Jul 26, 2015

Sunday Salon: Slowed Down by Warm Weather

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. 

Amazing that the low 80s can feel so hot. We are so used to having cool temps here that anything higher then 70s feels very warm. There were a few days of absolute bliss - sunshine, clear skies, cool breezes, maybe mid 70s. Wish we could have more of those. 

A few books to share....
The Sisters of Versailles: The MIstress of Versailles Trilogy 1 by Sally Christie, to be released September 1, 2015 by Atria Books.
"Set against the lavish backdrop of the French Court in the early years of the 18th century, The Sisters of Versailles is the extraordinary tale of the five Nesle sisters: Louise, Pauline, Diane, Hortense, and Marie-Anne, four of whom became mistresses to King Louis XV. Stranger than fiction but true in every shocking, amusing, and heartbreaking detail."

I like that the book is "carefully researched and ornately detailed," the first of an historical fiction trilogy. 
Unprocessed: My City-dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food by Megan Kimble, published June 23, 2015 by William Morrow.
"From a founding editor of Edible Baja Arizona, of a young woman's year-long journey of eating only whole, unprocessed foods--intertwined with a journalistic exploration of what "unprocessed" really means, why it matters, and how to afford it."

Tahoe Blue Fire: An Owen Mckenna Mystery Thriller #13 by Todd Borg, to be published August 1, 2015 by Thriller Press. 
"When Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna gets a call from a woman who’s afraid for her life, it sounds like she is excessively paranoid. 
But The Killer Was Dead Serious 
McKenna investigates and discovers that two other people have already died. He believes the killer is after something worth millions, a precious artifact that dates back to Renaissance Italy. " Loved all the previous ones in this series, set in picturesque Tahoe!

I am now reading Confucius Jade by Frederick Fisher, and a couple of cozies for blog tours. My reading seems to have slowed down a bit. Maybe distracted by warm weather outdoors!. That's always a good thing!

A giveaway of Flask of the Drunken Master by Susan Spann ends tomorrow. Email me to enter the contest. 

What books are on your TBR list?


  1. Wow... a very wide array of books there. Love the phrase cozies... I talk about comfort reads and wonder if they're the same thing!

  2. The Sisters of Versailles feeds my love of Paris history - so I have added that one to the list.

    And I am becoming more aware of the need to eat whole and unprocessed, so the second book is of interest as well.

    Thanks so much for the recommendations!

  3. I like the look of Unprocessed, I couldn't do it but will check it out!

    Heather | Random Redheaded Ramblings

  4. The Sisters Of Versailles looks good, that is going on my list. Unprocessed is going on my KIndle ASAP:) Have a great week.

  5. I'll have to share that book about unprocessed foods with my wife. That sounds like something she'd be interested in.

    I can relate to the heat, sadly :(. I'm not a big fan of it either. I'm ready for fall.

  6. Our JUne was kinda like that- 70's and mild. Now we're getting the warm, muggy stuff. :) The Sisters of versailles and Unprocessed both sound interesting (I think the French court is fascinating, so yea that one appeals). Hope they're both great reads.

  7. I am definitely curious about Unprocessed. Tahoe Blue Fire is another that caught my eye. Thanks!


  8. The history of French royalty and nobility is so interesting. It is also dense with details worth exploring. Thus, The Sisters of Versailles looks to be very compelling.

  9. I'm definitely intrigued by your books this week. Unprocessed especially catches my eye as I've been trying to do something similar myself. I like that she addresses how to afford it. Have a great week!

  10. I guess on my TBR right now: I need to read Go Set a Watchman, A Man Called Ove, and the Wright Brothers by David McCullough. But I'm sure there's a slew of others to get to. Enjoy your books & week!

  11. Unprocessed sounds kind of interesting. That might be a good purchase for my library's nonfiction collection. I love historical fiction so The Sisters of Versailles appeals to me.

    It was a little hot and humid here but it finally feels like summer and it was nice to have a few days without rain.

  12. Unprocessed sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Have a good week!

  13. The Sisters of Versailles sounds like my thing. I've got a post going up this week about my visit to Chateau de Versailles, I've had a fascination with the French court for years. Adding it to my wishlist. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  14. We're having a very hot summer so I feel your pain. Enjoy your new books!

  15. It's been hot - hot here too. All of your books look great. I will look forward to your reviews. My reading has slowed down too - more distractions this time of year.

  16. I'm so excited to read The Sisters of Versailles. It sounds so good! Enjoy!

  17. Unprocessed sounds like a good one, enjoy them all Harvee.

  18. Unprocessed sounds good! I think I'll see if my library has a copy!

    I wish our temps were in the mid 70's. I could handle that. It's cooler here today than it's been in quite a while (82). It's been so hot, in the high 90's but the humidity makes it feel so much hotter. Yuck!

    I hope you enjoy all your books!

  19. I like the one about the lady's extreme paranoia, or is it paranoia? Interesting. Have fun reading.

  20. I like the Tahoe book. Seeing that it is book 13 I must go ahead and try and get book 1! Good luck with your reading this week!

  21. Harvee, I hope you enjoy your new books. I wouldn't mind some "unsummery" weather.

  22. The book about "reclaiming" real food sounds good.

  23. I see you received Todd Borg's book too.

    His books are always very good.

    I am a bit late for last Monday's Mailbox Monday with tomorrow being a new one. :)


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