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.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been primarily reading from my stacks since the 1st...except for a relatively new book from 2013 that I enjoyed: The Rosie Project.

Hope you find what you're looking for...and enjoy.


As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I bet that Singer Sargent exhibit was fabulous! And woot for traveling to Austin this year. I've only visited there a couple of times but it was great.

I just started Dinaw Mengestu's new/forthcoming novel, All our Names, and it's pretty great so far. I enjoyed his previous books, though.

Sorry 2014 isn't shaping up so hot for you, but I'm sure that will change in time!

Book Bloggers International said...

I haven't even given much thought to 2014 releases at this point. I am working on my TBR list so I am trying not to seek them out either or that TBR pile will never have a book read from it! lol

Sandy Nawrot said...

I wish I were so organized that I knew what was coming out. I am completely reactionary.

Allison E said...

Jealous of your SXSW attendance! I love Austin!

Bryan G. Robinson said...

So which was it? Spectacular or ordinary? :) Sorry but I was a little confused there. The exhibit spectacular but the museum ordinary otherwise? Just curious.

wellwell2 said...

Oh I miss the Museum of Fine Arts. Wish I could also go see the Goldfinch and Girl with Pearl Earring at the Frick in NYC right now. I'm not even sure what SXSW is but congrats to your husband.

Booksnyc said...

Austin is on my list - very jeolous of your SXSW attendance! Have fun and I can't wait to hear about your trip!