Nov 23, 2013

Sunday Salon: Too Cold for Comfort

The Sunday Welcome to the Sunday Salon! Also visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer, and It's Monday: What Are You Reading? at Book Journey. Also, Mailbox Monday at i totally paused.

I went out today only because I had to - a trip to the grocery store and pharmacy was included. It was bitterly cold - bitter in comparison to the past few weeks, that is. And Sunday this day, will be the coldest yet this year.  My DH is down with a bad cold and flu and I'm trying hard to stay healthy, aches and pains aside. We are looking at pictures of beaches and desert, where we'd probably be much happier right now!

My reading slowed down a bit the past few days. I am in the middle of Amy Tan's intriguing new historical novel about courtesans in the early 1900s in Shanghai - The Valley of Amazement.  Since I often read more than one book at a time, I started an ARC: Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen, a love story.

This ARC has a solid red cover with titles in white and yellow; it doesn't have the more attractive cover with birds and blossoms that will appear on the hardcover release in February. But the story should basically be the same. A story of unexpected love - sounds like a book to curl up with in the cold of a winter day, doesn't it?

What are you reading/doing today?


  1. Oh I'll be putting Still Life with Breadcrumbs on my wish list :)

  2. I'm a fan of Amy Tan's. The Anna Quindlen book sounds good too. Happy reading and stay warm and healthy!

  3. The bitter cold is creeping in on us isn't it? It does make for good reading weather. I've just started Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery. I look forward to your thoughts on both of your reads.

    Hope your DH gets better soon and you stay well.

    Thoughts in Progress

  4. Still Life... sounds great. I hope you enjoy both of your books. I will look forward to your reviews. Have a great week and stay warm!

  5. I'm looking forward to Still Life, too! Hope your husband is feeling better soon… way too cold and snowy to go out here, too. It's a perfect day to stay in and read!

  6. It is relatively cold on Long Island, NY too.

    I am also a two book at a time reader too. More then that does not work for me. It seems like the best balance.

  7. I have preordered the Quindlen book...can't wait!

    Yes, the ARCs seem to alternate between those with the "pretty" cover and those with the plain ones. A blogger friend and I try to guess which ones will be

    We thought we had it narrowed down to publishers.

    Enjoy! And yes, the story will be the same.


  8. I picked up the Quindlen ARC, too, also with the red cover. I got it at the Missouri Library Association conference. The bird cover is much prettier, but it will be nice to read it ahead of publication. Hope you enjoy it!

    Joy's Book Blog

  9. That's a lot of library books! I'm reading Joyland by Stephen King at the moment, having just finished Where's You Go Bernadette.

    Tanya Patrice

  10. It is very cold in Connecticut today too! I think Winter is finally going to come! UGH! I am staying put inside today and reading! I have been looking forward to reading Amy Tan's new book and look forward to yur thoughts!

    Happy reading today! And Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. It's too early for winter! I hope the cold doesn't last. I am also an Amy Tan fan--enjoy her new book!

  12. This winter is coming with a fury! I feel like it is going to be a long and cold winter. I hope you stay healthy, I have been trying to battle the kid germs at school as well! I hope your hubs feels better soon!

  13. I hope the Quindlen book turns out to be a good read. Today I'm continuing Why Teach by Mark Edmundson. I hope you guys feel better soon.

  14. Still Life sounds really good! Thanks for adding the book links!

  15. It's bitter cold in Pa. also, stay warm and enjoy your great reads.

  16. I hate shopping, but shopping in the cold or rain or rainy cold is the *worst* and we're supposed to get a wintry mix tonight. So much for my grocery shopping tomorrow. *sigh* Hope you stay healthy and {{{posivibes}}} for your husband's fast recovery.

  17. I have been listening to Coreyography today while working on the internet. Enjoying it very much.

  18. Cold here in Wisconsin too. We got about and inch of snow this morning too so it seems even colder. I hope you love the new Quindlen book!

  19. I'm finding that I am slower in writing reviews though my reading seems to be pretty much the same.
    That cover looks so pretty it'll look wonderful as my wallpaper ... :)
    Keep warm, Harvee.

  20. Still Life With Breadcrumbs looks good.

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver's Reviews
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