It’s been a busy week for me and I have only posted one review this week – The Rendezvous and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier. I’m now reading (re-reading, really) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as part of a group read at Goodreads and also as part of the Christmas Reading Challenge. I used to read it every Christmas when I was younger but haven’t read it for a few years now, so I’d forgotten some of the details of the story and am enjoying my re-read! Also, as mentioned in my previous post, I received my first book from LibraryThing Early Reviewers yesterday – A Warrior’s Life: A Biography of Paulo Coelho by Fernando Morais. From the synopsis it sounds like Paulo Coelho has had quite an eventful life!
Something else I’ve been working on this week (and will need to continue working on for a while longer) is a profile of M.M. Kaye’s The Far Pavilions for the Book Drum website. Book Drum is a new site that aims to provide pictures, videos and information to help enhance our understanding and enjoyment of hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books. They are currently holding a tournament with prizes for the best book profiles – the closing date is 31 January 2010, so there’s still time to enter.
I had a nice surprise on Friday when Kath from [Insert suitably snappy title here…] named me one of her five best blogs. I feel very honoured as I’ve only been blogging since October! To continue the chain of love (as requested by Kath) I’ve listed below five that I always enjoy visiting, though still being relatively new to the book blogging community I’m discovering great blogs almost every day – I’ll highlight some more in my next Sunday Salon post.
Enjoy your Sunday!