Apr 21, 2012

Sunday Salon: Earth Day Today/World Book Night on Monday

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Happy Earth Day! The robin I wrote about last week that was trying unsuccessfully to make a nest in a bush with too few branches - my husband got some straw and made a nest for her in the same spot. She examined the ready made nest twice and then flew off, never returning. She has started to build another nest on the other side of the house, this one successfully. I guess it's only the cuckoo bird that will take another's nest for its own.

I'm slowly reading The Scarlet Pepper, a White House Gardener Mystery by Dorothy St. James and enjoying this cozy mystery. I've also started Jane Green's The Patchwork Marriage, (published by Michael Joseph, which is the same book titled Another Piece of My Heart, published by St. Martin's Press), and plan to begin reading Lucky Child soon for a book tour.

Here are some other books on my TBR list:
Hounds Abound (A Pet Rescue Mystery) by Linda O. Johnston
The Dog That Talked to God by Jim Kraus
The Sacred Thread: A True Story of Becoming a Mother and Finding a Family - Half a World Away by Adrienne Arieff
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Access: Thirteen Tales by Xu Xi

On Monday, I'll be handing out 20 free copies of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, books courtesy of World Book Night  and will let you know how it went on Tuesday! I hope to find some light or non readers to accept the books for reading. Anyone else volunteering to give out books?

How did this weekend's Read-A-Thon go for those of you who participated?


  1. My book group just read Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer. I wasn't well so I didn't read it but apparently they all loved it, especially the women. Good luck with World Book Night!

  2. A Patchwork Marriage is a Jane Green book I've missed....I'm adding it to my list.

    I got a chuckle about the bird rejecting the nest....

    Enjoy your week! Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

  3. I'll be handing out Because of Winn-Dixie. I think I am going to pass them out to some of the children in my school. To get them started, I'm thinking that I might read chapter one aloud.

  4. Yay for World Book Night!!!

    I'm passing out Ender's Game! I'm heading to the local mid-school. The reluctant reader class is expecting me, so I've got it too easy and I can't wait!!!! :-D

  5. I love The Poisonwood Bible! Have fun handing out those copies.

    I participated in the Read-a-thon yesterday, and it was a lot of fun. It was my first time, but I'm sure I'll do it again.

  6. It's fun to see what my friends are passing out for World Book Night! I didn't opt for The Poisonwood Bible, didn't particularly care for that novel myself; instead, I'm passing out The Reliable Wife. I had hoped for Because of Winn-Dixie, so that I could give it to disadvantaged children in my school, but I hope to reach adults with the one I am distributing. Isn't this fun?! Have a great time tomorrow!

  7. I love the cover of A Patchwork Marriage. Tomorrow I'm giving away copies of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I really enjoyed it. Happy reading!

  8. I love Jane Green! I just read Another Piece of My Heart and LOVED it :) Thanks for the post :D

  9. Books in the Burbs: I just realized that I have the European edition and title of A Patchwork Marriage and that Another Piece of My Heart is the same book, with a different cover and title.

  10. Today's the day!!!! I can't wait to pass out my box of 20 copies of Ender's Game!!!! :-D How fun!!


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