Aug 22, 2015

Sunday Salon: Short Stories and Nonfiction

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

I''m in a a strange non-reading mood this mid summer. Been starting and discarding books left and right. I think I might be having beach fever and feel like leaving off reading for a while.

These look good though.
Pacific by Simon Winchester, expected publication October 27, 2015; Harper
A biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature.

Mendocino Fire by Elizabeth Tallent, expected publication October 20, 2015; Harper
...the master of short fiction delivers a diverse suite of stories about men and women confronting their vulnerabilities in times of transition and challenge.

Two new books to share. What's on your reading desk? 


  1. I always like Simon Winchester. Thanks for the thumbs up!

  2. Pacific looks good, when I was a kid I used to read a lot about the war in the PAcific for some reason, it was interesting to me, and to this day that area and the countries surrounding it fascinate me. I bet there's a lot good info in that book- hope it's good!

  3. Pacific looks really good. Happy reading.

  4. Pacific looks very good.

    History told from what I would describe as unconventional angles like this book seems to do can shed light on all sorts of interesting angles. I will try to read this one.

  5. I am curious about Mendocino Fire....and I have somehow lost my reading mojo, too, probably because I had house guests for almost a month, and even though they are temporarily gone, I feel restless. Hence my book purging.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Harvee, these books sound good. Don't put pressure on yourself to read, but read at whatever pace suits you now. Have a relaxing Sunday.

  7. Pacific looks very interesting and I know I haven't read anything remotely like that. I understand the non-reading mood this summer. It always seems to hit me too. The only way I've gotten though the summer is reading super light books. I think the heat has zapped my brain a bit. Have a great week!

  8. So glad you let us know about the Simon Winchester book Pacific. Wow. My husband really liked his book Atlantic so I'm sure he'll love this one as well. What a perfect gift for the holidays, ha! Winchester is a master is he not?!

  9. I read Simon Winchester's 'The Professor and the Madman' some time ago now but recall it being very well written. His latest sounds like an interesting premise for exploration.

  10. Pacific sounds like a fascinating read. I get in reading funks sometimes too- best to take breaks when you need to, or sometimes I'll re-read a favorite book to get back in the mood. Have a good week :)

  11. I hope one or both catch your interest. It happens, though - don't pressure yourself to read books that don't keep you turning the pages. It's not worth it.

  12. Mendocino Fire looks good.

    ENJOY, and I hope you get your reading groove back. I hate when that happens to me.

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  13. Pacific sounds good. I almost requested that but instead put it on my list for later.

    I'm having the same problem with print books. Takes me weeks to read one when I finally decide on a title. Thank goodness for audiobooks. I'm still listening to at least one a week. Those seem to hold my attention much better.


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