Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday Salon

A slow Sunday for me- (work beckons) but here's what I'm up to.
  • I finished Songs for the Missing, Stewart O'Nan's new book coming out in November. Thank you Barnes and Noble! I'll post a review later this week; I have to think of what to say first!
  • I'm reading The Secret History of Moscow, by Ekaterina Sedia, a post-Soviet Russian fantasy novel about a woman whose sister turns into a bird, and
  • We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin, another Russian, but dystopian science fiction this time.
The other day, visiting a local library, I picked up a used copy of Antonia Fraser's biography of Marie Antoinette; I think that will make great summertime hammock reading, and I found out that I'm getting The Genizah at the House of Shepher from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I am so excited about this book- I haven't received an ER book from LibraryThing in several months (the last book I reviewed here, Pirkei Avos with a Twist of Humor, was from their March batch but arrived at my house in early May, so it just seems recent) and I really, really wanted The Genizah so I'm psyched. I'm auditioning it and another book, Sarah's Key, as possible picks for the library where I work. So we'll see how it goes. It's beautiful weather where I am- I hope you all are having a great Sunday!