Welcome to The Sunday Salon, where we get to sit back and enjoy our weekend paper.. or our fellow blogger’s Sunday posts. And scroll to the bottom to get to my Sunday Swap List.
This week, I’ve been reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. What a lot of fun it is! I am not in the mood to read review titles, and Wolf Hall has been on my shelf since it came out. And of course the sequel is already here, so it was time to bite the bullet and read Wolf Hall, especially since there is a read along going on for it right now. Since that’s a chunkster, and work has been stressing me out lately, that’s pretty much all there is to say about my reading this past week. And I’m still recovering from whatever stomach bug has attacked me. ‘Stick a fork in me’ has been my mantra this past week.
Have you guys seen The Classics Club? I am SO itching to join in, but I have to get my priorities straight first. There are so many others that I want to read NOW, such as getting back to my old favorites like Jean Plaidy and Georgette Heyer! Those are ‘classic’ and classy authors, but they are not considered Classics in the way the club is set up.
Speaking of Heyer, I have a 3 book giveaway still ongoing courtesy of Sourcebooks, who has reissued most of Heyer’s titles. Enter the giveaway here, it’s open until Wednesday.
August 24 is the Partial to the Past Giveaway Hop, and I’ll be bundling some of these left over unswapped HF ARC’s here for that giveaway. I’ve GOT to get rid of some of these ARC’s, I’m forgetting what I have because some books are stacked in front of others. I bought two of the same vintage Kathleen Winsor’s books because I am so disorganized. I will go ahead and just post the paperbacks to paperbackswap to try and move these out if there are no more takers for these via the blog. I had really wanted to minimize the single book-at-a-time type shipments though. So if anyone is looking to deal, I’d probably do a 2 for 1 type thing, so please contact me!
Many reviews can be found in my Reviews Master List.
I Love You to God and Back by Amanda Lamb (used paperback)
In A Treacherous Court by Michele Diener (new pb)
At The Kings Pleasure by Kate Emerson (book #4)
Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory (used ARC)
The Shadow Queen: A Novel of Wallis Simpson by Rebecca Dean (used ARC)
Notorious Royal Marriages by Leslie Carroll (older ARC & has a little stain on cover even though I never read it)
Wickham’s Diary by Amanda Grange (small book, an ARC)
Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell (used ARC)
A Darcy Christmas by Grange/Lathan/Eberhart (used ARC)
The Gilded Shroud (a Georgian mystery) by Elizabeth Bailey (used PB)
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (used ARC)
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan (used ARC)
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie (used pb)
Come a Little Closer by Dorothy Garlock (used pb)
Pendragon’s Banner by Helen Hollick (used PB)
The Shadow of The King by Helen Hollick (used ARC)
General Literature/Women’s Fic:
This Must Be The Place by Kate Racculia (used ARC)
Mothers & Daughters by Rae Meadows (used ARC)
The Darlings by Christina Alger (used ARC)
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (used pb)
The Land of Painted Caves by Auel (ARC)
Edge of Dark Water by Joe R Lansdale (ARC)
*I have updated this list as I have parceled books out. This list was longer originally, so your eyes are not deceiving you if you are coming back to this post at a later time than the original post date.
For easier access, I have attempted to add these titles to my Goodreads To-Swap shelf. That way, you can see ratings etc and figure out if they are something you are interested in. I will keep that shelf there as well so I don’t have to continually create a blog post with the books. So at anytime, just email or comment if you see something you are interested in, and feel free to post your own available books as well.