Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sunday Salon

This rainy Sunday Father's Day, I'm supposed to go out for breakfast with my dad, and then I'll have the whole afternoon free for reading. Up today:

  • I'm continuing with Joshua Henkin's Matrimony, which I'm enjoying;
  • I have to catch up on my Shojo Beat addiction; the July issue is still sitting in my incoming-mail bin!
  • I'm reading David Sedaris's new book one essay at a time and it's lots of fun;
  • and I'm deeply engrossed in Imre Kertesz's Fatelessness, a Holocaust novel.
New books this week:
  • The White Mary, by Kira Salak,
  • Such A Pretty Fat, by Jen Lancaster- I'm still not done with Bitter is the New Black but at least I'm ready!, and
  • Samuel Shem's The Spirit of the Place, not to mention
  • The Triumph of Deborah, by Eva Etzioni-Halevi, which I'm very excited about because when I'm done I'm going to have the opportunity to interview the author for the blog! I'm going to start Deborah as soon as I'm done with Matrimony.
I'm getting better at pacing and prioritizing my reading and feeling less overwhelmed in general. Mostly I'm just having a good time with this whole blogging thing. Yesterday my husband and I went to Barnes and Noble to find Father's Day gifts for his dad and I had fun using my librarian instincts to gauge what he might like. I think we made some good choices but we'll see when he opens his presents! I love book shopping for other people but it is difficult to drag myself away from the fiction and graphic novel sections.

Speaking of graphic novels, I've got two requested via ILL from my local library system, one of which has arrived. I'm picking it up tomorrow- it's called Aya and it's by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie and originally it was part of a series edited by Rabbi's Cat author/illustrator Joann Sfar. And it's French/African. So I'm very interested. More on that in a couple of weeks.

In the mean time I hope everyone has a great Father's Day!