TSS: August 2 (July review)

The Sunday Salon.com Goodness, July went by quickly. Here’s hoping August goes a bit slower, or else I’ll feel like I never had a break from school at all!

I took a small break from chick lit this week (actually, I’m waiting for some more Marian Keyes books to come in from BookMooch) and started Glen David Gold’s new book, Sunnyside. I first mentioned it on my Thursday Tea post, and I said that while I wasn’t sure if I’d like it after loving Mr. GDG’s first book so much, I was enjoying it so far (about 50 pages in). Now I’m about 150 pages in and I’m not sure if I want to continue. It’s not the writing, or the story itself, it’s that I’m mightily uncomfortable reading about Charlie Chaplin’s seducing of his first wife, Mildred Harris. When they first met (in the book), Mildred is about 15 and CC is 28. She’s astonishingly childlike mentally (if not physically) and it makes me really uncomfortable to read about CC sexualizing her. Soooo, I”m not entirely sure if I want to keep reading, you know?

Books read this week:
155. Last Chance Saloon – Marian Keyes [rating: 3.5/5]
156. The Other Side of the Story – Marian Keyes [rating: 4/5]

Books reviewed this week:

Demon and the CityDemon's LexiconEastern Standard Tribe
Fly By NightHeroes of the Valley

And:
My Last 20 Books meme

My July monthly review is after this jump:
July’s Reading Stats
17 total books read
total books reviewed
2 ebooks
15 pbooks
0 audiobooks

9 were by authors new to me
0 were rereads!

5 had Egyptologists
2 had ghosts
2 were set in the interwar period

Reading Challenges Status Updates
Seafaring Challenge II (+1, 2/10)

Books Reviewed (click on the cover to go to my review. Ooo, fancy!)

AnybodiesBuried PyramidDemon and the CityDemon's LexiconEastern Standard TribeEonFly By NightHeroes of the ValleyThere Will Be Dragons

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0 thoughts on “TSS: August 2 (July review)”

  1. Yeah, I think I’d be uncomfortable with Sunnyside as well. Hadn’t heard of it before now but think I’ll definately give it a miss. (or possibly, will now read it in order to see for myself)

    Have recently read This Charming Man by Marian Keyes and wondering why I haven’t read everything she’s ever written.

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