The Sunday Salon: What a crazy July!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


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Have you guys also noticed an odd leaf yellowing and falling down? Because, the other day, I was greeted with a bunch of them just fluttering about. It's certainly too early for Fall, but heck am I ready for it! The heat's insanely intense I'm surprised that I haven't vaporized yet. I spent a good amount of July on the road and on a flight I'd rather not talk about. So it's surprising I got any reading done. Quite a few of my reads are Newbery medal winners and graphic novels, so that kind of explains it. On the plus side, I can finally say that I've found my ideal summer read - a graphic novel.

Books of the month

LucilleBud, Not Buddy

Other Reads

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's WivesHello GoodbyeGingerbread Girl
Anya's GhostNever Knowing

Reviews posted
  1. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  2. The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
  3. Hello Goodbye by Emily Chenoweth
  4. Lucille by Ludovic Debeurme
  5. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
  6. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
  7. Fleeting thoughts - Number the Stars / Bud, Not Buddy / The Lonely Hearts Club
Traveling with my books this year
I'm thrilled to have hit Africa last month. That was a long time coming.

View Traveling with my books (2011) in a larger map


12 comments:

bermudaonion (Kathy) said...

I haven't noticed any yellow leaves around here, but I'll be looking for them now.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've read Never Knowing and The Uncoupling...want to read State of Wonder.

Enjoy the thought of fall coming soon....close your eyes.  Imagine it cooler.....Is it working?

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Man Of La Book said...

I really liked The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=407) I'm looking forward to hear what you thought about it.

Helen Murdoch said...

What a great week of reading! And I love seeing the map in the post. I'll have to do that next time I do a month in review. It's so satisfying to seeing all the pegs, isn't it?

Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said...

I love the cool stuff you find :) Happy week!

JoV said...

Leaves falling already? Bring it on! I do love Autumn than any other season. Looks like you had a great July and as crazy as my July! :)

zibilee said...

Oh, I wish it were time for the leaves to be falling here! It's Florida, so it's only, like, 100 degrees out there everyday, and it seems like summer lasts until October! I know what you mean about feeling like you could vaporize! I am glad that you are liking the graphic novels. I need to peruse a few of these myself! I hope you have an excellent reading week!

Bibliophilebythesea said...

Please don't mention leaves falling again:( I'm so not ready for another winter like last year...LOL

Jennifer G. said...

I was just noticing some yellow leaves the other day.  I do like fall, but I'd rather skip the snow that follows!  And I love the map.  I track this with my shelves on GoodReads, but I like the map idea. 

I checked out a bunch of graphic novels from the library the other day, mostly ones that you had recommended!  They seem to be all I have the brain power for in this heat.

Enjoy your week!

Ti said...

I noticed the leaves here in So Cal last friday. They were all yellow and crispy from the 100+ degree temps...falling here and there. The quality of light is saying Fall but the temps still say Summer.

Lenasledgesblog.com said...

Bud, Not Buddy is a staple in my house. Every one of my kids has read it. It's a fantastic book. I've heard great things about The Secret Lives....  Well, it's still hot here in my neck of the woods. Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I'm looking forward to it.

Athira / Aths said...

Yeah, I absolutely love looking at the reading map! It's one of the nerdiest, geekiest, most fabulous reading-related things I've done, lol!