Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Salon


So today is the book fair at the temple where I work- wish me luck, because we're going to need it! One of the vendors we worked with shorted our order by about 2/3 and we have very little to sell. What we do have is a small selection of adult fiction and kids' books, and a larger table of books that can only be special-ordered. The proceeds of this sale will represent our book budget for the winter.

My other reading-related task today is to get my new nightstand set up, which has bookshelves in lieu of a drawer. So I get two little bookshelves in my bedroom, for all that bedside reading. I finished Marie Antoinette: The Journey, which was my nightstand book for the past few months, and just started The Story of French. See a theme?

I have a small stack of have-to-reads that I'm working my way through, and I just found out the other day that I've won an ARC of Sima's Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stanger-Ross. Can't wait!

11 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I won Sima's Undergarments for Women from LT too! I can't wait to see what The Story of French is about.

jessi said...

Good luck with your book fair, and enjoy your French books! :)

Shana said...

Marie, I hope the book fair goes well despite that shorted order!

Shana
Literarily

N.Vasillis said...

Good luck!

wisteria said...

Good luck with the book fair. I know how hectic they can be. Smile :-)

Also, I have to do what you are doing with the nightstand. What a great idea. I just keep piling up those books. You would think I would have done that before.

Have a great fair.

booktrash said...

Hm - that 'Story of French' book looks really interesting! I just read a couple of pages on the internet and it looks to be very good. One to look for at the library, when I finally get access again.

Jill said...

I have Sima's Undergarments for Women on my list...look forward to your thoughts!

Yvonne said...

Hope all went well for you at the book fair!

Have a great week!

Serena said...

I have to know what everyone's trick is to LT. I am an early reviewer and I have only gotten 2 books, and that is it. I thought if I posted my reviews on there as well it would improve my chances...ah well. not that the tbr pile isn't already a tower.

naida said...

good luck with the book fair!
That Marie Antoinette book sounds good.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Dave Rosenthal said...

The book on French language sounds great; I'll add it to my TBR list, which is just about as high as La Tour Eiffel. But I want to keep the momentum while memries of France are fresh. I had trouble finding current, popular French novels that had been translated into English. But I did find a translation of LeClezio's Wandering Star, which is next up.