Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sunday Salon - Bookish Thoughts & Challenges

I have missed the last few Sunday Salon's. Life has simply taken over and I find that I do not seem to have enough hours or energy in a day to achieve what I want to.

I sat a few weeks ago on the settee, with the dog watching the opening ceremony for the Olympics. I thought we did a fantastic job of presenting a great lead up to the games and I suddenly thought of a great idea for a book challenge based upon the Countries participating in the Olympics - all 204 of them. The challenge to be completed by the time of the Olympics in Rio in 2016. 204 books in 4 years. I can do it, do you want to join me? You can read the details of the challenge HERE.

Since I last wrote I have been contributing to the long admired blog, Historical Tapestry. The site has a nice new template and continues to be a great book and historical site.

I finally found a local book group, which meets every month at the library. Last month's book was a challenge  - Slaughterhouse - Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Our current read, for discussion this week is The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Review will be up soon!

Meanwhile, I read and reviewed a great book, aimed at children, but I loved the mix of history and postcards. The book was Postcards from a War by Vaita Oelschilager, which had some great illustrations. It is a quick read and whilst aimed at children, it is well worth a read for all ages.

Anyway, that is it for this week. Hope to be back next week. Organisation allowing!


  1. Sounds like a great second son and his three teenagers went to the Olympics in London this year.


    1. Are you going to join me? Yes the Olympics were great.

  2. Anonymous8:39 pm

    Good idea for a challenge. I'm trying not to do anymore challenges at the moment, but I usually do give in.

    Your bookgroup knows what good writers are! Sounds great.


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