Monday, August 3, 2009

TSS The Sunday Salon July in Review

Salon Sundays may be found here.

Books read:

71.Ben, In the World by Doris Lessing (178 pages)

72.Home Repair by Liz Rosenberg (328 pages)

73.The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (466 pages)

74.The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover (243 pages)

75.Little Bee by Chris Cleave (272 pages)

76.The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar (367 pages)

77.No Such Creature by Giles Blunt (273pages)

78.Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden (232 pages)
79.The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (531 pages)

80.Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (205 pages)

Pages read: 3,095

Books reviewed:

Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden (Ireland) Orange Prize shortlist 2009
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (England)
No Such Creature by Giles Blunt (Canada)
The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover (US)

A Mercy by Toni Morrison (US) Orange Prize longlist 2009, Nobel author

Ben, In The World by Doris Lessing (England)
Nobel author


Alphabetical Index of all Books Reviewed

Current Reading Challenges
on a single page-click on baby reading in sidebar
Completed Reading Challenges
on a single page-click on woman reading in sidebar
Poll on rating reviews, still open,
sticky note at the top of the home page


The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover Ended July 27, winner was teabird.

No Such Creature by Giles Blunt until Aug.3
The Tree That Was by Sandra Fuhringer until Aug.13

Challenges completed:

Summer Vacation 12/6 trips through books, 6 reviewed

Classics Challenge 4/4

Library Challenge - 50/50 borrowed books

Pub Challenge 9/9 books published in 2009

Themed Challenge - 4/4 books on music
The 2nd Canadian Book Challenge - 28/13, 12 reviewed

New Challenges:

Japanese Literature 3

Color Me Brown

What an Animal II

Literary Road Trip

A Well Rounded Challenge

Random Reading Challenge

Popular Penguins Reading Challenge

Martel-Harper 3
What's in a Name? 2
The 3rd Canadian Books Challenge

Weekly books and reading features:

What Are You Reading On Mondays? 4

Mailbox Monday 1
Library Loot 2
Waiting on Wednesday 2

Wondrous Words Wednesday 1

"Read 'Em Yet?" Wednesdays 1

Booking Through Thursday 1

Haiku Friday 1

Cover Attraction 1

Salon Sunday 2

What's on Your Nightstand? (monthly)

Orange Prize 2009, all nominees, winner, and books read
Forewords:The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

August's upcoming reviews:

The Angel's Game by Carlos Luiz Zafon (Spain)
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (Mexico)

The Translucent Tree by NobukoTakagi (Japan)

What did you read or write about in July?

Questions, opinions, reading recommendations or links to reviews are welcomed. I'd love to read them.


  1. Looks like you've a great reading month! :)

  2. wow! NICE! see you have done only one cover sttraction post!! why!??? :)

  3. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  4. *Nana: I'm curious to know. What is it about my list that surprises you?

    *Veens: Wednesday is such a busy day for me. I do Library Loot, Waiting on Wednesday, and sometimes Wondrous Words. I'd love to do Cover Attraction too but I find that most people only read one of my posts on any given day, no matter how many I put up. I'm just not sure it's worth it. Besides I couldn't compete with you, you're so good at it. :)

  5. Thanks for participating in Color Me Brown. I don't recall seeing your link. Going back to see.

    I enjoy your reviews and I love the diversity in your reading. You always have selections I want to add to my tbr.



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