Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Sunday Salon: November in Review

I am pretty sure that this has been the most pitiful reading month I've had in a couple of years. I can't believe it's possible—I feel as if I must have missed recording something!—but apparently I have only finished one book this month, Kate Morton's The House at Riverton (review here). I am, quite frankly, shocked and horrified. What in the world have I been doing?

I am nearly finished with The Echo Maker by Richard Powers. I'm fascinated by this book about a man with a traumatic brain injury, as my oldest brother sustained a TBI 6 years ago. Hopefully I'll have that finished and reviewed in a few days.

I really enjoyed being part of Children's Book Blog Tour for This Is the Feast by Diane Z. Shore. I participated in only two Sunday Salons: The Sunday Salon: October in Review and a discussion on British Lit or World Lit? Thanks for the great responses on the latter! Sunday Scribblings and Weekly Geeks got just one post each: Sunday Scribblings #137: Stranger and Weekly Geeks: Author Fun Facts.

And that is just about the extent of my contribution to the book review and writing world for the month of November. I think that in December I should spend less time trying to beat my husband on various word games on Facebook and more time reading!

How was your November reading? Book reviews and much more at The Sunday Salon. Join here.


Bluegirl said...

Most of my months lately are worse than your November!

Have you read A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell? Check it out if not.

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

Isn't it funny that I got House at Riverton and The Thirteeth Tale at the same time!? After reading your post I can hardly wait to get started - if only those ARCs were not in my way! November was a tough reading month for me as well. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!