Sep 30, 2017

Sunday Salon: Time for Pumpkins and Apple Cider


Autumn is definitely here. It was much cooler today and here I am covered in a blanket cause it's still too warm to have the heater on. Not sure I'm ready for fall as yet. Today we ate an apple cinnamon donut bought at a local farm, and got Fuji apples and a buttery pumpkin, which we promptly cooked in a Thai curry. Yum!

Christmas-related books are now coming out. Here are two:

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb, October 3, 2017, courtesy of William Morrow.
An historical romance set in 1914 during the Great War, and 1968, Two friends write letters to each other over the years but the war and its aftermath prevent their reunion. 

Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women by Emily Brightwell, October 17, 2017, courtesy of Berkley.
A man is shot under cover of fireworks at a Guy Fawkes party. With Christmas almost here, Inspector Witherspoon and everyone in his household is upset at the possibility of having to cancel their holiday plans—all to solve a case that seems impossible.

I finished reading 
Glass Houses: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #13
by Louise Penny and gave it five stars, as I have all the books of hers I've read in the series. The first half of the book seems a bit slow, setting the stage for the second half of the book, which is riveting. I recommend it for mystery lovers.

I borrowed three books from the library. One is 
Mad: A Novel (Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Trilogy) by British author Chloe Esposito, June13, 2017, Dutton.
I was intrigued by the book description: .... In this debut novel, set between London and Sicily over one blood-drenched week in the dead of summer, an identical twin reveals the crazy lies and twists she'll go through to not only steal her sister's perfect life, but to keep on living it.


My reading of the book so far: The twin in question is unfocused and scattered, in debt, and without much hope or plans for the future. The description of her through her actions, words, and behavior is alarming yet amusing and makes me want to read on!

What's on your reading plate this week?
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39 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the look of Mad. Also...Last Christmas in Paris. Enjoy!

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Suko said...

Mad does sound good! And the food in the first paragraph sounds incredible.

Harvee, I had problems trying to leave a (corrected) comment yesterday on a previous post. I will try again. Enjoy your weekend!

Harvee said...

Mad is interesting so far!

Harvee said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting, Suko! The buttery pumpkin was incredible in the curry!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm terribly interested in Last Christmas in Paris. I love to read anything set in Paris, and this looks particularly good.

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Nicci said...

Christmas is definitely coming to the book-bloggy world! I'm trying to avoid it until after Halloween. I'm adding them to the TBR but not reading them yet. :)

Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks said...

I haven't even started on the Halloween books yet, and it's Christmas books already!!! :D I can't believe it.
Have a great week :)

Harvee said...

I'm on a Paris kick myself.

Harvee said...

Eager to see what else will be coming out!

Harvee said...

I have no Haloween books and haven't seen any as yet!

Brian Joseph said...

It is still very warm on Long Island. I was at the beach last weekend. This weekend was almost warm enough for it. I ma not yet ready for Christmas stuff :)

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I always tell myself that this year is the year I will read some new Christmas novels and then December happens and I don't maybe the trick is to start earlier. My Sunday Salon

Unknown said...

We are the same with the weather - I am putting the heat on for an hour in the morning to take the chill off but other than that we don't need it. Mad looks good. I'm going to keep my eye out for it. Have a good week.

Harvee said...

I just finished Mad and was surprised at the turn in the character in the second half of the book. This is the first in a trilogy, so I'm wondering where the story will go from here. Hope you enjoy it.

Harvee said...

Cozies are always popular too at Christmas.

Harvee said...

At the beach! How nice. Hope the warm weather keeps up over where you are.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I love the description of Last Christmas in Paris. It's on my wish list.

Amber @ The Literary Phoenix said...

I'm the opposite of you - I couldn't be happier for autumn to be here!

I hope you enjoy all your current reads! It's a little to early for Christmas books for me, but then again I have friends who sing Christmas carols in July!

Beth F said...

Christmas books! Yikes. But I have some too. :)

bermudaonion said...

I've got a few Christmas books too and I'm kind of in the mood for them already. I hope you enjoy yours.

Elizabeth said...

THE LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS looks good.

I felt the same way about GLASS HOUSES...a bit slow at first, but the ending was worth the wait. Love her books.

Have a good week.

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Kathy Martin said...

I'm not ready to look at Christmas books yet. I'm still trying to hold onto summer. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

carol said...

Enjoy your books. Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women looks fun. I didn't quite enjoy Glass Houses as much as you did.

Geybie's Book Blog said...

It's crazy that Christmas is coming! Time does fly. I can't believe it. I hope you enjoy all these new books. Have a wonderful week. Thanks for sharing. 😁❤️

Ronyell (a.k.a. Rabbitearsblog) said...

Oooh! Christmas books! I hope you enjoy them all!

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DeniseF said...

Ooh I really liked Last Christmas in Paris. I hope you enjoy it!

Harvee said...

I like all things Paris!

Harvee said...

Autumn's fine as long as the sun is out! I dread dreary days.

Harvee said...

Can't wait to see what others are out there.

Harvee said...

Fabulous last half, Glass Houses.

Harvee said...

I'm cherishing each day of full sun, hoping they won't disappear too soon.

Harvee said...

But first, there's Halloween! Time is flying, yes!

Harvee said...

A bit slow to start off, but the plot comes together toward the end.

Harvee said...

They do publish them early!

Harvee said...

You already read it? Wow! Must get to it soon.

pussreboots said...

They're all new to me. Have a good week. Come see what I'm reading

Harvee said...

Two of them are brand new!

Martha Eskuchen said...

I love the Christmas covers! They look like good ones. I am ready for some Christmas spirit. Happy Reading!

Harvee said...

A Christmas spirit would be great right now, I agree!

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