Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sunday Salon # 4


This was a fairly uneventful reading week. I did finish Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. What an awesome book. When I review it, it will be getting a 5/5. I can't even begin to describe how much I enjoyed this book. It was one of those that you found yourself thinking about at various times during the day. Wondering what would happen next instead of focusing on what you should be doing.

I've been procrastinating on my reviews. I still need to write a review for The House of the Spirits. I don't like writing negative reviews so I've been putting this one off. I also "won't" write the review for Bel Canto until I'm done with the review for The House of the Spirits.

CURRENTLY READING:

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. This is only my second Atwood book. I've also read The Handmaid's Tale, which I really enjoyed. So far I'm only 63 pages into The Blind Assassin and I'm not sure what to think. The back cover said there are several stories in one. It is also over 500 pages so it may take a little while to get going

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. I'm still enjoying it as much as last week. I'm currently at the point where the wizard accidentally flies away leaving Dorothy stranded in Oz. Here is a difference between the movie and the book. In the book Dorothy head South to find Glinda to see if she can tell her how to get to Kansas.

WHAT I BOUGHT THIS WEEK

Nothing!!! And nothing showed up from PaperbackSwap either.

CHALLENGE UPDATE: by finishing Bel Canto I was able to add a "check off" to...

  • A ~ Z Reading Challenge (P Author)
  • Spring Reading Thing
  • Orbis Terrarum Challenge (South America)
  • Book Awards Reading Challenge (Orange Prize)
  • Book Around the World

Personal Update:

To those of you following my never ending foot saga. My MRI revealed a SECOND "new" break on my foot that resulted from my fall at work one month after my original fall. : (

I can't go back to teaching until May 22nd. IF I get the OK from the doctor that is. He better give the go ahead ! No wonder I was having so much pain at physical therapy and when I tried to return to teaching. I had a newly broken bone! Yikes...

6 comments:

Table Talk said...

No, I'm not good on negative reviews either, especially if I happen to have been given the book free to review; it seems so ungracious somehow.

Joy said...

Sorry to hear about your latest break. What an oddly ironic kind of sentence. :)

Lezlie said...

What a bummer!! I hope all your foot issues resolve themselves ASAP!

Lezlie

Wendy said...

Ouch, sorry to hear about your broken bone!

Bel Canto is on my stack TBR - and so I'm looking forward to your review. I read The Blind Assassin last year...it is a little slow at the start, but I ended up giving it a 4/5 rating. Not my favorite Atwood, but definitely worth the read. Hope it will pick up for you!

Literary Feline said...

I do hope your foot heals quickly--and smoothly! I am looking forward to reading Bel Canto. I am glad you enjoyed it. I don't like writing negative reviews either. Good luck with that.

Have a great week!

monster paperbag said...

I've read The Blind Assassin and I immensely enjoyed it.

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