Sunday Salon

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I haven't done a Sunday Salon in a couple weeks! I've just been so busy I guess. In that time I posted the following reviews:

The Housekeeper and the Professor
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott (if you haven't watched the book trailer yet that I added at the bottom of that review, you need to... it's so funny!)
The Third Rail
Hannah's List (this one has a giveaway for the book and a chance to win a visa gift card until April 30 so go check it out!)

Tomorrow I'll be posting another similar review with 3 chances to win the book and a chance to win a visa gift card again so stay tuned!

This week an update came out on the Nook so I was able to download that. It has games, a separate wifi button, and turns pages faster. The new update also allows you to read e-books for free for an hour a day if you are in the store. I'm not completely sure what the point is since if you're in the store you could read as much of the actual book as you wanted. But then, I guess it works better for me because I would feel totally guilty if I read very much of a book in the store and then I'd also have to worry about keeping the book in brand new shape. So anyway, I tried that out for like a minute and need to go back sometime. I'm not sure if it will keep what page I'm on or not so I'll have to look into that.

I've decided to join a couple more challenges and they're both for publishing imprints: I'll be joining the Reagan Arthur challenge (I read The Unnamed earlier this year that is part of that challenge) and I'm going to join the Amy Einhorn challenge (of which The Help is one of the books). I think they are both ongoing challenges created to support the imprints, so should be fun.

I feel like there really isn't anything interesting to say. I'm going to finish up another book today for which the review will be posted tomorrow. OH, I finished reading both The Forest of Hands and Teeth and its sequel The Dead Tossed Waves and loved them both! This is surprising for me because I've never liked or been at all interested in zombies, lol. But the review for those will be up in a few weeks. That is all for now. Hope everyone has a great week!


Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

Have you tried surfing the internet on the Nook yet? Pretty nifty feature!! I'm SO glad I got the Nook! We can get updates without having to buy a whole new Nook!! Love it!

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I haven't been interested in zombie wither but I was finally worn down and read The Forest of Hands and Teeth and thought it was a pretty good in setting up the sequels and describing what went on without the graphic nature that could drive me away from the story. I just picked p a copy of The Dead Tossed Waves yesterday and I am looking forward to seeing what happens next.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Can you believe it's less than a month away from BEA?

I have yet to read the Carrie Ryan books. I am way too behind in Young ADult.

Melissa said...

Can't wait to read your review on The Forest of Hands and Teeth..I've been debating whether to give it a try.

Jenny said...

Jennifer -- not yet! I definitely need to try that! Yeah, I was worried about what happened when they updated, but looks like we have it made!

Nicole -- I was surprised at all the things about Dead Tossed Waves that was different than the first book. I thought "what else can you do with zombies" LOL

Michelle -- I know!! How exciting!! We need to exchange phone numbers soon and plan on meeting up!!!

Melissa -- review will be up mid may. I can't get over the irony in my really really liking that book, LOL!!

Zibilee said...

I opted for a Kindle this Christmas over a Nook. I am not yet sure if I made the right choice, as I think that the new software updates may make it more functional than the Kindle. I hope you have a great week and that you do well with your new challenges!

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