Sunday Salon: Post-Break

I spent the last week with very little internet access, which lead to me finishing nine books and getting halfway through Kitchen Literacy by Ann Vileisis. With several long flights I anticipated reading a couple of books here and there, but I had not anticipated running out of printed books. Good thing I had my iPad with me!

  • The Buffalo Solider (Chris Bohjalian)
  • The CAFO Reader (Daniel Imhoff)
  • Dreaming Anastasia (Joy Preble)
  • Lasso the Wind (Timothy Egan)
  • The Queen’s Fool (Philippa Gregory)
  • The Secret (Beverly Lewis)
  • Sing You Home (Jodi Picoult)
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See)
  • Somewhere to Belong (Judith Miller)

I am hoping to review all (or almost all) of the books I read over vacation but this will probably take some time. Some of the books I read were fantastic and others…not so much. I really need to stop downloading free books from Amazon. I haven’t found a single one I actually like! I also downloaded two books I paid for and read one of them — Jodi Picoult’s Sing You Home.  Picoult’s books are like my comfort food, but the tears her latest novel induced did not seem to comfort the lovely German couple I sat next to on the plane. Whoops!

Today, I have to finish a little bit of homework and then I plan to finish reading Kitchen Literacy. Jet lag, time zone changes, and daylight savings time is throwing me for a loop so I’m really not sure how productive I will actually be. I’m still in that post-break haze.

The Sunday Salon:

The Sunday The Sunday Salon encourages bloggers to get together –at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones– every Sunday and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on each other’s blogs. Salon participants are encouraged to blog about their time spent reading, pages read, information about current reading, discuss a reaction to a book, state what they plan to read the following week, or make suggestions for a group read.


  1. Barnes and Noble does a lot of free/cheap books too, and I’m always tempted by them because, well, free books! But so many of them are romances, or middle books in a series, that I just know I won’t like. I wish there were some better books that go on sale as ebooks.


    • I guess I’ve become accustomed to free books (i.e. from the library) of quality, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with the free books from Amazon.

      I once downloaded a free romance novel once as I literally had nothing to read. It was terrible! The thing I hate the most is getting to download a free book and finding out the ending its not included. So annoying!


  2. Wow, you got through a lot of books! I haven’t traveled yet with my Sony Reader, but I’m almost hoping to run out of printed material just so I can say, “Good thing I had my Reader!”


    • It was really nice to have it. Although, I had absolutely no printed books for the flights back home and I was petrified that my iPad would run out of charge leaving me with nothing to read. It lasted the whole trip but only because I turned it off to watch two movies.


  3. That’s horrible about the free books that Amazon offers. Ugh! Kobo offers free books but I haven’t been interested in trying any. I’m with Kim, if better ebooks were offered at cheaper prices, I would probably buy more than I do now.


    • I agree. I’ve read many an article on why eBooks are the price they are but I do not buy books at full price unless they are textbooks for school. It’s hard for me to stomach the cost of buying a $15 eBook. I think I’d feel better about the price if it was a printed copy.


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