Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday Salon

Well the weather here in the Boston area is unsettled today- sunny sometimes, rainy sometimes, and right now we are having a small thunderstorm- so it's perfect for reading.

I don't have much new to report- still working my way through (and loving) Oscar and Lucinda, American Wife and So Long at the Fair; I'm plenty backed up on reviews of books I've finished so I will certainly finish one of those three before I run out of reviews to write!

My husband and I took a drive out to a nearby suburb to visit Willow Books, a pleasant enough independent bookstore. It was fine- it had all the bestsellers and new books- but I found it a little dull and generic. But I am spoiled living in Cambridge. The smallest independent bookstore here, Porter Square Books, which is about half the size of Willow, has a much richer selection of just about everything.

I picked up a new graphic novel today as well, The Fart Party by Julia Wertz, which I'll be reviewing on a Monday sometime soon. It's actually fairly prophetic because it's about a young woman living in San Francisco, which is where I'm going in two short weeks. So maybe I'll try to have the review ready for that week. Blogging that week is going to be tricky- I'll have a computer but I don't know how much I'm going to able (or inclined) to get done. I suspect when I return I will have lots of things to blog about though.

I hope you all are having a great Sunday!