Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday Salon: Lazy Day

Last night's performance of 9 to 5: The Musical was wonderful. The show is laugh out loud funny and the performers did a marvelous job. It was over way too soon, if you ask me.

I really haven't a clue what to write about today, and so I've decided that I'll just chime in with with a quick mention of how I will be spending my day (which book I will be drowning myself in) and leave it at that.

Although my purse is big enough to carry a decent sized hardcover book, I decided to travel light to the theater in Los Angeles last night, and so The Tenth Case by Joseph Teller, a mass market paperback copy, came along for the ride. I do not especially like to watch the road when my husband is driving through L.A. traffic and so having a book handy is a must. Plus, it makes the time pass all the more quickly.

I enjoy a good legal thriller now and then, and already I am quite taken with Joseph Teller's novel--he has a great "voice", with just the right amount of humor. I hope to spend much of today with defense attorney Jaywalker as he defends the accused murderer, Samara.

My immediate TBR stack has been growing lately instead of shrinking. I received a copy of Traci L. Slatton's historical novel Immortal in the mail yesterday. It's stopping over for a short visit before heading to its real home over at Melody's. She was lucky enough to win a copy in one of J. Kaye's giveaways. I also received a copy of Christine Weiser's Broad Street, the first release by a new publishing outfit called PS Books. This novel is about an all girl rock group that is trying to make it onto the Philadelphia music scene during the mid-1990's.

Other books added to the ol' TBR collection:
Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir (recommended by Megan)
Guernica by Dave Boling (recommended by Wendy)
Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors
Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman
Signs in the Blood by Vicki Lane (recommended by Karen)
Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff

Week in Review:
ARC Challenge Wrap Up
Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne George Review
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Review
Off Topic Chatter

Also, just a little reminder of the Get Smart! Back to School Reading Bonanza Giveaway. I fixed the link which has been wrong for who knows how long. I apologize to anyone who was wondering why in the world I would link a contest that ended a couple of months ago. Lesson for today: Make sure links work and send people to the right place before publishing post. The last day to enter is tomorrow.

Happy reading!


  1. Hi Wendy :}

    I like plays when well performed, glad you liked 9 to 5. I used to go to quite a few plays when I lived in a city, now I live in the woods...:P

    I am going to take some time of from "Sunday Salon" until I can concentrate better and live my life without all this upset, next few weeks, lawyers and of course a judge...scary even when on the good side which I definitely am.Stupid,stupid ex...and he is French like me, you'd think that would matter??? Noooooooooooo! idiot.
    Sorry Wendy for this tiny venting.
    I am still on MIDDLESEX which is so good a read, I can forget trubles and get into the book, wish I could stay there for a few weeks...:}}}}
    I hope you have a nice peaceful Sunday, my friend,

  2. Glad to know you liked 9 to 5, since I'm seeing it this week myself :-)!

    Broad Street sounds like a novel that would interest me. I'll look forward to reading what you think of it.

    Have a great week, Wendy!

  3. Do you know how long it's been since I've seen the movie 9 to 5?? I'm glad you liked the show though.

    Broad Street sounds really good. I may have to try and find it! I can't wait to see your review.

  4. Sounds like a good book and a good Sunday to me! Enjoy your day and have a good week :)

  5. Tears of the Desert is a very powerful book. Make sure you have a box of tissues handy when you read it.

  6. My TBR seems to be growing instead of shrinking too! Have a great Sunday!

  7. Having grown up in Philly and really "into" music during the 60's, BROAD STREET sounds like a great book! In fact, I just now ordered it from Amazon.

  8. You made me laugh by not wanting to watch the road when your husband drives. Are we married to the same man? I feel like mine teleports us every where we go, traffic or not. Eek!

  9. 9 to 5 as in the movie with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton?

    So, can I admit that at least one of the titles over at the new publishing place is very problematic for me? The one about the band sounds intriguing but... they all sound like something Gloria Steinhem would read. I'll be interested in your review.

    Have a good week reading!


  10. CJ - The musical 9 to 5 is based on the movie that was made many many years ago. Dolly Parton wrote all the music and lyrics for the show and the original writer of the movie script came up with the script for the musical. It worked out very well, I thought.

    Bellezza - We very well could be married to the same man the way you describe your husband! LOL

    Lynne - I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Broad Street!

    Yvonne - Yours is growing too? We must get right on it then. I think if we cut out sleep all together, we might make better progress.

    Kathy - Oh, most definitely! I think yours was the second review of the book I read which put me over the edge and made me snap it up.

    Samantha - It's been a good day. :-) I hope you have a great week too.

    Stephanie - It's been ages since I've seen the movie. I think my husband has actually seen in more times than I have from our discussion of it last night.

    Florinda - I hope you enjoy the musical. It was a lot of fun. I didn't go in with high expectations, admittedly--nothing could be as good as Wicked or Les Miserables, after all.

    I heard that on opening night some equipment broke and Dolly Parton jumped on stage and did a number while they got the part fixed. I was kind of hoping that would happen while we were there, but then it wouldn't have worked as well without Dolly. Anyhow, enjoy the show!

    Sylvie - We don't go to the theater as often as I would like. It costs so much for tickets, gas and then parking . . . I do enjoy it when we can go though. :-)

    I understand your need to take time off. You have so much on your plate right now. Take care of you--we'll be here when you come back. You are always welcome to vent to me. That's what friends are for.

    I am glad you are enjoying Middlesex and that it is helping take your mind off of things. Books are good for that. :-)

    Take care and good luck!

  11. Ooooh Wendy, I like the expression "which book I will be drowning myself in". Like you, my TBR pile is increasing at an alarming rate and today another box of books from Kinokuniya has just arrived, same time with the MPH delivery! *faints*

    Please send my regards to your furkids. :D

  12. Alice - And that's exactly what I did. :-) Another box of books! I wouldn't mind if one showed up on my doorstep today, but I probably won't be so lucky.

  13. Mistress of the Revolution is a good book. I liked it.

  14. Wendy, I have Broad Street and Guernica in my TBR stack as well.

    Just finished Immortal last week. Can't wait to see what you think of it.

  15. I have LOVED Dolly ever since I was a little kid (don't worry, I didn't seen 9 to 5 until I was older). I wish I could read in the car without getting dizzy and/or a headache. Especially on those 6 hour trips to and from Mississippi to Georgia!

  16. I'm so glad you received the book from J Kaye! Take your time to read the book, Wendy! Happy reading! :D

  17. Thank you so much for letting me borrow the book, Melody! :-)


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