Feb 26, 2011

Sunday Salon: Mysteries, Poetry, and a Name Change

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Sixty PoemsI've decided to change back again to my other blog name, Book Dilettante. I think the Bird Dog in my name confused people who thought my blog was about hunting! So it's back to Book Dilettante, which was my second choice for a long time. The blog address is now http://bookdilettante.blogspot.com

Finally was able to get to the library after more weekend snow. Some of the books I had reserved had been sent back, so I re-requested them and borrowed others. Among those I asked for is Death of a Chimney Sweep (Hamish Macbeth) by M.C. Beaton, a cozy mystery that came out this month.  I also borrowed a book of poems by Charles Simic,  Sixty Poems. Simic, whom I have never read,  is the 15th Poet Laureate of the U.S. Looking forward to it.

Book reviews last week:
Zero Day
Cat Sitter among the Pigeons
Radio Shangri-La
Red Jade

I joined the Chinese Literature Challenge 2011 and hope to read a few new books for this. Fresh Ink Books has a nice list of books to recommend. I also just joined the Immigrant Stories 2011 Challenge at Books in the City. Click on the button on the left to join.

I'll be going swimming this afternoon (indoors, of course) and watching the Oscars tonight, in between reading my newly borrowed books and some that came by mail.

What have you been doing this past week? Have any of your plans been disrupted by the snow?


  1. Oh, I just visited another blog with the cozy mystery about the Chimney Sweep...sounds so good, it's going on my list.

    Hope you have a fabulous new week.


  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog...New subscriber.

  3. A quick hello and a thank you for stopping in. I had never attempted writing in sonnet form and had no idea how difficult it was. My sister lives in Athens, OH.

  4. Glad to hear you are on board for the Immigrant Stories Challenge - I am looking forward to seeing what you read!

  5. I've often thought about changing my name. Is anyone totally happy about their blog name? Not sure. I like both of yours.

  6. No matter what the name is, I always enjoy stopping by. I think you'll enjoy Death of a Chimney Sweep. It was my time reading a Hamish Macbeth book, but won't be my last. I'll have to check out Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons, sounds interesting. Have a great week.

  7. I´ve also seen that review of Death of a Chimney Sweep. Seems we move in some of the same circles :D

    I have been wondering about the dog so your new/old name does make more sense to me.

    And this week? Not much snow but plenty of flu - which means I have read a lot but not much else.

  8. I love Hamish!!!

    Since Friday about 5-6 inches have fallen up here in the Thumb area. Today it is warming up and a lot of it is melting just in time for a big rainstorm tomorrow. I may have to row to work in a boat!!

    Have a great week!

  9. Good luck with the challenges! I know how addicting they can be. LOL

  10. I hope the swimming was fun! I'm watching the Oscars right now and blog visiting during the acceptance speeches. :)

  11. I think your name is fine but I understand about going back and forth on what to call one's blog. Oy. :-)
    As far as the snow, we didn't get any this week till today so it just slowed my commute to the gym a little this morning but that's it!


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