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The Sunday Salon - Bookshelves!

The Sunday Salon.com Another Sunday, another Salon. Sunny, warm days here in Portland. I'm anticipating a trip to the beach next weekend with some Library Thing friends, our first face-to-face, so exciting! We'll be staying at Sylvia Beach Hotel - a book lovers' paradise. My partner and I have booked the Alice Walker room; another friend will be in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Room.



I have my new bookshelves installed! And they're rapidly filling up! There's another just like this one on the other side. It's wonderful to get my books out of boxes and crates - though a little intimidating to actually see all those unread titles.

Lots of reading this week, not much time for posting. So here's a pictorial of past, current and future reads.


Here's what I've read or am reading so far for Orange July. I finished We Need to Talk About Kevin yesterday and must say it's quite a disturbing book - rather like watching a train wreck, awful to witness but riveting. I felt emotionally drained at the end - and the writing is so good. Now I've picked up something much lighter, A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian.


This is what's left of Orange July after Tractors. So much good reading ahead. I don't know that I'll get to all of these at the rate I'm going, but even half will be heavenly.





Other enticing titles await after July...

12 comments:

Wendy said...

oooooh, ooooh, can't wait for the weekend :)

The Orange Prize books are almost universally awesome, aren't they? I think I'm going to have to develop some focus on the Orange Prize Project in the next few months. I'll be interested to see what you think of Tractors...I just bought that book at a library sale last weekend.

Terri said...

Wendy - do you recognize the little book angel on the shelf next to the photo?? :o)

SmallWorld Reads said...

New shelves are on my summer list. But first, the room into which they are going must be painted! I have read about the Kevin book on several blogs but I must admit I'm not sure I want to read it. Your train wreck analogy is what I keep reading about...

Wendy said...

HEY! I know that little figure :) So glad she has found a spot near your books, Terri!!

justareadingfool said...

Those bookshelves look pretty steady (not to mention wonderful with all the books on them). Where did you get them? We need more bookshelves.

Terri said...

SmallWorld -- yes, paint went on the walls first, then a new floor, then the shelves. My space was in disarray for a couple of months before the shelves arrived.

If you have doubts about reading Kevin, I'd listen to that. It's not even an emotional roller coaster because there aren't many "ups." I think it's interesting to look at the mind and behavior of someone who would do mass murder, but it's not something I want to read often!

Terri said...

reading fool - they're made by Whittier, a company in Oregon. We ordered them through our Natural Furniture store, but I think you can get them a lot of places.

Jackie said...

I'm interested in your review of Tenderness in Wolves.... I'm surrounded by 2 of their descendants, curled up long weinie cuddle dogs. Don't see much wolf today. They're snoring.

Love, Jackie

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Your new shelves are beautiful. Can't wait to read your reviews. Have fun next weekend.

Literary Feline said...

Have a good time next weekend! A trip to the beach and meeting up with LT pals seems like the ideal way to spend a summer weekend. :-)

Look at all those books! We Need to Talk About Kevin is my must read list. I've heard such great things about it.

I hope you have a great week.

Andi said...

Yummy books! I just picked up A History of Love, and I hope to get to it sooner than later (story of my life).

Julie said...

I have to say that the Kevin book still resonates with me, and I read it two years ago! On Amazon, several commenters said they saw the ending coming. Well, I didn't. And it blew me away. I'll be interested to see what you think of "Inheritance of Loss." I've been in my Indian phase for awhile now, and that's the book I read last week.