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The Sunday Salon

My week in reading:

The Flood-Tide, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The Gabriel Hounds, by Mary Stewart
No Dark Place, by Joan Wolf
The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory

I’m currently in the process of reading The Aviary Gate, a novel set in the Sultan’s harem in the Ottoman Empire in 1599. It’s pretty good.

This summer the flow of ARCs coming into the house slowed down—and yet this past week I’ve received more ARCs than I have the whole summer so far! I guess it’s to be expected—the publishing industry generally slows to a standstill over the summer months, then picks up again for the fall. I’ve received some good review copies, too: The White Queen and The Aviary Gate are review copies, and I also received copies of Rebecca Stott’s new one, The Coral Thief, as well as a novel called Grace Hammer, by Sarah Stockbridge. Both of these two are coming out next month, so I’ll have to get them read before or during my vacation—hard to believe that in three weeks’ time, I’ll be in London!


I missed the summer ARC deluge season since I wasn't accepting as many books before we moved. Which is good, in a way, because I don't have a huge backlog waiting for me, but I can't help but wonder how many great books I missed out on and will end up reading later.
Alyce said…
I've got The White Queen too. That's so exciting that you get to go to London in three weeks!
Booklogged said…
I am in awe of you people who get 4 books read in a week. It's so terrific. I think I must dawdle too much, not just in reading, but in everything. I'm going to push the faster button and see what happens.

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