Jul 13, 2014

Sunday Salon: Books and Hydrangea

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Also visit It's Monday: What Are You Reading hosted by Book Journey, and Mailbox Monday each week.

I missed the super moon last night.. Oak trees right across from us and lining the road always block views of the moon. I caught a glimpse of it through leaves, but would have had to walk or drive somewhere else to see all of it. Maybe next time, in August.

New books include

Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace. (publisher)
Cancel the Wedding follows one woman’s journey to her mother's rural hometown in Georgia  to discover the secrets of her mother’s hidden past—and confront her own uncertain future. (publisher)
Here is a picture of the Lace Top Hydrangea we recently added to the yard.


  1. Cancel the Wedding sounds like it will be interesting. Love the photo of the Lace Top Hydrangea, such beautiful color. They add so much to a garden.

  2. The hydrangea is stunning (I have a few myself). I also received The Stone Mattress so we have much in common this week:) Have a good week.

  3. I really like the Margaret Atwood that I have read so Stone Mattress looks very intriguing to me. I am really curious to read your about your thoughts on it when you read it.

  4. Love the flowers. Atwood is an author I keep meaning to read but haven't done it yet. Have a good week.

  5. Beautiful hydrangea, beautiful color.

    Both books sound really good! I'll have to check them out on Goodreads.

    Have a great week!

  6. What a gorgeous hydrangea - I haven't seen one like that before. Enjoy Cancel the Wedding, I've added it to my book wishlist for next time I'm in town.
    Happy reading!

  7. I might better wait on Cancel the Wedding. Our younger son is getting married this Friday and I better not jinx it! Lol.

    Here's my It's Monday!

  8. We didn't see the super moon - had rain instead. The hydrangea are beautiful! Enjoy your new books!

  9. I'm seeing Cancel the Wedding on a lot of blogs this morning - I'll be buying it soon because the author will be here next month.

    I love hydrangeas but have never grown one. Yours is gorgeous.

  10. A new Atwood book? Squee! Your hydrangea is lovely!

  11. Your hydrangea is beautiful! I just saw that variety for this first time this year and want to add one to my garden.

    I didn't know Margaret Atwood had a new book!

  12. Lovely plant and interesting books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  13. Gorgeous hydrangeas! I love that flower, but have never seen the lace kind!
    I also have Cancel the Wedding on my TBR list - I love some down home Southern fiction and am thinking about listening to the audio.

  14. Aaah I requested 'Stone Matress' on Netgalley and I really hope I get it! I didn't use to like Atwood but recently completely changed my mind! And the flowers are lovely! Thanks for sharing :)
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  15. my hydrangea has sadly died :(

  16. Your hydrangea is beautiful!

    I rarely read short stories, but The Stone Mattress is probably wonderful.

  17. Stone Mattress is an interesting title. :)

    Cancel The Wedding has been popping up all over Mailbox Monday posts this week.

    My hydrangeas - I have three baby ones - have been eaten by the deer. :(

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Mon-day

  18. I'm seeing Cancel the Wedding popping up all over. I'm curious to start reading reviews! Enjoy!

    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  19. The supermoon was pretty cool looking - between rain clouds anyway. I received Stone Mattress too. No hydrangeas in my yard - yet. That's a flower I want to add to the ever expanding garden.

  20. Glad to know about he new Atwood, although she's been so weird lately (all this Sci-fi, apocalypse, futuristic stuff) that I quite miss her early works. You know, like Cat's Eye and The Robber Bride.


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