Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Sunday Salon - Decision, Decisions



My quandary on this wet, dreary Sunday has nothing to do with my current reading. I'm still chugging along with The Sorrows of an American, and it just keeps getting better. However, I have NO IDEA what to read next. I expect I'll finish Sorrows in the next day or so, and I have a stack of juicy review books just waiting for me to pick them up. Take a gander at some of these:




There are a few others on the stack, but these are the ones that jumped out at me immediately. They all look great, and I'll review them all over the course of the next month or two, but isn't it tough to have them all screeching from the stack, looking so alluring?

So, what do you think? What should I read next?

20 comments:

  1. Huh, looks like a major case of eeny-meeny-miny-moe LOL!

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  2. Can't wait to see what you think of the Brottman book about reading. It sounds interesting.

    ~Kristi (Passion for the Page)

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  3. I'm in the same boat, and while I should read more for the Once Upon a Time Challenge, I'm not feeling the fantastical right now. Instead, I'm opting for Laura See's Peony in Love.
    Good luck with whatever you choose next.

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  4. Samantha...amen to that!

    Kristi, that may be my next pick. It sounds too good to resist.

    Andi, I should be reading more for it, too. I considered picking up Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty next, but the review pile is making me feel guilty.

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  5. Oh, and I can't wait to hear how you like Peony in Love. I have Snow Flower and the Secret Fan on my stacks, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

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  6. I'd love to leave an astute and insightful comment, but alas: I've neither read, nor heard, of any of these! Are you sure you still want to blog with me?

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  7. LOL, no worries, Bellezza. I hadn't heard of many of them until they arrived on my doorstep!

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  8. I finally had to put my stack of TBR's behind closed doors. They rest peacefully in the bottom of my armoire in the bedroom. I always have a devil of a time choosing something new, particularly if I've really loved the last thing I've read.

    I've not read any of these on your pile, so I can't help you out.

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  9. I love Jane Gardam and I'm particularly interested in that Mikita Brottman title - I'll have to see whether I can get hold of it!

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  10. Oh definitely the Jane Gardam. I love her. She's one of the very few short story writers I read.

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  11. The People on Privilege Hill looks interesting. Why not do what I do and start one, forget you're reading it, start another, and another, finally remember where you put the first one, and end up reading all of them at once?

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  12. Becca, all of my books live in a closed office. It really does help keep me sane. lol

    Litlove, good luck getting hold of the Brottman, and thanks for the tip in regards to Brottman!

    Thanks so much for the tip, Ann!

    Stu, now there's an idea! :)

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  13. I'd go for the Millar because I read his "Fairies" book and found it hilarious but strangely underwhelming. I'd love someone else to read his latest and tell me how it is. ;)

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  14. I just got After Dark out of the library, so I say go for that one!

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  15. My husband just read the Millar book and has been pushing me to read it . . . I am intrigued, but it's still way down on my list. I would love to read your review/thoughts when you get to it.

    BTW I discovered you from the Dewey weekly geek thing! Your blog is cool!

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  16. Too many choices huh? I think that's part of my problem. The Lonely Werewolf Girl looks interesting.

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  17. I just finished Keeper and Kid and thought it was pretty good. Did the author solicit you, too? He asked if he could send me a copy for review. Nice signed hardcover. I enjoyed it, for the most part. Now to write a review without hurting any feelings... Don't get me wrong. It was really good. Just have a few quibbles, but you never know how these authors will react. And they all seem to have Google alerts now!

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  18. I heard a good review of the Jane Gardam book the other day. It's short stories I think - so you could dip in and out, which I like in a book sometimes. I'll be interested to see what you pick.

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  19. I personally really want to read Keeper and Kid. Hmmm, I wonder if there is any chance the library has it. I am checking now.

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  20. Nope. Author of Keeper and Kid, find me and email me! :P

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