Hello again. I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted in The Sunday Salon. Rather than explain, let me just point you to my previous post, my first post here on this new blog, and jump right back into the fray, talking about my reading.
Since I last wrote a post for The Sunday Salon a few weeks ago (no link since my old blog is gone), I have read two books, abandoned one, added four possibilities from the library to the two I already had out, and purchased three books (last Sunday morning).
The two read were:
- Moonlight Mile, the last in the Kenzie and Gennaro series, by Dennis Lehane
- The Dain Curse, the second Continental Op, by Dashiell Hammett
The one abandoned was Surprised by Heaven: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright. The four additions are:
- My Family and Other Animals, the first in the Corfu Trilogy, by Gerald Durrell
- My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith by Benyahim Cohen
- Fer-de-Lance, the first Nero Wolfe, by Rex Stout
- Hell Before Breakfast: America’s First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire by Robert H. Patton.
The three purchases, which were on sale, were:
- The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams
- Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
- All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Both The Moonlight Mile and The Dain Curse were good, although the latter was a bit confusing and the former wasn’t up to many of the others in the series. I think I’ve read All Creatures Great and Small years ago, and I’ve read parts of My Family and Other Animals previously. The Hamilton book is on the Kindle, but it was cheap so I couldn’t pass it up especially when my wife and I share books and she loves everything Hamilton. My Jesus Year? Just saw it on Overdrive at Free Library of Philadelphia and looked intriguing. The Book of Joy? Who doesn’t need joy in their life?
As for the Nero Wolfe and Hell Before Breakfast, I decided to pick those up last night after talking to a friend on the phone (what a concept). He is a former neighbor, with whom I still keep in contact and we usually end up talking what we’ve been reading. He shares my interest in older mysteries, and in our conversation, we talked about Nero Wolfe, so I decided to pick up the first for a re-read. I think I’ve read most of them. Hell Before Breakfast? He said he was reading so while on the phone with him, I went to the Free Library of Philadelphia and downloaded it to my Kindle.
So how about you? What have you been reading? What do you plan on reading next?
To see what I’ve been reading over the last few years, visit my Goodreads page.
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8 thoughts on “Hello again, Sunday Saloners”
I started My Jesus Year back when I had Oyster (I miss that service), but I abandoned it and can’t remember why. I vaguely remember that the bit I read about being Jewish in the south was interesting. I guess I should make better use of the Private Notes function on my Goodreads account :-). Hope you enjoy it!
We’ll see if I get through it too.
I just love the cover of The Book of Joy! There is something about the two of them that make you smile!
Hopefully the book will too. 🙂
Do you abandon books more readily now than in the past do you think?
Absolutely. Sometimes it’s like throwing darts at a board and then I end up pulling out the darts.
So good to have you back!!
I wanted to go to see Hamilton when I go to NYC at the end of May, but I just can’t make myself spend $500 for a show. So I decided to read the book instead (books are always better, right?) and listen to the soundtrack.
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