Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Salon: Busy Ruth, not Bookish Ruth this week.

The Sunday
I've had a wonderful (but busy) week, which was capped off on Friday by a fantastic visit from family. I didn't have much time to read during the week, but I'm making up for that today.

I'm finishing up with Kaimira: The Sky Village and starting on The Wednesday Sisters. I'm also hoping to finish Mythology by Edith Hamilton, which I've been reading in gulps for the past few months.

Kaimira is my June book for Early Reviewers, and I've enjoyed it quite a bit. I'm eager to see where the rest of the series will take me.

I picked up The Wednesday Sisters after hearing the buzz from other bloggers. I'm only about 50 pages in, but it's great so far. I feel a real kinship to the characters; the fact that they're all bookworms is incredibly endearing.

Mythology is a book I picked up for my own edification. I never studied Greek mythology in school, and have always wanted to study it on my own. I have a good amount of knowledge of Egyptian mythology (I was considering a career in Egyptology for awhile) but previous to picking up this book, I knew only the basics of the more popular Greek and Roman myths. This book has been an excellent guide and I've enjoyed it immensely.

I really need to get caught up on my reviews. I posted one for Tan Lines (If you're looking for a fun summer read, be sure to check it out!) earlier this week, but I have several more that need to be written. Hopefully that will make for a steady stream of new content throughout the coming week.

I'm hosting a giveaway for a copy of First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader. If you haven't had a chance to enter, please leave me a comment on this post.


  1. check my latest post if you haven't already!

  2. I've heard such good things about The Wednesday Sisters - I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

  3. I keep hearing about The Wednesday Sisters but haven't picked it up yet.

    As soon as I finish One More Year, I'm picking up Tan Lines... it's got to be a better book.

  4. Lenore: Thanks for the heads up! I'm thrilled to have won your contest.

    Carrie: It's excellent so far. I'm really enjoying it!

    KoolaidMom: You're the third or fourth person I've heard from who disliked One More Year. I read part of the first story, but couldn't really get into it. I'm going to give it another try but I'm not too hopeful about this one. At least it's a short book.