Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Salon

Not much to say about this past week. A girlfriend and I went to see the John Singer Sargent watercolor exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, which was absolutely spectacular, but otherwise it was pretty ordinary. My husband and I made plans to attend this year's SXSW conference in Austin, where he'll be a speaker, so I'm pretty excited about that.

What are you planning to read in 2014? Like, what new releases? I've got to tell you, I'm having a hard time finding 2014 releases I'm interested in. The galley room at work is overflowing, but I'm like, eh, I'd rather read a Booker winner from the 80s than anything here. I need some guidance.

This morning crime writer Stav Sherez, whose book A Dark Redemption was one of my favorites of 2013, published this list of crime novels that aren't crime novels. Are any of your favorites here? Anything to add?

Another article I enjoyed was this one about hits and misses from 2013. Guaranteed to boost your TBR pile, different publishers weigh in on the books that should have been hits, and the ones that were.

I think that's it for me. I hope you have a great Sunday! Sunday Salon is now a Facebook group.