Sunday, May 21, 2017

Good Grief, It's Almost Summer!

Two things that makes my heart go pitter-patter today:

1. My summer starts in (woo hoo!) five days!

2. I will be going to BookExpo America in ten days!


WHAT I READ THIS WEEK (7 Books = A Book a Day!)


 

I think one of these may be the best book I read this year. Can you guess which one?


WHAT I'M READING NOW



Will you be at BookExpo? Let me know if I should look for you in NYC. If you can't make it this year, are you planning to attend Armchair BookExpo? It's not too late to sign up. Register here.


What are you reading today? 



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.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.





30 comments:

  1. The son of one of my best high-school buddies became one of Sherman Alexie's best high-school buddies, and one of the characters in The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian is based on him.

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    1. That's such a fun story. I wonder which character. The wonderful friend at the good school, maybe?

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    2. Of course it would be him. He was such a good friend.

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  2. The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian? It's really worth the hype. Although I suspect that you would like Just Mercy, just by title alone, I've never heard of it.

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    1. You are right on the money, Louise. I was going for Just Mercy but Absolutely True is an amazing book, too.

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  3. It's funny how many of us are touched by Alexie! I had a great friend years ago who was from that res! He would have been younger but I'm sure he was around when we were out there. Not to mention his stunning ability to write!

    So jealous you are going to be at BEA. I'll be Armchairing it again. Attending is on my bucket list!

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    1. Really odd that several people I know have a personal Alexie connection.

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  4. I'm hoping it was Just Mercy... that was one of the best I read last year. Have fun at BEA!!

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    1. It was. It's been a while since a book made me cry...and then cry again...and then cry again.

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  5. I tried reading the Part-Time Indian Diary once, didn't catch me at all :) don't know why. But your reading this week was very impressive! I thought I did well, and I just finished 5 :)
    Have a great reading week!

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  6. You read some really great books this week! I loved Absolutely True Diary and Just Mercy (this is my guess for best book).

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  7. Wow, impressive week for you! Someday I want to go to Book Expo again...I went one time, in 2008, when it was in LA. Before blogging, so it was a different kind of experience for me.

    Enjoy! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  8. Two Sherman Alexie books, eh? A good week then! I loved THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY to bits, and I'm going to Alexie's tour stop here in DC for YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME.

    I'll be at BEA! Maybe we'll see each other on the exhibit floor...

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    1. I will look for you. Based on your profile, I will watch for a person who is
      "taller than you'd expect, with loud laugh to match." LOL

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  10. I put Just Mercy on my "urgent to-read" list after you mentioned it earlier. But I just love Part Time Indian. The humor and pain just stun me. I've been an Alexie fan since the early 1990s, but sadly, don't have any personal connections despite living in the northwest.

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  11. LOL! I can't believe that summer is almost here too! Man, this year is going by pretty fast!


    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  12. Is IS almost summer!! when did that happen? Kinda crazy that next weekend is Memorial day. But I'm glad BookExpo is almost here for all of you attending.

    I am looking forward to hello Sunshine by Laura Dave.

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  13. It would be lovely to go, but my heart will be with everyone there!

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  14. Lucky you for summer starting in a week and BEA! I have 30 days to go, but we don't go back until September.

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  15. I have nine days left then a week to get ready for the movers. I am in a reading slump right now because as soon as I sit down to read, I think of ten others things I need to do. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  16. This summer is going to be crazy busy. My husband is home. My daughter had two pieces in her school's art show. And we got new cement poured at the bottom of our stoop. Come see what I'm reading.

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  17. I didn't realize that Alexie had a memoir. One more book going on the TBR pile. Last time I attended a program where he was the keynoter, things had changed since the other three times I saw him. It was like his filter was gone after his brain tumor. does he talk about that?

    Also: weren't you called to action by JUST MERCY? What a book. What a sad situation.

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    1. He does talk about the tumor. I thought the memoir was much more open than his novel, but I attributed that to the death of his mother.

      I loved Just Mercy. I cried three different times.

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  18. A book a day! That is impressive! I would get through my TBR so much faster if I could read a book a day, haha!

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    1. I bet I'll be reading lots of short books, though.

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  19. Summer is going to be so busy for me this year that I will have to go back to school to rest up! LOL
    I didn't think "Indian" was your very favorite, but I hadn't read any of the others, so I couldn't guess. Have a wonderful time at the conference/Expo!

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