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Sunday Salon: Birthday Books
The Sunday Salon.com Happy Sunday, Saloners! I celebrated my 24th birthday this past week, and pulled in a lovely haul of books. Some of them are quality books, with a lot of literary merit; others are, erm, fluffy.

From my parents:
*The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
*Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
*When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

From Michelle:
*The Matchbreaker by Chris Manby
*Sex...in Uniform
*Rites of Spring (Break) by Diana Peterfreund

My own purchases:
*The Secret River by Kate Grenville
*Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
*Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

The books from Michelle are not books that I would have purchased on my own, with the exception of the Peterfreund book (which I had in fact already purchased and read, so I will probably just list one copy on BookMooch, since I've always had a hard time telling people that I already own books they've bought for me). And I probably won't read the uniform book, since I think she purchased it due to a long-running joke we have. She knows I don't read books that are gratuitously smutty like that (and that was not what I had in mind a few months ago when I said I wanted to read more short stories).

Breaking Dawn is already read and completed, but I will probably write a real book review for it within the next few days, so I won't say anything here. I've also been continuing to plug away at The Shadow of the Wind. I'm off work Tuesday, so I'm hoping to get a chance to get some quality reading time in. Additionally, the Book Awards II Challenge started on Friday, and so I'll be devoting some time to that as well this week.

Have a great week!

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