Thanks to Deb at Readerbuzz for hosting The Sunday Salon. Stop over there or at the Facebook Group to participate.

Week’s Highlight:

We spent the weekend at Pymatuning Lake and had a nice time. We went to a couple of antique shops, ate too much, and just hung out with friends.

Amber took this photo, but it’s on my phone, so I can steal it.


I finally set aside Woman on the Edge of Time. Maybe I’ll pick it up again sometime, but now I’m just not in the mood now I guess. It made me look at all the other books I have set aside to hopefully come back to. Any comments on them? Any you love? Any you think I should just take off my list altogether?

My “to get back to” list:

  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  • Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
  • The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney
  • The Norfolk Mystery by Ian Sansom
  • The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice
  • The Case of the Displaced Detective by Stephanie Osborn
  • The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey
  • Leaving Annalise by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
  • Red by Kate SeRine
  • What Happens at Christmas by Victoria Alexander
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  • The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • A Clockwork Christmas edited by Angela James
  • The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

Last week’s book review:

Looking forward to:

Next weekend is the 24 in 48 Readathon, so I’m hoping to get some reading in obviously.

Next Saturday, there’s a food truck festival that we might stop by. It sounds like fun.


    • I certainly have a DNF list too. But some books I think I’m just trying to read at the wrong time or when I’m in the wrong mood and I don’t want to write off entirely.

  • I like your idea of a “get back to” list. I’ve read a couple of the ones on your list and here are my thoughts: Don Quixote is better abridged (it has lots of repetition that I found a little annoying); Dune was a fascinating book from a philosophical viewpoint, but it did seem to go on and on; In the Garden of the Beasts is good, but it isn’t Erik Larson’s best work; and Empire Falls is good but not great. Just my two cents.

    That picture is lovely!

    Have a good week!

    • Thanks for your thoughts. I’ve read several of Larson’s other books, so maybe I’ll just skip this one. A new Dune movie is supposedly coming out next year and a reprint of the board game is set for next month, so I may have to give it another shot soon.
      I’m not sure how I feel about reading an abridged version.

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