Nov 23, 2014

Sunday Salon: Reading on a Rainy Day

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also visit It's Monday: What Are You Reading hosted by Book Journey.Tynga of Team Tynga's Reviews has a meme, Stacking the Shelves, to spotlight the books we receive each week.

It's cold, wet, and gloomy outdoors today as it has been the past few days and will be for some days to come. Luckily we have the LED Daylight bulbs that bring sunlight into the house, so we can pretend it's summer. The light is artificial, but it mimics the brightness of the sun and it's also energy efficient, so that's fine. No chance of SAD this winter, we hope.

My books for the week:

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by 
An internationally respected neurologist offers a revolutionary look at the brains of adolescents, providing surprising insights--including why smart kids often do stupid things--and practical advice for adults and teens.

Cane and Abe by James Grippando
An explosive psychological thriller from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando in which Miami’s top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect when his wife’s disappearance may have a chilling connection to the vicious murders of beautiful women in the Florida Everglades.

Once Upon a Grind: Coffeehouse Mystery #14 by Cleo Coyle
When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic” beans for Fairy Tale Week, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets..

Suspicion at Seven: Lois Meade Mystery#14 by Anne Purser
Lois Meade has done enough buffing and polishing over the years with her cleaning business, New Brooms, to know that all that glitters is not gold. So when a bag of costume jewellery is the main clue in a murder, she has a strong suspicion that appearances may be deceiving… 

Three mystery novels and a nonfiction book.   What are you reading these days? 


  1. I'm not familiar with your books this week, but I really hope you enjoy them all! Have a great week.

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Whew! If someone has got a handle on the teenage brain, this could be a gold mine!

    Here's my Sunday Salon!

  3. I would like to read Anne Purser's week day murders.

  4. Looks like some good reading this week. I'm working on a long book for a book club.

  5. We are having a respite from the gloom here on Long Island. Today we are in the 50s (Fahrenheit) !

    I am hoping for a warm winter (This hope is based on absolutely no evidence).

    It looks like you have some informative and fun books there. happy reading!

  6. Im not familiar with any of these authors sorry but I do like the sound of those daylight LED lights. Might have to go and look for some

  7. You're at least the second blogger in recent weeks that has mentioned lights to combat SAD. I think I'm going to have check them out. Luckily right now, the sun is out, although it was rainy yesterday.

  8. I'm wanting to know more about Cane and Abe. Looks and sounds like my kind of reading.
    It was gloomy and rainy this morning but now the sun is out and it's a balmy 70 something outside. I need to check inot the LED bulbs My sister says they really work.
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  9. Looks like good mysteries and an interesting book on the teenage brain too- curious about that. We've had pretty gloomy weather too, after a lot of snow it's been rainy all weekend. Enjoy your week and hope the weather improves!

  10. Your books are new to me. Sounds interesting though :)


  11. I've only read one of the Cleo Coyle series but I enjoyed it. Didn't realize there were so many books in the series. Hope you enjoy it and the rest of your new books.

  12. Oh, I read another book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series...this one looks good.

    And Cane and Abe piques my curiosity.

    Enjoy your books and your week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  13. I read one of Anne Purser's mysteries and really enjoyed it. I'm not sure why I've never read more but I'd like too. The same goes with Cleo Coyle. I've been seeing Cane and Abe around lately and am definitely intrigued! I've been reading mostly lightweight Christmas books lately so I'm finding myself wanting to read thrillers. Have a great week!

  14. Enjoy your books. Have a great week.

  15. ENJOY all of these books.

    Once Upon a Grind looks fun. Love cozies.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  16. Good idea to use the Daylight bulbs! Wish I could take a little of the rain off your hands. I really should read The Teenage Brain too. Enjoy your new books!

  17. I am not heard of your authors. I hope enjoy all your books.


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