Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sunday Salon #3

I finished off Admit One this morning and got my review up. It was a very fun book to read. I started The Little Book by Selden Edwards later this morning but have only read the first two chapters. From the back cover: "More than thirty years in the making, The Little Book is a time- and convention-bending first novel that announces the arrival of one of the most inventive and original novelists of our time." This is an advanced reading copy that I received from Dutton and the note from the editor at the front of the book says that this is one of the five best novels he has ever read. So I am really looking forward to getting into it!

This week I received the following books:

The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colin, "The story of an orphan girl's remarkable journey from poverty to film stardom."

I, Robot by Howard S. Smith, a sci-fi story along the same lines as Isaac Asimov's robot stories of the same name from the 1940s. With vastly improved technology, of course.

Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood by Taras Grescoe, "An eye-opening look at aquaculture that does for seafood what Fast Food Nation did for beef."

All going in my To Be Read pile...look for reviews in the near future!

2 comments:

Marie said...

I'm interested in Admit One, too- but too many books, not enough time :-) thanks for the kind words about my layout- the first time i put the banner up it had a big ole spelling error right in the middle (it said boston bibILophile!)! good luck beating the heat, it looks like we have a couple more days to go :-)

The Tome Traveller said...

It's so easy to have a typo and completely miss it when you are reading along! I am astounded by my TBR pile, at this rate I'll either have to live to be a hundred or quit my job! Oh well, it's lovely to see that stack of books there...

Thank you!!

Thank you to Beth at Beth Fish Reads and to The Blogger Guide for helping me to customize my template and to Andrea at The Little Bookworm for improving my header!!

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