Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Salon



I'm under the weather today, but work has been canceled and it's still snowy outside, so how about some reading?

I started Surprised by God yesterday, which is going to be my book club's pick for January; so far it's terrific- very well written, fun and interesting. It's about a suburban punk-rock girl who rediscovers religion and becomes a rabbi. It was my choice for the club so I hope other folks like it as much as I do.

This week I read Aravind Adiga's stunning, Booker-Prize-winning debut, White Tiger- wow. Wow. I will write a formal review soon but I think I need to re-read the beginning first. It was the kind of book you want to drink down in one gulp. Absolutely un-put-down-able.

Today I think I'll work on Surprised a little more, and relax with some tea and a box of tissues. And maybe pick up a new novel too- lots of goodies await on the TBR shelf.

What's going on in your part of the world today?

11 comments:

wisteria said...

Hi Marie...It's snowing in CT as well and I'm just chilling with the four greyhounds. They are curled up in little balls. They love the snow, but a little too cold when the temperature dips below 20.
Ok...thanks a lot for the heads up of White Tiger...un-put-down-able...I like that. Now I won't be able to avoid-buying-it-able. You're too much. Sounds great though. I will get it. Have a wonderful relaxing day of reading. :-) Wisteria

Meghan said...

I'm very glad you like The White Tiger so much! The reviews seem to be mainly so-so, but I've still been wanting to read it.

- medieval bookworm

candyschultz said...

Marie I am sorry to hear that re your husband. I hope you can have a happy holiday and take comfort from each other. If there is anything I can possibly do please say. I could send books.

At least we have an adult taking over in less than a month.

bermudaonion said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. Happy Hanukkah to you and yours.

caite said...

{{..off to check out this White Tiger...}}

Sandra said...

This sounds really good, I'm adding it to my tbr list. I just hope it's available. And I loved The White Tiger too, it's quite a story. I'm not up to writing a review so I'll wait for yours. :) Hope you're better fast. We have been socked in since a big snowstorm hit us Friday here in southern Ontario. I don't care because I don't leave my house anyway but I'm falling over three men and a dog who can't go anywhere. And we're getting low on groceries. Long live the snowplows.

bermudaonion said...

Let me correct myself. Merry Christmas! I guess it's true what they say when you assume something. I guess I should have stuck with Happy Holidays.

Andi said...

Sounds like you have some fantastic books on the go! Surprised by God sounds fantastic, and I'm glad to hear you loved White Tiger. I'm intrigued!

candyschultz said...

Okay but let me know. I have more books than anyone should be allowed and I could share. Part of my attempt to help those less fortunate.

mangomissives said...

White Tiger has been on my TBR list and I really want to read it. Hopefully I will get to it soon. Your positive review of it makes me want to read it even more now.

Shana said...

Marie, I hope you're feeling better now! Your book club pick sounds interesting and different.

Shana
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