even had time to read :(

    These ones all sound good!

  5. Can't wait to see your review for In the Shadow of the Cypress (love the cover). Is this Steinbeck's son? I did not think so.

  6. Diane: Yes, the son of John himself! He is older now, of course, according to the picture on the cover.

  7. Isn't 150 bucks for an ereader a steal?? I so love that! I have a feeling that I'll also be buying it! :)

    Have a good week! Hope you get to read more! Also looking for your review on Mindi Quintana.

  8. Looks like you had a great reading week. I'll be interested in your review of Flirting with Forever. I will be reading it soon I hope heh.

  9. You got so much done this week! I haven't ever heard of Thomas Steinbeck. I would wonder if their styles are similar.

  10. I've heard of the new ereader coming out. It looks good. I don't know all the features it has, but it's $100 less than my Nook. However, I'm very satisfied with my Nook and love it.

    Hope you have a great week!

  11. What a great week you had! And what great books! I'm going to have to check out The Queen of Patpong because I just love the setting!I love the cover for Shadow of the Cypress... will have to see what you think about this one!

    Thanks for sharing your Sunday! Have a great week!And thanks for stopping by my blog and spreading the word on the Kobo! I pre-ordered one to check it out...


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