Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Salon: March 4, 2012

The Sunday

I am writing this post from NY but was supposed to be writing it from Lake Tahoe. I had a vacation planned for this week but always knew it was "at risk" due to some things going on at work. The inevitable happened and I had to cancel but I am hoping I can maybe get out there by mid week and salvage the last half of the week. Having pictures like the one below texted to me from friends that are already out there is not helping my mood today! Anyway, next week's TSS will hopefully be filled with pics from snowy Tahoe.

The Indie Lit Awards are given to books recommended and voted on by independent literary bloggers. Nominations have closed an now those of us on the panels are discussing and voting on the short lists for our categories. My category is memoir/biography and there is a great selection of books this year - I can't wait to see which one wins and to be able to tell you all what I thought of each one!

Last year I attempted to read Midnight's Children as part of Reading Buddies led by Erin of Erin Reads and, although I really enjoyed the complex story and detailed writing, I got pulled into some other things and had to put the book down. So when I saw that Arti, Mrs. B and Bellezza were planning a read a long this year, I decided to join in and finish the book. The read a long takes place over the next 3 months - the book is split up into "books" and we will do about one per month. Check out their posts if you are interested in joining in!

Have you seen the Scene of the Blog feature on Kittling Books? In this feature, Cathy takes a peek into the blogging and reading spaces of book bloggers. I am very flattered she asked me to share my space and you can check it out on her blog this Wednesday March 7th.  

In case you missed it
In the past two weeks, I have posted the following reviews (the links take you to the reviews):
 Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo
 First You Try Everything by Jane McCafferty
 The Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson  

Coming Up This Week
 Review of I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
 Post on interview with author Jane Green about her new novel Another Piece of My Heart (giveaway too!)
Review of Miss New India (audiobook) by Bharati Mukherjee

Hope you all have a good week!


  1. That totally stinks - I'm so sorry your vacation plans have been derailed. I always look at Scene of the Blog and can't wait to see your space.

  2. Sorry about your vacation. I'm excited to read your review of I've Got Your Number.

  3. Hope you get things cleared up on the work front so you can get out to Tahoe!

  4. Hope you get to salvage part of the Tahoe vacation Colleen.

  5. Bummer about Lake's so peaceful there. Hopefully you can still make it for part of the week!

  6. So sorry about the vacation... hope you're making plans to escape now :-)

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