Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Salon-ing, Post-Armchair BEA, with a Giveaway!





I went crazy in the last few weeks, agreeing to read and review books, and signing up for BookCrossing bookrings, and using my gift cards at B&N, and swapping books at PBS, and requesting books from the library, all in preparation for those Lazy Days of Summer that start at the end of next week. 


The books, in response, have been pouring in. I have a huge stack of library books awaiting me now, with titles I've had on my wish list for a year, like I Dare Me and Supersurvivors and H is for Hawk and Cartooning: Philosophy and Practices. I have Second Reading and Uncle and O's Little Book of Happiness from B&N cards. I have Savory Baking and The Secret Life of Salvador Dali here from Paperback Swap. And oodles of review books, including World Food Alphabet from Frances Lincoln and 40 Fun Fables from August House. I have pulled a few from my TBR that I'd really like to read this summer, like As I Lay Dying and Lone Star.

Gracious alive. Where do I start?





Hope you'll enter my $15 Book Depository Giveaway.
It runs through next Saturday.



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.  It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.


16 comments:

  1. I get tingly all over just reading the titles of these lovely books. I know you can hardly wait for summer reading to begin, but I hope you enjoy this last week of school :)

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    1. Since I'm going to be open one day a week this summer, I think the last week won't be so final.

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  2. A nice line up of books for summer, Deb Nance. Enjoy!

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  3. You are certainly set for summer!

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  4. I'd start with the book on Dali. For some reason, he's always fascinated me.

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    1. This book has been on my wish list for over a decade.

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  5. Summer reading... it's the best! Enjoy!!

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  6. Enjoy the lovely books! And how great that you can look forward to the Lazy Days of Summer...that song was one of my favorites, back in the day.

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  7. I have no idea where you should start, but I hope all your reads are fantastic!

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  8. It sounds like you had a book frenzy there. I'm curious about the book H Is for Hawk so perhaps you should sink into that one!

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  9. Book cray cray craaaazy!!! Where to start? Just go eeny meenie miny mo ...hahaha

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