Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Sunday Salon: May 24, 2009

Happy Sunday, everyone! It will be thundering and raining in my neck of the woods today, so it's a good day to hang out with my mom and watch movies. And that's what I'll be doing after running a few errands. My mom is a big reader, so we'll probably laze around with our books as well. I just started reading LAST NIGHT IN MONTREAL by Emily St. John Mandel. I'm only a couple of chapters in, but it's really good so far. I'll be participating in an upcoming blog tour and hosting a giveaway, so stay in touch!

The past couple of weeks I've had some restrictions on my computer access. At home, I share a computer and, at the office, I haven't had the off-hours peace and quiet that I like for writing. We'll be setting up a wireless network system at home soon, so hopefully I'll have all the access I need!

Also over the last couple of weeks I have really struggled with my posting for THE RISK OF DARKNESS by Susan Hill. It's a complex book, and I had a complex reaction to it. Between limited computer time and the difficulty of getting my thoughts down in writing, I haven't gotten much blog work done. I stubbornly refused to write any other reviews until I had this one in the bag. Maybe that was the wrong approach. I "published" my post yesterday, even though I am not completely happy with it, and now I'm ready to move on. I'd love to see your opinions on the piece, though, so please comment!

I have several reviews to catch up on. I'll be careful not to paint myself into a corner as I did with THE RISK OF DARKNESS, so you can look forward to my thoughts on such varied titles as THE INDIFFERENT STARS ABOVE and THE CRICKET IN TIMES SQUARE.

And don't forget my giveaways! If you haven't already entered to win a copy of TESTIMONY by Anita Shreve, you have until midnight tonight! Get to it! Enter here. I'll be announcing the winners on Monday.

You've got a little more time to enter the giveaway for the MOTHER'S DAY ASSORTMENT from Hachette Book Group. That contest closes at May 31st. You can enter it here. What are you waiting for?

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all have a wonderful day!


susan said...

Hi Gwendolyn, thanks for coming by. When I saw your name, I thought of the poet. :-) Enjoyed your post.

Wanda said...

I've had my eye on 'Last Night in Montreal' since spying it in the Unbridled Books spring catalouge. It sounds pretty good, hope you enjoy it.

avisannschild said...

Did you ever finish Last Night in Montreal? I just posted my review yesterday. I'd love to know what you thought of it!