The Sunday Salon: 15th November 2009

Books read and reviewed:

This week I reviewed Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I also finished reading Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain this morning. It was not an easy read but I learned a lot from it – I’ll post my review later.

Blog updates:

You may have noticed that I’ve made one small addition to the left sidebar – this is a list of links to international book giveaways. There are not many giveaways which are open to those of us outside the US and Canada, so I’ll try to keep the list updated every time I discover an international giveaway.

I also now have an A-Z list of reviews which I will add to every time I review a book. There are only two books on the list so far because my blog is still so new, but I’m sure the list will soon start to grow!

Finally I want to tell you about a new feature coming soon to this blog – it’s called Great Books and will give me an excuse to revisit some of the great books I read before creating my blog. Although I have a very long TBR list, there are some books that are so good they deserve to be read more than once. Great Books will be an occasional series in which I’ll re-read and review one of my all-time favourites.

4 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: 15th November 2009

  1. Emily says:

    Your new feature sounds like an excellent idea- I feel sometimes that I get caught up in reading and reviewing new books that I don’t always go back and revisit old favorites. I also find I review a lot of first books in a series and don’t move on to the second book. I should do something about this. Thanks for the post!

  2. Trisha says:

    I love your new feature. I’m an avid re-reader, but my entry into book blogging has been really pushing me to read and review new-to-me books instead of re-reading my old favorites. Great idea!

  3. Frances says:

    Also like the idea of your new feature. We do tend to get caught up in the books of the moment, and this will be a great means to re-connect with not only past reads but back and mid list titles. Happy reading!

  4. Helen says:

    Thanks for the comments. I’m glad you all like the new feature! I love discovering new books, but I also enjoy re-reads…I often find I notice things I’d missed during the first read.

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