Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sunday Salon - June 24

Can it really be the last week of June already? I haven't gotten to a lake, river, or even a swimming pool yet! It was too hot the first part of the week to even be outside but the past few days have been great for sitting out on the patio reading.

I found this great bookshelf on Pinterest the other day and I must say I love the idea of combining two of my favorite things. I doubt I can convince The Big Guy to hang a gutted baby grand piano on the wall, though. It did make me wonder what I might be able to do with an old upright. Hmmm...

I started Peter Geye's The Lighthouse Road this weekend. You may recall that Geye's Safe From The Sea was one of my favorite books of 2011 so I've got high hopes for this one. Leif Enger, of Peace Like A River, has this to say about it:

 The Lighthouse Roadis a cinematic thundercloud gusting across the northern landscape Peter Geye so clearly loves.
With its conflicted heroes and their seafaring, bootlegging, lumber-camp agonies,
this book understands hard work and heartbreak -- it takes no shortcuts but delivers its cargo in generous style,
a tale wrapped in blizzards and viewed through the glass eye of history.

Geye has his work cut out for him with this one. Not only does he have his first book to live up to, I started it on the heels of Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone, which I loved. It's been a while since I can say I really loved a book. I almost didn't start The Lighthouse Road just yet until I could put a book I wasn't hoping to love in between these two. 

This week I'll be reviewing Louise Young's My Dear I Wanted To Tell You and The Chaperone. I'm not sure what Fairy Tale Fridays will bring this week - I've been distracted from my plans the past couple of weeks so I may just wing it.

What are you reading this week?

**I have no idea what is happening with the bottom half of this post! I'm going to have to stop using copy and paste - I end up fighting with my posts every time!**

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