Sep 25, 2010

Sunday Salon: It's Been a Month...

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The summer is winding down and it has been a hectic one ever since it started. This is my first Sunday Salon in a month!

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's NestI started the Steig Larsson trilogy, reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, re-read The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage)  and finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. (The second book in the trilogy and an ARC of the third were sent to me by the publisher some time ago. I went out and bought the first book to have all three).

All the books are top notch thrillers. The main character in the books, Lisbeth Salander, is someone we root for - she refuses to be a recurring victim of anyone or any system. Once she becomes an adult and can stand up for herself, once is enough, and then she fights back - spectacularly. I only wish Larsson were alive to enjoy the success of his books.

Also reviewed Extinction - the Ultimate Holocaust, a sci-fi novel by Dan Ailey, and wrote a  couple of short verses for Magpie Tales, hosted by Willow.

On Monday, I'll post two sentences for a 140-character response to a photo prompt, a meme called Microfiction Monday, hosted by Stony River. It's been fun writing poetry or something short using photo prompts provided by the hosts.

A Corpse for Yew (A Peggy Lee Garden Mystery)
Finished an enjoyable, light mystery set in Charlotte, North Carolina, A Corpse for Yew (A Peggy Lee Garden Mystery) written by Joyce and Jim Lavene. I plan to get others in the series when I return the book to the library. The book will be a fun read as long as you are not too fussy about incidentals such as setting and a crime scene not described very well. The interesting characters and the garden/plant information more than make up for that however.
That's all I did the past week or two. What books have you finished?

© Harvee Lau, Book Bird Dog

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6 comments:

  1. I went to see the film of the Girl Who Played with Fire this week, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked your description of the cozy Harvee - have put it on my list :-)

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  2. Sounds like you've had a busy month. I haven't read any of Steig Larsson's books. They all sound very interesting though. I'll have to add those to my 'wish list.'

    I enjoyed the Peggy Lee Garden Mystery series by Jim and Joyce Lavene. I ran across one in a used book store and then had to have the rest of the series.

    Hope you have a great Sunday.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  3. E 'vero! Mi piace questa idea, sono pienamente d'accordo con te.
    Assolutamente d'accordo con lei. Credo che questo sia un concetto molto diverso. Pienamente d'accordo con lei.

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful week. I keep meaning to start that Stieg Larsson trilogy, but something holds me back....

    Maybe when I catch up on my TBRs!

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  5. I've carved out time to read the first book of Larsson's in October. Hope your week goes smooth!

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  6. I finished a couple of YA novels but they are like popcorn. I'm in the middle of an adult chunkster that I'm enjoying though!

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