The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.
It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
So Happy Sunday Everyone!
Right now our family is on Baby Watch. My son and daughter-in-law’s baby is due to arrive any day. Everyone is so excited. The due date was yesterday, but you know babies arrive in their own time. I will keep you posted.
I reviewed The Darling Dahlias and The Cucumber Tree.
It was my April Just For Fun Book.
Leann Sweeney dropped by for Cozy Wednesday.
The Cat, the Wife and the Weapon: A Cats in Trouble Mystery
is the fourth in the series and you can still enter to win a copy.
I also hosted a Virtual Book Tour for Mark Gilleo’s Love Thy Neighbor.
Another wonderful debut.
The Long Stitch Good Night is the latest Embroidery Mystery by Amanda Lee and it’s another must read. You can check out my review here.
I also wrapped up some giveaways and am
participating in 2 Blog Hop Giveaways Right Now.
Just Click the images in the sidebar if you would like to enter.
You can click on the Current Giveaways tab above to find my personal giveaways.
The UPS truck did not bring any deliveries but
I did receive a couple of e-books that sound really good.
Can you overfeed your reader?
A few months back I never thought I would want an electronic reader. I like the feel of a book in my hands, that new book smell, turning the pages, a pretty bookmark to mark my spot. Then a good friend sent me Kindle. She neglected to tell me how addicting these readers are. She didn’t warn me about all those free books out there available with just a click. I started with a few from NetGalley and then I signed up to receive emails from Pixel of Ink and Ereader News Today.
When you get hardcovers and paperbacks and put them on your To-Be-Read shelf you get to see them everyday. You know they are waiting patiently for you to pick them up and enjoy them. The biggest problem with an e-reader is that To-Be-Read shelf is hidden. You only see it when you turn the e-reader on and then scroll through the listing of titles. This hidden TBR shelf can grow and grow, you keep downloading books, feeding your reader more books than you can possibly read in any foreseeable time frame.
Last week I admitted I am a Book Addict and proud of it. Then I realized my addiction is worst than I thought. I think I am becoming an e-book hoarder. As long as I am the only one who sees my hidden To-Be-Read shelf I can pack away as many books as the reader will hold. I am going to try to stay away from the free book offers I really am, but some are just too good to pass by. Oh dear, I may need a support group for this. Is there anyone out there like me? How many books are waiting for you on your e-reader? I have 131 waiting for me and thankfully only a handful are for review. This is a habit I can change, oh but those covers look so inviting. I will stop, soon or maybe later. Maybe my e-reader needs to go on a diet. I wonder if there is a Biggest Loser plan I can follow
Until then I have a free book offer to share with you so you can feed your reader too. Last month I took part in the Virtual Blog Tour for Brian Holers book, Doxology. I received an email last week asking me to spread the word that this book would be offered free on April 26 & 27 at Amazon.com. It is already free if you are a Prime Member. Here’s The Link.
Happy Earth Day!!
I hope you all have an awesome week.
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