Oct 19, 2014

Sunday Salon: Early Morning Reading

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Had visitors today so cleared out my books from around my desk and computer to declutter for a while. Now I don't want to go downstairs to the basement to retrieve them just yet. So nice not to be kicking books around while I'm typing.

Here's what I'm currently reading:

Sons of Sparta, a mystery novel by Poisonwood Press was released October 7, 2014. I'm reading an advance reader's copy and enjoying it as I've always wanted to visit Greece and setting is really important to me in a mystery novel. This book puts you into the Peloponnesus region as well as Athens. The intro to the book by the publisher will pull you right in with the description of the background and setting:
Did the warriors of ancient Sparta simply vanish without a trace along with their city, or did they find sanctuary at the tip of the mountainous Peloponnese? That stark, unforgiving region's roots today run deep with a history of pirates, highwaymen, and neighbors ferociously repelling any foreigner foolishly bent on occupying this part of Greece. Less well recorded are the Mani's families' strict code of honor and their history of endless vendettas with neighbors and with their own relatives. No wonder their farms look like fortresses.
I'm also reading The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy, longlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. My paperback was published April 24, 2012 by the Free Press.

The Folded Earth
Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, the novel is about a young widow who leaves her sorrows and past behind and becomes a school teacher in a small village. The storytelling is exquisite.

It's early morning but I might just sit up for another hour with this book.
What are you reading this Sunday day?


  1. Those books sound very interesting, I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week!
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

  2. I'll bet The Folded Earth is wonderful. I like that it's from the viewpoint of a school teacher working in a small village. I would like to visit Greece too. I read a mystery this year with the setting of Greece. She's a very popular mystery author. Can't think of her name at the moment. Glad you decluttered. Now you can come help me declutter.:)

  3. I love a good mystery...can't get enough of them! And the cover and blurb of The Folded Earth is so tempting. Enjoy!


  4. I used to have a lot of book clutter before I was married but now my wife keeps me organized :)

    I am looking forward to your thoughts on The Folded Earth. It really looks good.

  5. I do love a good setting in a mystery. I'll have to look for Sons of Sparta. I can definitely relate to like not having to elbow out of the way. I hate when my desk is overflowing with books but I haven't figured out a way to actually keep it that way! Have a great week!

  6. I don't know those titles but may look them up. :)

  7. I like the sound of sons of Sparta, I've always been interested in Greece as well and it sound like a great setting for a mystery. The Folded Earth looks good too, set in the Himalayas- another fascinating locale.

  8. The Folded Earth Sounds wonderful... can't wait to hear more about it. I'm making lasagna today and taking it to my sister's for a family birthday celebration. Have a great week!

  9. I seriously need to clean out the clutter around my desk. I should do that this week. You have inspired me! Stop that. lol

  10. Sons of Sparta sounds really good. Have a great week!

  11. The Folded Earth sounds wonderful. I enjoy a thoughtful, deep book now and then. Lately I've been reading fun and scary Halloween tales.
    Here is my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/19/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-83-and-the-sunday-post/

  12. Oooh The Folded Earth sounds good! I just read Sold by Patricia McCormick and the girl came from one of thee mountain villages.

  13. Sons of Sparta sounds interesting...esp since I have been to the Greek ruins and found them fascinating! Hope you enjoy!

  14. Both of these are new to me, excited for your reviews!
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  15. I will be keeping an eye out for the Roy book. A new one for me.


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