May 19, 2013

Sunday Salon: Stacking the Shelves

The Sunday Welcome to the Sunday Salon! I found a new meme, Stacking the Shelves by Tynga's Reviews. List your new book arrivals and link up at the site each week. Other sites are It's Monday; What Are You Reading? at Book Journey, and  Mailbox Monday hosted by Abi at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS.

Seems that bloggers are still a viable means of publicity for publishers and authors, who send out ARCs and galleys as well as printed books to blogger reviewers. I love reading and writing about books and have expanded my book interests, found a lot of very good books that I would not have picked up on my own. Even though every single book I read can't be reviewed, because of time, there are books I feature or profile for readers.

Here are my new books this week:

The Healer by Antti Tuomainen, dystopian crime thriller
The Fame Thief by Timothy Hallinan, crime fiction
The Fallout by Garry Disher, crime fiction
Evil and the Mask by Fuminori Nakamura, literary thriller
A Spider in the Cup by Barbara Cleverly, crime fiction

The Sexy Vegan's Happy Hour at Home by Brian L. Patton, cookbook
The Viagra Diaries by Barbara Rose Brooker, coming of age novel
The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett, historical fiction

I also have a few paperback cozies from Berkely and Obsidian, books to take to a beach or park.
 I take a book almost everywhere instead of my trusty e-reader. E-books are not my favorite way of reading, but the Kindle goes with me on a plane trip this summer. Beats hauling a ton of books along.

The sun is out finally, and the days are getting warmer. We went from winter right into summer, with only a few days of spring, it seems. I think my flowers bushes are confused. The iris are just now coming out when they normally bloom in April. They are plentiful and spread but are being kept in check by the hungry new bunnies and rabbits who visit from next door. I can't complain even though the crocus leaves don't survive, and the tiny tea rose bushes must have been totally consumed and haven't shown up this year. My consolation - the garden is kept from being rampant.

Have a great day and hope your Sunday is sunny!


  1. I enjoy getting books to review, as I do take a risk more and read outside my comfort zone. I've discovered some new favorites that way.

    I don't enjoy reading on my Kindle as much as in an actual print book, but I find that I'm downloading more...instant gratification and


  2. What a nice assortment of books. I do enjoy reading on my Kindle. I especially like reading my review books there so that I can highlight without defacing the book. Come and see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  3. Enjoy your reading. I am old school when it comes to books, and usually prefer to read print copies. Happy Sunday, Harvee!

  4. Looks to be a great bunch of books.

    In particular The Healer looks really good. Not the usual cookie cutter dystopian novel that is so popular these days. When you read it I hope that you post commentary.

  5. You got some interesting books. Your taste is very different than mine. New follower. Come visit me as well.


  6. Looks like you got some great new books this week - enjoy!

  7. That vegan cookbook looks fun and interesting. I wonder what the cocktails would be to go along with the food? Somehow I need to have something hearty like cheese or pate when sipping a cocktail.

  8. That vegan cookbook has snacks to go with the cocktails: "yamburger sliders, samosa pizzas, and green bean fries to rigatoni poppers and a variety of innovative cocktails." I am going to try a few...

  9. The Sexy Vegan's Happy Hour at Home sounds like a good cook book!
    I know what you mean about those rabbits, we have a few here too.
    Happy Sunday.

  10. All new to me reads - the Happy Hour cookbook looks yummy!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  11. I like real books and I like ebooks. For me, stories are stories!

    Here's my It's Monday!

  12. When I first got my Nook - I thought e-books forever! I've recently bought hard copies on sale, and I'm finding that I think I do like them better. Enjoy your books!

  13. I love my kindle for travel (and some galleys). Also, my ipad for treadmill reading. I do love a book though. Enjoy your new additions!

  14. I love getting those review books and still favor printed over ebooks. I just like the feel of a book in my hand, the smell and turning the pages.

    Happy Reading!!

  15. You got quite the variety of books! I hope you love them all!

  16. Enjoy! your new reads.

  17. Nice mailbox. I like A Spider in the Cup. Sounds VERY good.

    ENJOY them all!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  18. I thought I read a series once about a bookman... but I read the description of this and it doesn't sound like the same series. In the one I read the Bookman specialized in antique books but he was a retired (under a cloud) cop.

  19. I prefer print books. But I've recently ventured out and got a kindle. I'm currently reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

  20. I love getting ARCs, too! It's a lot of fun because I often get debut authors that I wouldn't have otherwise been aware of. Wish I could read them all, but I have a huge TBR pile as it is. :)

    My Sunday Salon

  21. Enjoy all of your lovely books! I like my ereader and will come in handy for travel.
    Yes, Spring only lasted a few days. It's currently 86 and muggy.
    Oh well, better than rain I suppose. Have a lovely week!

  22. We really did go right from winter to summer!!!!!!!!!! Crazy weather but now with the warmer air I just want to be outside!!!


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