Jul 31, 2011

Sunday Salon: Grin and Bear It

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The heat has abated just a little bit, but not enough for comfort! We now take the consequences of our long and gentle spring! I wonder what fall and winter will be like...?

Got a very nice email from author Todd Borg, whose thriller Tahoe Hijack I reviewed last week. I liked the main character Owen and his Great Dane sidekick, Spot. I also enjoyed descriptions of the setting, Lake Tahoe, so much so that I went off to the library and borrowed an earlier book in the Tahoe series, Tahoe Avalanche. It was good too. Love the relationship Owen has with his trained dog.

Plan today is to browse local art, eat fast food, and listen to music at an art fair at the university. I'm not a great golf fan, so I'll be missing the Senior Open event this weekend. And I 'll be tucking in some reading in between.

Found some great new books at the library, among them Anne Zourodi's 2008 mystery, Taint of Midas, set in modern Greece on the island of Arcadia. August will be busy as there are several novels on Kindle I've promised to read and review this month! And Kindle is not my favorite way of reading, unfortunately, not when I have physical books around. Take a look at the cover of Taint of Midas:

I couldn't resist the bee....

What have you been reading this past week?


  1. Oh, I love Lake Tahoe and books set there. These sound intriguing. Another series I've enjoyed that is set in Tahoe are the Nina Reilly mysteries, by Perri O'Shaughnessy.


  2. A mystery sounds perfect for this time of year. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

    Here's my Sunday Salon for this week:
    Sunday Salon: How to Read, Use, and Abuse Beautiful and Pointless Novels Like a Professor

    And a reminder: Today is the last day for you to throw your hat into the ring for my July Giveaway! Win a $25 Amazon gift card!

  3. The cover is very cool indeed! I don't mind reading on my Kindle except for when a galley is all crazy looking!!! That does interfere a bit with my enjoyment factor. I can't believe how warm it has been!! Today I spent most of it inside cleaning and now catching up on blogs!!

  4. Browsing art and eating fast food sounds like the perfect day!

  5. Well I hope u have an awesome week ahead. I really like the cover of the book you have showcased.

  6. I´m looking forward to your review of Zouroudi´s book. I heard her at CrimeFest in Bristol, and she was very interesting to listen to.

    I have only read one book, but a long one of 450 pages; apart from that I have spent days preparing my launch today.

  7. djskrimiblog: I gave a brief review of the Zouroudi book on Goodreads. Her main character was unusual, more like a deus ex machina or angel of retribution than an amateur sleuth.

  8. Laurel: I'll have to check out the Nina Reilly myseries. Thanks for the tip.

  9. Staci and Veens: I liked the color of the book too - so bright and cheerful!

  10. DebNance: Good luck with your giveaway!

    Marie: I had a good time at the art fair and bought a couple of things there!


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