Mar 30, 2013

Sunday Salon: Welcome Spring and New Books

The Sunday Welcome to the Sunday Salon! Also submitted to Mari Reads for Mailbox Monday.

 Hope you are enjoying spring-like weather today, wherever you are!

I was lucky to win two ARCs from Random House Publishing. Here are the book descriptions:

Five Star Billionaire: A Novel by Tash Aw
Tash Aw charts the overlapping lives of migrant Malaysian workers, forging lives for themselves in sprawling Shanghai.

Blood and Beauty: The Borgias, a Novel by Sarah Dunant
A powerhouse of the Italian Renaissance, their very name epitomizes the ruthless politics and corruption of the Papacy. An epic novel which sets out to capture the scope, the detail, the depth, the colour and the complexity of this fascinating family.

I'm reading a lot of historical novels right now, so I'm looking forward to finding out more about the Borgias.  And the new wealthy in China are a hot topic, so a novel featuring the new Shanghai will be interesting. Publication dates for these books will be in July 2013.

I seem to have about seven books to review in the next month for book tours! April will be the busiest month! What was I thinking? But then I chose books that I really thought would be interesting. And they are!

Enjoy your day!


  1. These both look tempting...enjoy! And have a great day.


  2. It does sound like you're going to have a busy April. Looking forward to seeing your reviews. We're having spring showers (and thunderstorms) today, hope your weather is sunny.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. I've enjoyed Tah Aw in the past so I need to try this one. Have a special Sunday,

  4. I can't wait to read your reviews for April. Happy reading and enjoy your day.

  5. It's a beautiful spring day here. Lucky us! :-)

    Those two books look interesting, I hope you enjoy them along with all of your other books. Happy reading!

  6. Hope all of your reviews copies are interesting! Happy reading and enjoy your week :)

  7. Blood and Beauty looks really good. I am also really interested in this era.

    I only know a little about the Borgias but they seem intriguing.

  8. I got Five Star Billionaire too - I hope it's as good as it sounds. Enjoy your new books!

  9. Have a good week! Hope you enjoy both books.

  10. I got Five Star Billionaire a few weeks ago too. I've also noticed more books on the emerging wealth in Asia.

  11. I hope you enjoy! both books.

  12. Five Star Billionaire looks good!

  13. I'm sure you will love all of your review books, or at least I hope so!!!


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