Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sunday Salon


It's a steamy 90+ degrees in Cambridge today, so I think it will be a great day to stay inside with the central air conditioning and some good books. I'm still working on The Genizah at the House of Shepher, which I'm really enjoying, and this week has brought some new books into the house:
  • Love Marriage, by V.V. Ganeshananthan, via Bookmooch, which I started and am liking a lot,
  • When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by longtime favorite David Sedaris, and
  • Matrimony, from author Joshua Henkin, which I will start as soon as I've finished one of the books I have going now.
I was extremely disappointed to learn that Sedaris was in Cambridge doing a reading not a mile from my house on the very night when I was out at another bookstore buying his book. He'll be back in Boston in October though, and I'll try to catch him then.

Otherwise I'd like to do some quilting this afternoon, and maybe some TV-watching. There is a Reno911! marathon on Comedy Central today and my television tastes are less highbrow than my reading tastes! You know, lest you think I'm all stuffy and don't know how to have fun.

9 comments:

samantha.1020 said...

Your books sound good- happy reading!

Table Talk said...

I was sent a copy of 'Love Marriage' a couple of months ago and had forgotten about it until reading this. Thanks for mentioning it. I must look it out.

justareadingfool said...

A new Sedaris book. Cool, and ditto on the Reno911! marathon on Comedy Central. I don't blame you if you miss a little reading.

Bertha said...

Ooh, I love the new banner! It looks super great!

Andi said...

I'll trade my North Carolina 105 degrees for your Boston 90! I hope you enjoyed your day of reading. I can't wait to get my hands on the latest Sedaris.

Andi said...

Love the new look of the blog, by the way. I've been out of the loop for a bit thanks to life stuff.

The Tome Traveller said...

Hi! Thanks again for Rules for Saying Goodbye, I'm looking forward to it. LOVE your new graphic, very very cool! I'm suffering the heat right along with you, up here in NH (but no A/C for me! :(

zetor said...

Hello Marie, I am sending you the link to my review of 'The Door', as you said you would return to read it.http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/book-review.html

An excellent.

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Hey, I love the blog redesign!