Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Salon

The Sunday

It's Sunday once again! The last Sunday in May. . .how can this be? 2009, where have you gone? I am, however, happy that the warm, humid weather is here. It can never get too hot for me (crazy, some call me). I purchased furniture for my deck this week and I have been outside reading. It's so relaxing: me, my book, my cats and the sun. Honestly, can it get any better than that? It's really just the little things. . .

Speaking of new things this week, I received an invitation to join Amazon Vine! I've been trying to figure out how one becomes a "Vine Voice" and didn't realize it was by invitation only. I selected my first book on Tuesday (arrived on Friday) and Thursday was sent another newsletter to select two more books.

As summer rapidly approaches, I've been thinking about my summer reading plans. These last few weeks, I've been book browsing at my library, Borders and Barnes & Noble, reading reviews on and other book blogs to come up with a summer reading list. I decided I want to read light, fun beach-worthy books this summer. I'll also have to keep reading books for the challenges I'm participating in.

I'm open to any suggestions that any one has. Here's what I have so far:
  • Here Today, Gone to Maui by Carol Snow
  • Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham
  • The Queen of Babble series by Meg Cabot
  • The Beach House by Jane Green
  • City Dog by Alison Pace
  • Hounding the Pavement by Judi McCoy
  • Beach Trip by Cathy Holton
  • Easy on the Eyes by Jane Porter
  • Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison
  • The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax
There are also series that I would like to start and/or complete and several young adult books that have been recommended to me.

What about you? Do you prefer to read light, fun books in the summer? Do you have a summer reading plan?

Happy Sunday, Saloners!


  1. Holly's Inbox was really good! A big book but a quick read! I also have The Queen of Babble series, The Beach House and The Accidental Bestseller in my TBR pile!

    And any idea how you got an invite to Amazon Vine? I've been trying to find out to become a vine voice too!

  2. When I logged on to Amazon, the invitation appeared on its homepage. I think it has something to do with the number of helpful reviews you write. I'm not sure if it's in a certain period of time or not.

    Do you post reviews on Amazon? If so, keep posting!!