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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Salon 17 August 2008

Hello, fellow Salon Members! How are you all on this fine, slightly warm Sunday afternoon? Doing well, I hope!

Well, another slow reading week again for me. I had some unnecessary personal drama to attend to, and when I wasn't dealing with that, I was sitting in front of the television, watching the Olympics. Say what you want, but I think these have been some of the finest games that we've seen in some time. I feel privileged to be able to watch these athletes. For me it is all coming down to Michael Phelps. I know some say that calling him the greatest athlete of the modern Olympics may be pushing it a bit much, but you have to admit that what he has accomplished is rather spectacular.

I did finish Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants last week, and if you haven't read this yet, I'd highly recommend it. I was going to read John Scalzi's Old Man's War in anticipation of reading Zoe's Tale for an early review, but my boss was heading out on vacation and needed a book to take, so I sent him with that. I moved on to Hannah Tinti's The Good Thief, and while I'm not too far along with that right now, I can say that I've enjoyed what I've read so far. Hopefully this week I will be able to finish that and at least get through Old Man's War before we meet again next Sunday.

Happy reading, everyone, and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Literary Feline said...

The Olympics have definitely caught my attention this year. I was glad to see Phelps do so well.

My boss took one of my books with her on her vacation too--this one being Likeness by Tana French, an ARE I have waiting in the wings. She loved the first book in the series, which I guess had a bit of a cliff hanger ending that was driving my boss mad. I've been there before!

Have a great week.

Irish said...

The Olympics have caught my attention as well. My only issue with them is that they all make it look so easy...makes me think...oh I can do that. But then they do those montages of a particular athlete and all the work that goes into it and I tell myself...'you know, being a couch potato ain't so bad.'

Anonymous said...

Fat chance I have of watching the Olympics. The Bears nabbed the only chair in the television room and haven't shifted since the games started! I'm glad you enjoyed 'Water for Elephants'. I had to read it for a book group and thought it wasn't going to be my sort of thing, but in fact I was captivated. This is the second mention I've read today of 'The Good Thief'. I'll wait till I hear what you think, though, before I go looking for it.