Dec 21, 2014

Sunday Salon: Slow Reading

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, and Tynga at Stacking the Shelves.

Haven't been reading as much as I used to. Must be the holidays keeping me busier than normal - decluttering, tidying and filing, putting up a tree, getting ready to wrap presents, etc. We plan a relatively quiet Christmas this year, however. 

A book came for a tour I signed up for though I don't know the dates yet. I'm getting into it though and enjoying the idea of a book about moving to a South Pacific island.
The Last Good Paradise by Tatjana Soli is to be released February 10, 2015 by St. Martin's Press. I received an Advanced Readers Edition for review. Here is a brief synopsis: "a novel set on an island resort, where guests attempting to flee their troubles realize they can’t escape who they are."

But it seems a coral atoll might be a nice place to try.

I also have lined up a cozy read, a Library Lover's Mystery by Jenn McKinlay - On Borrowed Time, the fifth in the series. 
I have liked previous novels in this series. This one is described as a cozy about the mysterious disappearance of the librarian's  world-traveling playboy brother. Hopefully, a light read over a busy holiday.

What have you planned for holiday reading?


  1. Sometimes I want to run away to a small island in the Pacific too :) I'm curious about that book now. And the cozy Library Lovers series sounds like light fun--enjoy!

  2. Nothing planned for holiday reading, we'll have family meetings, so very little time :) I keep a Christmas anthology nearby, just in case. Happy holidays, enjoy your book haul !

  3. Holidays are away busy and makes it sometimes not so fun..a quiet Christmas would be great. :) Enjoy your new read.

    Merry Christmas and Happy reading,
    Week In Review

  4. I haven't read much this week either... a book about moving to an island in the South Pacific sounds pretty appealing!

  5. I'm not familiar with these books, but I hope you enjoy them! Happy Holidays!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  6. I finished the original novel of 101 Dalmations last night and it was a delight! I decided that I was going to catch up on the JD Robb series in the next week or so -- those books are always a great distraction for me.

  7. I love the covers, especially the first one. I suspect reading will slow for many of us until after Christmas.

  8. Both books look very tempting! Enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday season.


  9. Both of your books look good to me. I like the idea of the South Pacific setting (warm!) and the cover of On Borrowed Time is very nice too. Looks like a place I want to go. :)

    Happy holidays!!

  10. Both books look cozy good. I live in a tropical area so can relate to wanting to move to the tropics. The Christmas decorations are fun too. Lots of people get really creative trying to have a southern theme to their displays. I hope to get pictures to post!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  11. I have also slowed down reading and have been decluttering and getting ready for Christmas. I hope you enjoy the season!

  12. The Last Good Paradise sounds good. Enjoy being swept away to a tropical paradise. Merry Christmas.

  13. Harvee, I got The Last Good Paradise in today's mail! It has been so busy for me the past few days--reading is quite a luxury!


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