Sunday, May 29, 2016

A Golf Story, Mental Illness, Street of Eternal Happiness, and Another Sad Cancer Tale

What I Finished Last Week


Happily, I'm still knocking 'em out of the park. Lots of great reads this week. Reviews to come soon. Here are the books I finished this week:
Waiting for Augusta
Side Effects May Vary
Imagine Me Gone
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat
Street of Eternal Happiness
Diana's White House Garden

What Arrived Last Week

 Once again, it was a busy week for my mail carrier. Here's what arrived:
With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck
The Summer Before the War
Still a Work in Progress
The Midadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero


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.


  1. Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat- that's a great title!

  2. I adore the book covers of Journey and Quest!

  3. Nice mix of books. I like the sound of Side Effects May Vary and I heard good things somewhere about The Happiness of Pursuit. Glad your read were all good this week. :)

    1. It's always a good week when you read a lot of good books.

  4. You sure do like books about happiness, lady. What's up with that? ;)

  5. I am really curious about Imagine Me Gone...and I also see several other books I envy. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing..and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. Yes, I was delighted to get a copy of Imagine Me Gone. I loved this author's book of stories.

  6. Wow, you read a lot of books last week! :)

    Week in Review

  7. Lots of reading Deb! And obviously - from looking at your title - lots of variety!

  8. Journey and Quest have pull-me-in covers.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  9. I enjoy sharing Journey with my students but haven't had a chance to look at Quest yet. You said the Gary Paulsen book was a play? Sounds interesting. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. I hope to take a close look at Quest very soon.

  10. I love your variety. I usually really enjoy mental health books, will check that one out.

  11. Such a haul and so many books read. How do you do it? (Jealous!)

  12. I would love to get to Imagine Me Gone and have been hovering over The Summer Before the War at the library. I wish I could read so many books in a week! You're my new bibliophile hero. ;)

  13. The cover for "The Street of Eternal Happiness" is just perfect! I'm going to have to check that one out!

  14. Looking forward to Side Effects May Vary.


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