Feb 28, 2016

Sunday Salon: Surprise Books

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A surprise win to celebrate the blogiversary of Suzanne at Chick With Books, who very generously sent a novel, the first book in a manga series she wanted to share, and a Hummingbird bookmark which I will most definitely use.

I had seen The Japanese Lover by Allende on several blogs, including Suzanne's, and had it high on my wish list. Goodreads describes it as "an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War."

Ooku: The Inner Chambers (Volume I) is by Fumi Noshinaga, published in 2009, and is one I'm sure that will get me hooked on reading more manga.

The Hummingbird Bookmark will save me from using paper napkins, pencils, combs, and sundry other things to mark my place in books. Thanks and congrats again, Suzanne! 

What new books arrived for you all this week? 


  1. What a lovely surprise! The bookmark is very pretty and I'm curious about Ooku. I don't think I've read any manga. The Japanese Love is on my TBR. It sounds wonderful. Have a great week!

  2. What a nice package to receive -- they look so nice all together!

  3. That's a lovely bookmark! :)

    Have a great week ahead!

  4. Thanks again for joining in on the fun with the Blogiversary! I thought you might enjoy Ooku, because it is historical fiction (with a twist) Manga. I liked the storyline and the artwork. And I thought it was great that the twist was women being the "ruling" class.

    Havd a great week!

  5. What a wonderful surprise package! Enjoy! Happy blogiversary to Suzanne!

  6. What fun. I am jealous. I have looked at the Japanese Lover. It looks so good.


  7. Congrats on your win! The Japanese Lover is great.

  8. I love the bookmark! I also want to read Allende at some point. Enjoy your books, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  9. I'm still using a bookmark I got at ALA in 2013. I have thought I'd lost it many times but always manage to find it again. It saves me from "creative" bookmarks like the ones you list. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. CONGRATS on the win...beautiful bookmark too.

    Have a great reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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