Mar 20, 2011

Sunday Salon: March 20

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In spite of a tense week watching the unfolding nuclear reactor events in Japan, where I have relatives, I managed to get a few books read and two posted.

Reviewed the historical romance The Sandalwood Tree for a book tour and posted a travel memoir, The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, for the Teaser Tuesday meme.

Buttons and Bones (Needlecraft Mystery)Books read:

Buttons and Bones (Needlecraft Mystery) by Monica Ferris, the newest cozy mystery in the series.

Hagakure: The Code of the Samurai (The Manga Edition) Hagakure: The Code of the Samurai (The Manga Edition) by
Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Sean Michael Wilson, William Scott Wilson. A graphic portrayal of the classic book on Bushido, the 18th century warrior code of the Samurai. American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese, a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang. A Chinese-American boy learns to accept and live his true identity with the help of the Monkey King, a mythological character from the Chinese Classics.

The Fourth Man

The 4th Man, an award winning thriller with interesting twists and turns, by Norwegian writer K.O. Dahl.

I won the paperback edition from Nancy Oakes. Thanks, Nancy! A great read!

Current reads include two new books by Sandra Balzo, who writes a coffeeshop mystery series, Running on Empty (Main Street Mysteries) and A Cup of Jo. Sandra Balzo (Maggy Thorsen), both of which come out in April 2011.

Also, The Shepherd by Ethan Cross, a thriller for a book tour on April 8.

Mourning Gloria (China Bayles Mystery)I also have on my list, Mourning Gloria (China Bayles Mystery) by Susan Wittig Albert , a hardcover with an April 5, 2011 publication date.

Guess I have a lot of reading on my plate. How about your week? What have you read/reviewed?


Mason Canyon said...

I hope and pray all is well with your relatives in Japan.

You have some interesting books this week. BUTTONS AND BONES is one I'll have to add to my wish list. I have MOURNING GLORIA in my TBR stack and can't wait. China Bayles is one of my favorite protagonist.

Happy reading this week.

Thoughts in Progress

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You have some intriguing books on your list this week...I've been wanting to try Running on Empty.

Hope everything goes well for those you care about in the tragedy's aftermath.

I'm sending good thoughts....


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Busy reading week for you. Hope your family in Japan is safe and well.

Ann Summerville said...

Thanks for the updates. I can't wait to read Susan Wittig Albert's latest.

Harvee said...

Thanks for your kind comments, dear blogger friends. Hoping for the very best in the days to come.

Alyce said...

It has been a very intense week in regards to Japan, I hope all of your relatives are okay!

I didn't get anything reviewed last week, it was just too busy.

JoAnn said...

I hope your relatives are safe in Japan. We finally received word this week that the Japanese exchange student my sister hosted last year is OK - such a relief.

American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel I read... very memorable. Have a great week!

Suzanne Yester said...

I hope all your relatives are safe! What a devastating series of events, and stressful!

A great bunch of books! I've been meaning to read American Born Chinese for some time, and now I feel like I just should do it! I'll also have to check out Hagakure: The Code of the Samurai too. I've really gotten into Manga. All the books sound interesting! This week I was trying to find some new crime fiction and I think I might have to check out K.O.Dahl now too!

Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing!

Staci said...

I hope that your relatives are safe and doing well!! You have a lot of great reading up this week!!

Tea said...

Luv the title Mourning Gloria. She writes good cozies. I've not read the whole series.

Unknown said...

I agree with Mason. Thinking of Japan in my prayers.

great post.

I woke up Sunday a.m. to find my blog, my 500 plus followers, my 100plus author interviews, and my 200 plus reviews gone. Blogger gave no explanation, but I think the account was hacked. Change your password often!

I have reloaded the interviews and reviews, plus redesigned the blog. But if you could, please hit the "follow" button so I can reclaim the fellow bloggers I miss. I'm still following you, as my account remained--thank goodness!

Thank you!
Kelly Moran

BookQuoter said...

Such a tragedy for Japan, hope your relatives are okay.

Great mix of books you have there.

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