02 August 2009

Sunday Salon: My Week with Sinclair Lewis

It took me a little over a week but I finally finished reading "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis. I don't think it took me this long to read "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and it had twice as many pages. However, "Main Street" was 451 pages of small type and big ideas so it required more concentration.

Anyway, that's one more book off the 1001 Book list -- yay! Unfortunately, it wasn't on my main TBR list -- boo! It did give me fodder for several different posts, though, including one on my main blog and a spoiler-free review below.

Speaking of my main TBR list, mine just keeps on growing! It was 80 titles long at the beginning of the month, and as of this writing has jumped to 100. I say "as of this writing" because I haven't done my Sunday book blog tour yet. I know I will add at least 10 more books once I start reading other bloggers' reviews. The good news is that I have at least five books from my TBR list sitting on my bedside table and four of them are light reads, so I should be able to make a small dent in the list this week.

UP NEXT: I'm letting the due dates on my library books decide for me. That means I'll be reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder next. It is part of the "cosy mystery" genre. I used to read a lot of books in this genre when I was about 12, before I even knew it had a name. That was 30 years ago; I wonder if I still enjoy these kind of books.

1 comment:

Brittanie said...

Although it is outside my normal reading area once I started the Hannah Swenson mystery series I was hooked. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder on. I can't wait for the next one to come out this winter. Plum Pudding Murder. :)