Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Salon (April 26)

We're having unusually warm weather here in the Midwest with temps in the mid 80's which is very unusual for April. The sunshine and warmth are nice and definitely lift the spirits. I had a busy week with only one review posted on Matrimony by Joshua Henkin, which was my book club book for this month. I hosted my book club this week at my house which always takes extra time to clean, prepare appetizers and dessert, etc. We had our first author chat with Joshua Henkin which was a wonderful experience. We weren't sure what to expect and how it would go but we all had a great time talking about the book, talking with Josh who was very funny and kind. You can read my post about it here.

I also served an amazing dessert at my book club, this recipe was recommended by my friend Mary at Bookfan-Mary for Barefoot Contessa's Lemon Yogurt Cake. It was fabulous and everyone loved it. It was the perfect spring dessert served along with blackberries and raspberries.


I'll be hosting a Hachette Book Blog Tour tomorrow for Follow Me by Joanna Scott and will be posting a giveaway the next day, on Tuesday, so check back for both of these posts.

I'm currently reading:

The Laws of Harmony by Judith R. Hendricks

Esther: It's Tough Being A Woman by Beth Moore (Bible Study)


Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit bestowed upon me the 2009 Friendly Blogger Award. I was so thrilled to receive this award. Thanks so much Serena! Make sure to visit Serena's wonderful blog! There are so many friendly bloggers out there and I will bestow this upon those who have been especially friendly and helpful to me as a blogger:


Peeking Between the Pages

Life in the Thumb

Thoughts of Joy

Janel's Jumble


At Home with Books

My Cozy Book Nook

Bella is Reading

Book Reviews by Bobbie


  1. Bonnie, thank you so much! I'm glad the cake was a hit :)

  2. How wonderful that you have warm weather. I think I would have been nervous about the author chat too. I'm glad to hear that it went well.

    Thanks for passing the Friendly Blogger award on to me!

  3. Thank you for the award! I will be sure to mention it.

    I read and reviewed Laws of Harmony, I hope you enjoy it, I liked it.

  4. Bonnie, that cake looks yummy-I printed the recipe. Thanks for posting where I could find it!

  5. Congrats on the award Bonnie! Oh that cake sounds so good - two of my favourite flavours lemon and raspberries!

  6. Congrats on the award Bonnie and thanks for passing it on to me. I wish you'd send me some of your nice weather-we had snow most of the day.

    I'm just going to write up my review for Follow Me now and settle in for the night. Have a great weekend!

  7. Hey Bonnie! I have an award for you on my blog. You can see it here:

  8. Hope you enjoyed your warm weather! I've seen that cake on The Barefoot Contessa but haven't tried to make it yet. It looks sooo yummy.

    I'm glad the book club meeting went well too. Josh Henkin is one of the hardest working authors out there. He is constantly promoting his work and he has been very kind to book bloggers. You've gotta love that.

  9. Hi Bonnie,
    Congratulations on winning the '2009 Friendly Blogger Award'!! You deserve it ever-so-much! :-)
    Thank you for thinking of me and giving me this Award too! It means an awful lot and it was so generous of you!! :-)

  10. Thank you, friendly friend! :) I appreciate your help as well.

  11. The lemon yogurt cake sounds delicious! I love watching the Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network, but I've always been too intimidated to try my hand at any of her recipes. Congrats on the award! Hope you have a wonderful week (and yes, I am working my reader backwards...seems to always happen that way which is why I commented on your newer post yesterday...). :)


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