Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Salon

It's been a stressful last week or two, between home repairs and my cat being sick, and after I get home from work this afternoon I'm looking forward to some relaxing and, yes- some reading.

Last night I went to see "Slumdog Millionaire," about a poor Indian boy who goes on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and wins, and it struck me that this movie would be an interesting companion piece to The White Tiger. But with a happier ending!

Yesterday I got two books in the mail, Anne of Green Gables via Bookmooch, and How to be Single, a Simon & Schuster UK giveaway (thanks!), so I started reading them a little bit. I never read Anne as a kid but seeing as it's about a redhead I think I need to! How to be Single looks like cute chicklit- a nice change of pace. I'm still working my way through 2666 (see yesterday's post for the latest) but after I finish each section I'm taking a break to read another book, so I don't spend a month just reading one thing. So now that I've finished Part Two I'm going to read Notes on Democracy, which I got for review from online publicist Lisa Roe.

I was reading yesterday and realized I had seven books going- the three mentioned above, plus The Story of French, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, and the graphic novel version of The Master and Margarita!

So many books, so little time!