I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads & Instagram connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

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!

3 comments:

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.