Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday Salon



This Sunday I'm up in Maine at a wedding (the wedding was this morning) and we're going to follow it up with some relaxing and shopping and sightseeing in the area. I brought two books with me:
Julia Stuart's The Matchmaker of Perigord, and Ronna Wineberg's Second Language, a collection of short stories.

Last week I finished two significant books: Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda, probably the best book I've read all year, and Curtis Sittenfeld's American Wife, which was good but not as flashy-fantastic as Oscar. My American Wife review will be up on Tuesday, when the book is slated to come out. I'll get around to Oscar soon; I think I'm 7 reviews or so behind at this point!

So now that I've finished Oscar I get to pick out a new read-for-me book. This is the way it works. I have three books going at once- a "me" book, a book I've agreed to review, and a new or recent release. Oscar was a "me" book but it was long and I took my time with it; it's one to be savored. My next "me" book is Petropolis, by Anya Ulinich. I actually started it on the plane last week and it's terrific so far.


What are you up to today?

4 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Hope it was a good wedding. Have fun reading!

Jill said...

Looking forward to your American Wife review. It's definitely on my TBR list...

Irish said...

I have plans on reading Dreamers of the Day. I've read many good reviews about this one and so far its living up to them.

jlshall said...

I'm just starting American Wife and so far I'm not sure it really lives up to all the hype. Guess I should just wait and give it a chance. Hope the wedding was fun.