May 21, 2017

Sunday Salon: Diets, Books, and Gardening

A few new books this week:

The Destroyers,  a thriller by Christopher Bollen, June 27, 2017, Harper is an interesting read so far. 
Arriving on the Greek island of Patmos broke and humiliated, Ian Bledsoe is fleeing the emotional and financial fallout from his father’s death. His childhood friend Charlie—rich, exuberant, and basking in the success of his new venture on the island—could be his last hope.

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani, June 20, 2017, HarperCollins
... the story of an Italian-American family on the cusp of change in 1949 South Philadelphia.

I recently finished 

Crosstalk by Connie Willis, Sept. 20, 2016, DelRay

My comments: 
A clever fantasy novel about the idea of mental telepathy as an inherited trait, the pros and cons, and the implied dangers of over-communication in our technical world. An engrossing book that ran a little long. But it was an enjoyable and innovative book, nevertheless. 

I also finished The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman, a light but enjoyable romance about gardening helping a woman looking for a new life in a small town.

I am now also reading Today Will Be Different by Maria Sempe, contemporary women's fiction. There are at least 10 other ebook borrows from the library that I have to get to soon! Speed reading?

In other news, I am trying to follow a high fiber diet and have lost three pounds, eating only legumes, oatmeal, beans, veggies, and fruit. My favorite dish so far has been a papaya salad with tomatoes, green beans, and lots of hot pepper. And also a Thai red curry with prawns and pineapple chunks and a coconut milk base.  

What books are you reading and what are you snacking on while you read? 
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  1. I've been ogling The Garden of Small Beginnings...and even though I usually enjoy Trigiani's books, I am wary. Her last one that I read was a disappointment to me (All the Stars in the Heavens). But Kiss Carlo sounds tempting.


  2. The Destroyers looks good, and I kinda like the sound of crosstalk too.

  3. These books are all new to me. I've been doing a lot of stress eating because I have so many things to get done before I move. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. Sounds like some good books. The Destroyers keeps catching my eye today. Enjoy!

  5. I have high hopes for the new Trigiani - love that cover!

  6. The papaya salad sounds divine! Enjoy your reading this week. Today Will Be Different sounds interesting.

  7. Cross Talk is on my wishlist. My husband is home. My daughter had two pieces in her school's art show. And we got new cement poured at the bottom of our stoop. Come see what I'm reading.

  8. ENJOY!!

    Kiss Carlo looks good.

    Have a great reading week.

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  10. You received some good titles. Hope you enjoy them all. Happy Reading!

  11. The Destroyers is in a couple mailboxes this week as is the new Trigiani. Enjoy

  12. I enjoyed Crosstalk but agree, parts of it ran a little long.


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