Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Salon and Sound Off #3

By Peter Fong
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Hey all, hope you've had a great week of reading/writing.
This week was a spotty week for me: I didn't get much reading or writing done, and a few of the books I did read weren't as good as I thought or hoped they'd be. So disappointing! Especially when you have a limited amount of time to read and a staggering TBR...but I'm sure y'all know the feeling all too well.

On the upside: I joined the staff of Lit Stack!! If you haven't been to their awesome site, please check it out.
What you'll find this week:
In addition to this, I was notified that I've been picked as a 2012 World Book Giver. So on April 23rd,  me and my girls will be heading on over to our local community college and then the maternity ward to hand out out 20 copies of whatever title I'm given. I picked I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, but I won't know for certain for a while. I know the majority of people picked the Hunger Games Trilogy. Have you read any of those titles? What do you think of them? My 12 year old read them and thinks they're right up there with moist chocolate cake and ooVoo.

Some great pieces I came across this week:

And now for the books:

I won both of these titles in a giveaway on Theodora Goss's blog. I knew my oldest daughter would get a kick out of this book's construction (it's like an accordion) and the love story. I haven't vetted it yet for her, but I'll get to it sometime this week.


The Big Chill meets The Group in Deborah Copaken Kogan's wry, lively, and irresistible new novel about a once- close circle of friends at their twentieth college reunion.

Um, they had me at The Big Chill, one of my favorite movies. Excellent writing, divine acting, a killer soundtrack! I can only hope this book lives up to the promises.

This week, I'll be participating in a blog tour for Camilla Lackberg's The Preacher, a follow up to The Ice Princess.