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!
What have you been watching on television this summer? I finally finished all the episodes of House on my DVR and I am now working through the episodes of Blue Bloods. I can’t believe I have gotten so far behind. I love the new HBO show Newsroom. Mr. Dollycas and I anxiously await each new episode. The series finale is on this Sunday. I have also been watching Big Brother, Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef. Shows I can read while watching. I still carve out 40 minutes of Days of Our Lives each day. I fast forward through the commercials. I have found myself with the television off and just reading more often this summer. I wonder what the fall lineups will do to my reading time. Some shows you can read while watching, others need your full attention.
Week in Review
Tuesday – I reviewed Sour Apples (An Orchard Mystery) by Sheila Connolly. This is one of my favorite cozy series.
Saturday -Where Are You Reading? Books by State I posted about a project I have been working on for some time. I have participated in challenges that are based on where the story takes place.
There are a some states that have hundreds of books set in their locale like California and then there are some like Delaware or West Virginia that have me searching the internet for books set in those states. I noticed that many of the internet lists either don’t include my favorite genre of cozy mysteries or may just list the first book in the series. I also found that just because several books in a series are set in one certain place not all books in a series take place in that state. For example Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek series is based in Pennsylvania but travels for entire books to Hawaii or California.
I decided to make my own lists based on what I have read and will be adding shelves with friends suggestions. There are already been some friends recommendations added.
I have also linked to a GoodReads Shelf for each state for everyone to get even more ideas.
As time goes on I will be adding pages for books set outside of the United States and U.S. Territories.
This will be a forever project. Challenges usually start in January so hopefully these new pages will help you map out your “literary road trip”!
Don’t forget to check out the Feed Your Reader Giveaway Hop! Not only are there some great books being given away but your could win your choice of an e-reader!!