Sunday, November 15, 2009

sunday salon: the week in review

It was a weak reading week for me. The end of the semester crunch is here, and I'm frantically finishing final projects. I'm currently reading The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia, which is a fascinating mystery set in the Jewish ghetto of Prague in 1592. It's not, however, the light reading I've been craving this week with school stress. Thus, I'm also reading the third Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel because it is delightful, hilarious and light.

Books finished this week:
  • Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
  • Behind the Bell by Dustin Diamond
Books received for review:
  • Season of Ash by Jorge Volpi from Library Thing Early Reviewers
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson from the publisher
On my television: 
I'm still enjoying Brick City, the five part documentary series about Newark on the Sundance Channel. It aired in September, but thanks to my DVR, I'm finally watching it. 

I also caught up on The Good Wife, which is my favorite new show this season.

I am almost caught up on the new episodes of Law & Order. It's enjoying another fantastic season, but I fear no one realizes Friday night is a good night to watch it. Jeremy Sisto is outstanding, and I'm really enjoying seeing more of Lt. Van Buren's personal life and battle with cancer.

Cool contests:
  • Lisa McMann is holding a huge contest gearing up for the release of Gone, the follow-up to Wake and Fade I'm desperately trying to get my hands on an ARC of the book as an early wedding present. Gone comes out ton February 9, two days after I get married.
  • Want to win a Kindle II? I do! I know the chances of getting one for Christmas are slim to none, so I'm resorting to winning one (a girl can dream!). Bibliofreak is hosting The Great Kindle II Giveaway. When you enter through this link, I get an extra entry too! There are lots of ways to enter. Happy Kindle II wishing! To remind you, I'll keep the button on the right sidebar until the contest ends. Thanks Bibliofreak!


  1. I watched Brick City earlier this year-I thought it was fascinating! I stopped watching the new Law & Orders when the annoying Italian detective was on, lol, but maybe I should start watching again. :)

  2. thanks for the links to the contests! Can't wait to read what you think of Behind the Bell


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