Sep 1, 2013

Sunday Salon: Just Reading, No Labor on Labor Day

The Sunday Salon.com Welcome to the Sunday Salon!This post lists new books and links up to It's Monday; What Are You Reading? at Book Journey;  to Mailbox Monday hosted by Yolanda of Notorious Spinks Talks Books and to Stacking the Shelves by Tynga's Reviews.



Here is what arrived the past couple of weeks, some books I had been looking forward to and others a nice surprise.

Books finished:
Mystery Girl by David Gordon, review to be posted Tuesday for a book tour.
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre, a thriller in the vein of the Stieg Larsson books, but quite different in plot, and VERY creepy, as many French thrillers are.
Going Through the Notions by Cate Price, a cozy mystery in a new series, for a book tour this week.

Now reading:
Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman, a novel set in northern India about a Scottish woman who lives there with her parrot and helper. The first in a series, the second of which, Love Potion Number 10, I also plan to read.

Reviews to be done:
The Sound and the Furry by Spencer Quinn, the sixth in the Chet and Bernie detective series, starring a humorous and unusual duo, Chet the dog and his human partner Bernie.

Enjoy the Labor Day events and long weekend! Put up your feet and relax. No labor on Labor Day, remember?  Are you traveling, and if so, what are you reading?

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23 comments:

Yvonne said...

I love the Chet and Bernie series and I have this one waiting for me to review. Have a great week!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm curious about the Ann Patchett book. Enjoy your stack and your weekend! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Suko said...

Wow! Enjoy your books, Harvee. I'm having a busy weekend, but will try to "read" an audiobook today. :)

Harvee said...

The Ann Patchett book is her memoir, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage!

Harvee said...

I don't have a way to carry an audiobook around wit me, so don't listen much :(

Harvee said...

I just love how the author speaks and tells the story from the dog Chet's point of view. So clever.

Kathy Martin said...

Nice stack of books and all of them are new to me. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Long weekend here as well. A good weekend for relaxing -- raining here.

Take care and enjoy

Harvee said...

It will probably rain later today, too. Enjoy the cool.

Harvee said...

The stack has many good ones, Kathy.

The Bookworm said...

No labor on Labor Day sounds good to me! Happy reading, great stack of books.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I am so glad you are on tour this week. I can't wait to see what you thought of Going Through The Notions :)

Vicki said...

All of your books are new to me so I'll be checking them out. Hope you enjoy them all!

guiltlessreader said...

No labor sounds great! Just another day to pack more reading in :)So many great books here! I'm looking forward to Ann Patchett's new book, too.

Jillyn said...

Great haul this week. Enjoy 'em!

My STS.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of the ones you've been reading, but I requested a copy of Cartwheel, too. Have a good week - looks like you've got enough good books to keep you going!

Brian Joseph said...

It is indeed a great weekend to read.

It looks like you have your reading labor cut out for you!

Tea said...

Wow! I'll bet your heart is tripping over your feet to read each one. Enjoy! I enjoyed looking at each title. Will stay a little longer looking.

Elizabeth said...

Wow...what a mailbox.

I want to read Burial Rites soon.

ENJOY your books and your week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Book of Secrets said...

Impressive stack of books! I have The Storycatcher to read, hopefully soon. Hite's Ghost on Black Mountain is one of my favorites.

The Reading Date said...

A lovely stack of books! Cartwheel sounds great to me. Enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

One of these days I'm going to read a JA Jance book. I think there's one on my Kindle. Have a good week!

Anonymous said...

I received Second Watch also, Relic caught my eye.

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