The Sunday Salon - My Week So Far...

This will be my very first time participating in The Sunday Salon, so I'd like to start out simple with some stats on my reading so far this year.
Books Read - 56
Total Pages - 15856
Average Books Per Month - 9
Male Authors - 41
Female Authors - 15

So that's not looking too bad overall - I really do need to get in some more female authors though. With 56 books read I am now 75% of the way to completing my 75 Book Challenge over on LibraryThing.

As for posting reviews, I did get 3 done and blogged Songs For The Missing by Stewart O'Nan, Candy Girl by Diablo Cody and The Game by Teresa Toten. In the coming week I will be blogging about Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst, Her Last Death by Susanna Sonnenberg, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr and Meeting Evil by Thomas Berger. (fingers crossed lest I procrastinate)

A quick list of what I am currently reading:
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Isabel Burning by Donna Lynch
  • Blankety Blank by D. Harlan Wilson
  • The Night Country by Stewart O'Nan
  • Too Beautiful For You by Rod Liddle
  • And the perfect way to end my first Sunday Salon (although my TBR stack is starting to tremble quite precariously) Here are the books I scavenged on my weekly trek through the bookshops. I decided to go book shopping without a list or a plan in mind, so my finds are a mish-mash of books recommended to me and blind buys.

    From the giant Chapters/Indigo store I got ...

    Another stop I made was at The Dartmouth Book Exchange one of my many favourite used bookshops. Here's what I picked up there ...

    And finally while shopping for laundry detergent at the local drugstore, I couldn't resist picking up these three books ...

    So if anything I have a whole summers worth of reading from one day of shopping, now I just have to stay away from the library so I can get a good start on these books first :/

    Happy reading everyone!!

    For anyone who wants to join in on The Sunday Salon click here for information on how to sign up and take part in the fun!

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    Andi said...

    Welcome to the Salon! What a great bunch of books you bought. I read a A Density of Souls many years ago, and I remember loving it. The best part: the first line! It's one of my favorite first lines in any book anywhere. So atmospheric and foreboding.

    I also loved The Book Thief, and I have Naked on my stacks. Enjoy all your new goodies!

    Anonymous said...

    I second Andi's welcoming you to The Salon. It looks like you have a good stack of books there. It is difficult though to stay away from the library, isn't it?

    Anonymous said...

    Welcome to the Salon! I read Songs for the Missing, too, though I didn't care much for it. I am jealous of The Book Thief. It's been on my wishlist for since March, but I have yet to get a copy. I have Kafka on the Shore on Mt. TBR, too.

    Alix said...

    Glad you're enjoying The Book Theif, I was in tears by the end, it is just wonderful.

    Looks like you have lots of good reading material for the summer.

    S. Krishna said...

    Congrats on your first Sunday Salon! Those are some great books!

    Julie said...

    Welcome to the salon! I'm eager to hear about Meeting Evil. I haven't read that one but I've read & enjoyed a number of other books by Thomas Berger.

    Linda Jacobs said...

    I've heard good things about The Book Thief so I guess I'll have to pick it up.

    Welcome to the Salon. I've only been participating for a few months but like it's relaxed style.

    Book Zombie said...

    Thanks to everyone for all the welcomes ... The Sunday Salon has been a great experience for summing up my week in relation to books and especially for reading all the amazing blogs everyone shares!

    tanabata said...

    A bit late but welcome! You got a great bunch of books! I read Kafka on the Shore recently and loved it! :)

    Debra Hamel said...

    The idea of keeping a record of pages read has always appealed to me, but I've never done it. For those of you who do, do you just count the official page count of the book, or do you correct for blank pages in the book?