Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday Salon - March 16

The Sunday 
Since this weekend is crazily busy, my Sunday Salon is more of a list format rather than anything intellectual. I am slowly catching up on reading the posts by people in my blogroll. Since I don't have the time to comment very much, this Salon is also a focus on the posts that have caught my bookish eye.

Just finished: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. 
Currently Reading: The Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
Up Next: I'm not sure! Most likely a non-fiction parenting book, either Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen or The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley and William Sears. 

Book Coveting around the Blogisphere:
  • Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan, reviewed by Booklogged at A Reader's Journal 
  • Once Were Warriors by Alan Duff, reviewed by Kookiejar at A Fraternity of Dreamers
  • A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and the Business Solution for Ending Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs, reviewed by Eva at A Striped Armchair
  • Mrs Woolf and the Servants by Alison Light, and Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer Lee, mentioned by Danielle at A Work and Progress. Found here and here.
  • Not a book, but a very interesting edition of World Literature Today, mentioned by Wendy at Caribousmom. (In today's Sunday Salon post...go check it out!)


bethany said...

oh, what did you think of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle?? I read it and liked it, it is more of a fact book, and contains so much info that I that is one that I definitely will need to buy in order to look back on the good tips(I borrowed it from the library).

Megan said...

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle sounds good! I guess that's what we are all interested in. Thanks for sharing what you are reading.

Wendy said...

Oh, I will be very interested in reading your thoughts about Gate of the Sun which has been sitting in my stacks for several months now begging me to read it!

Thanks for the link :)

Nyssaneala said...

bethany - I really enjoyed reading it! I will be writing my review sometime this week. I also got my copy from the library, and took a crazy amount of notes while reading it!

megan - it was good! I'll be writing my review soon, keep an eye out.

wendy - So far, I like it. However, it can sometimes be hard to follow. I have a basic understanding of the Israeal-Arab conflict, but I think a more thorough knowledge would really help in reading it.

Literary Feline said...

I've been wanting to read The Gate of the Sun as well. It sounds like it would be a good one.

I hope you are having a good week!