Sunday Salon: A Little Bit of This and That

 Even though I’m supposed to be participating in the 48-hour Book Challenge this week, I’m doing everything but read.  So I’m calling it quits. There’s always next year.

Instead of reading, I’m going to focus on the books I need to review and there’s something in it for you too! First, here’s the five books that I need to review:

  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
  • Sugar in My Bowl by Erica Jong
  • Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner

Since I have such a huge backlog of ARCs that I need to read, I’m giving myself until Friday to review the five books mentione d. To add a little pressure to my task, I’m giving away the last four ARCs. They’re all in good condition though I’ve dog-eared Tolstoy.  I’m also giving away a limited edition poster of Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers along with my ARC of the book. All you have to do is leave me a comment, letting me know which package you prefer: the four ARCs or the The Sisters Brothers poster and ARC. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday morning.

So what are you reading today?


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16 Responses to Sunday Salon: A Little Bit of This and That

  1. Allie says:

    I have Tolstoy sitting on my nightstand to start tonight. I’m looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it as well!

  2. amymckie says:

    Ooohhh can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Silver Sparrow. I haven’t read it yet but am really looking forward to it.

  3. Anastasia says:

    Oooo, definitely read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making first! Because I’ve heard it’s amazing!

    (Also, could I be entered in the Sisters Brothers giveaway? 😀 Yay contests!)

  4. Laura says:

    I would love to receive the package of ARCs. Thanks for giving them away. I really want to read Vaclav and Lena. I have a backlog of ARCs as well and I’m trying to get to at least two reviews this week.

  5. Alpa says:

    Not sure if your give away is international … If so, can u enter me for 4 arcs … Tolstoy looks interesting

  6. Beth F says:

    I’m finishing up a great audiobook and reading a fun cozy mystery. No need to enter me in any of the drawings, but good luck to others. I can’t wait to get to THe Sisters Brothers

  7. Bree says:

    Definitely in for the 4 ARCs. I want the purple chair! 🙂

  8. Eva says:

    Ohhh: Tayari Jones has a new book coming out? Awesome! And you know that Tolstoy book sounds fascinating to me. 😉 So I’d love to win the ARC package.

    I’m reading: The Small House at Allington, The Summer of the Big Bachi, Across Boundaries, and More Than Good Intentions. I need to start a new audiobook! 🙂

  9. Andi says:

    Cool! I’m going in for the 4 ARCS. I have been dying to read Tolstoy and the Purple Chair. Hope your week is off to a good start!

  10. zibilee says:

    I’m sorry to hear that the reading didn’t go well this time around. I would love to be entered in your giveaway for the set of 4 ARCS.


  11. Aths says:

    I can’t wait to read Silver Sparrow and Vaclav and Lena! Both are high up in my TBR! I know what you mean about review backlog. I have managed to have a good number of them pending now. I really need to get writing!

  12. I hate when I get backlogged. I tried to get a little bit unstuck, this weekend. Good luck in all of your goals!

  13. Doret says:

    I finished Mat Johnson’s Drop the other day. It was very good. Reading My Life, The Theater and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff. Only a few chapters in but so far so good.

  14. Ash says:

    I have Silver Sparrow and Sugar in My Bowl from BEA–hopefully I’ll get to those soon!

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