TSS: I’ve Been Reading With My Nook!

Sunday SalonWoah! Sunday Salon post. I haven’t done one of these in years. I’ve missed it. I didn’t purposely stop posting them, but it is so easy to get out of the habit of doing something once you let it slide her and there. I miss the personal approach, but to make it easy for me to keep up the habit I will bullet point these, and just let the thoughts flow. We’ll see.

  • This weekend my cousin has come to visit. She is thirteen and wanted to stay for  week, which I had to swiftly veto. Too much going for a long visit at this time, but we have spent the weekend gossiping, reading and having laughs and good food. She is reading A.C. Gaughen’s Scarlet, Robin Hood fan that she is. It was one of my birthday gifts to her back in May.
  • I go in waves of whether I read on my Nook or not. Lately I have been reading a book on it here and there, and I finally finished some books I had been working in for months. Both are books which I had mixed feelings on, so that also might have contributed to how long it took me to read them. One was Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth Winder and the other was Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight by M.E. Thomas. Winders books felt tentative and contradictory at time. It seemed to me as if maybe there wasn’t quite enough for a books on that summer. Thomas’s book seemed largely anecdotal, and while that hold some appeal, it would have helped if it were paired more solidly with research.
  • One book that I read fairly quickly, was Deborah Meyler’s The Bookstore, which I reviewed yesterday. There were moment where it really shined, but I felt a lack of coherence in the characters that made for a frustrating read.
  • The next task that I will set myself is sorting out the Nook. It tends to collect lots of expired ARCS, so I will need to go through and delete those, and then see what I can still read before my time is up. I rarely get to ALL THE THINGS I have bought for the Nook. Sort of like books I’ve bought versus review copies.

For the rest of the day, I will be brunching and reading Duplex: A Novel by Kathryn Davis. It’s super weird, but also really good. What are you all up to? Anything good?

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  1. I love the Sunday Salon. It is the easiest post I write, and often I’m either writing it after a couple glasses of wine on a Saturday night or before dawn on Sunday morning. I like the chit-chatty feel to it. I go through spurts on my Kindle too. I ALWAYS take it with me when I travel, but at home not always. And boy do things accumulate on there. I tend to buy books impulsively that I want to make sure I don’t forget about. My goal is to clear the stack of print books I HAVE to read for whatever reason, then dig in to the Kindle. I know there are good things awaiting.

  2. I recently went through my Nook (and my Kindle) too to weed out what I wasn’t reading or already had read. I archived several that I had read and “moved up” in the queue a few that I had forgotten about. Now if only I can get back to them.

  3. Hi Linus,

    I enjoyed your Sunday Salon. Always love coming by your blog. It makes me feel happy. I also want to read The Bookstore. Doesn’t sound like you were crazy about it. Just finished The Baby Bequest. The Baby Bequest. It’s a Harlequin Love Inspired novel. I thought it would be too simple to enjoy, but I really loved it. It takes place in Wisconsin during the 1870’s. Feeling in the mood for good Historical fiction. Well, have a good day. Bye.