Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday Salon and BAFAB

I'm currently reading two books. The first one is The Boat by Nam Le, which is actually a collection of short stories. I've read two of the stories, both of which are pretty good. It's been awhile since I've read any short stories, but the endorsements for this particular book were incredible. The funny thing about short stories is that you just feel like you there...really into it and then it's over. :)

I'm also reading The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti which I received from Book Browse's First Impressions program. I am really loving this book so far. It's different from my normal reading fare, which is always a good change. It seems it will be available in August, so you might want to keep your eyes open for it, if you haven't already scored an ARC.

And finally, I'm a week late with Buy a Friend a Book Week, but I'd like to join in the fun anyway. So if you leave a comment on this post, I'll enter you into a drawing for one of my favorite books of the year so far. You can read my list here. To double your chances, blog about your favorite books of the year so far and sign the Mr. Linky on this post.

There are just a few modifications to be made to the list. Songs for the Missing is not available yet, so it cannot be chosen for this giveaway. The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings Ewen and My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay are both books I forgot to put on that list, so they can both be chosen!


Julie P. said...

I'm still dying to read THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING!

Marie said...

I know what you mean about short stories; a good one gets you so absorbed!

windycindy said...

Hello, I also would enjoy reading
"The Girl Who Stopped Swimming!"
Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Deborah said...

please enter me, i would love to win My Hands Came Away Red!

gautami tripathy said...

I have put up a link on that post. Count me in for Silence!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

I look forward to your "The Good Thief" review. :)

Ivan Girl said...

i would love to read The Other Boleyn Girl. :)

if you're sending international, please toss my name in the hat. :)



bookroomreviews said...

Thanks so much! Another one who wants to read The Girl who stopped Swimming:)

trishtheconqueror said...

Thanks for having a giveaway! I linked to your blog here:
Silence and The Moon in the Mango Tree both sound great. I would be very happy with either book.

Livin Life 13 Weeks At a Time said...

I would love to win one of your books ! I always looking for something new!

Debbie said...

I'm also still waiting to read The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

Bunny B said...

I'd love to win a book! Thank you so much for the chance!
bunnybox9 at gmail . com

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robynl said...

Enter me please and thanks for a book from your awesome list.

My fav's have been:
Adopting Alyssa by Denise Patrick
Tall Tales & Wedding Veils by Jane Graves

PopinFresh said...

Please enter me for Names my Sisters Call Me by Megan Crane.


~ Popin

PopinFresh said...

Sorry, I forgot to add that I made a post about this contest too, over at

stampedwithgrace said...

I'd like to read either Silence or The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. they both sound good!

trentonreads said...

I blogged about your contest:

I'd love The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.


ReadingRobin said...

Please enter me for My Hands Came Away Red!
My favorite this year was Healing Stones By Nancy Rue and Stephen Artburn and Trophy's Wives Club by Kristin Billerbeck.
Thanks for the drawing!
cmrobin at bellsouth dot net

Alessandra said...

Please enter my name for "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming"! Thank you for this chance!


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