Apr 9, 2022

Sunday Salon: A Reposting of a 2010 Sunday Salon

March 28, 2010 Sunday Salon Post


Time to reprint this post with its links to reviews of interesting books of then! Click on the titles for my full blog reviews!

In between full time work, I did only two book reviews the past week. I tried to sneak in as many pages of reading as I could during lunch and breaks. I'm on the computer all day but can't blog, of course. It's been a busy but Ho Hum week.



Posted a review of The Writing on My Forehead: A Novel by Nafisa Haji (March 2009) for TLC Book Tours, plus a guest post by the author on writing.


The Godfather of Kathmandu by John Burdett, detective fiction, also got a review, which I changed around a few times as I had a hard time expressing how I felt about the book. There was just so much to it.




I loved The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata, a short novel about the beauty of the old Kyoto, the ancient capital, and about a young girl finding out that she is adopted. Straight forward and easy to read.






I reviewed a new mystery novel, Murder in the Palais Royal (Aimee Leduc Investigations, No. 10) by Cara Black, set in Paris. One of my favorite mystery series.


Then there is a love story, Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright, a debut novel. 


On the 6-hour drive to and from Canada last weekend, we listened to 8 discs of the 17-disc audio of  The Swan Thieves: A Novel.  My hubby, who loves art and a good mystery, really liked it. Click on the title for my post.

It will rain tomorrow. Later, I'll take down the old robin's nest in the tall bush/tree outside my window. I think robins build new ones each year.


Ho, hum, time to turn in! What did you do last week?

So, this is my post 12 years ago in the Sunday Salon. I'm amazed I read so many books so quickly during that time! Do you have posts from 2010?

What are you reading this week? 

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated BookreviewerAlso,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday SalonStacking the Shelves

41 comments:

  1. I can't even remember 2010! Amazing that you've been blogging for such a long time!

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  2. This was a fun look back Harvee. I'm behind on reviews once again. Swan Thieves and The Old Capital sound familiar but, without looking back I can't recall if I ever read them.

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    1. I like to look back on old posts now and then.

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  3. I love this idea of looking back at our old posts. It's like looking at old albums and reminiscing back those moments. The Swan Thieves is one of those books which I'd like to read but in no hurry to. Hopefully one day soon.

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  4. While I've been reviewing online since 2001, I started my blog in 2013. (And imported a lot of old reviews into it in the first six months.) Can't say what I was reviewing in 2010, as a result, but now I'm curious.

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  5. The Swan Thieves! It's still on my shelf... Still not read yet. What I need to do, is start going through my TBR and just get it over and done with.

    This is a clever idea for a post. I used to love doing Throwback Thursday, but just never have time to do it anymore. Think I need to start MAKING time.

    Have a good week and I hope 2022 will be as good on the reading front for you.

    Elza Reads

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    1. Thanks, Elza. Reading onward and onward, lol.

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  6. Wow, you had a lot of interesting books you read in that post! I wasn't blogging in 2010 but I used to lurk around book review sites back then, I believe. I don't know.... trying to figure my statement out is making my head hurt, lol. It's always fun to look back.

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    1. I enjoy looking at old posts on my book blog to see what I read and how I rated those books.

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  7. Kawabata is a classic -- one can read his books any time any year! I guess Cara Black has been writing longer than I thought.

    Looking back: neat idea! I checked my 2010 April blog posts. I posted a photo of the garden, and it's grown or maybe overgrown A LOT since then! And I reported on quite a few books, including "The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter" by Linda Grant.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. It is fun to look back at the books we read and see what else we reported on in our blog.

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  8. I didn’t start blogging til August of 2010, but i was reading and reviewing more then, even though I had less time!

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. Yes, I've slowed down too in my reading speed, in spite of having more time.

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  9. Fun! I started blogging in 2013.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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    1. I look back to 2013 too to see what books I read.

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  10. How fun is this?! Your posting inspires me to look back and see my posts of long ago.

    I'm especially interested in seeing your thoughts about the Cara Black mystery.

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    1. Here's my review of Cara Black's book: https://bookdilettante.blogspot.com/2010/04/murder-in-palais-royale-by-cara-black.html

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  11. I understand how working full-time on can be ho hum. I worked for a software company for 20 years. I quite four years ago to finish school. I'm glad I did, but I understand not everyone can do that.

    That's awesome that you've been participating in The Sunday Salon since at least 2010. Even though you wouldn't know it by looking at my blog now, I've been blogging since 2007 and I've had a website since 1996. :)

    I hope you have a good week. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Yes, blogging is a good way to pass the time and share books you've read.

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  12. Love Kawabata's works - bit melancholy. Have a good week.

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  13. So fun to look back at old posts! I don't think I started blogging until 2013 but I'll have to look. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. You've been blogging 9 years. That's a lot of blog posts and books!

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  14. Kathmandu- wow what a cover! And I love a good mystery set in PAris as well.

    I started in 2012 but it was really the following year before I started posting in earnest. Seems like a lot of us hail from that approximate timeframe or even earlier (as in your case).

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    1. Wonder what was happening in the 2010s to make so many start book blogs.

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  15. I've had The Swan Thieves on my kindle for literal years! I really need to get to it...

    Melinda @ A Web of Stories

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  16. I just looked back at 2010 posts (which I didn't know I could do.) I guess I was blogging pretty frequently then too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  17. You have some interesting titles. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  18. I didn't start my current blog until 2013. I deleted my old blogs. It's awesome that you still have posts from 2010!

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  19. I have old blogs that I forgot how to access!

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  20. I haven't reprinted blog posts from previous years (yet), although sometimes I like to highlight past books I have read. I read The Writing on My Forehead in 2010 also.

    April 2010 on my blog wasn't a big blogging month for me, but it looks like my dog Riley took over my blog on April 1st. I remember having fun with those posts. :-)

    I hope you have a great week!

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    1. Have fun looking through old posts. My blog goes back to 2007, two years before I retired.

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  21. That is a lot of books. The Old Capital sounds good to me. Now where did you go to in Canada? And that was in 2010?

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  22. Wow you’ve been blogging a long time! Thanks for reaching into the time vault to give me some great books to look at!

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