Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Salon

So it's a rainy day in Boston and who knows what I'll get up to.

After work, I'll do some reading- I'm loving Angel Wagenstein's Isaac's Torah, about a Jewish man who lives in a European town that changes hands several times over the course of the first half of the twentieth century, between the Austro-Hungarian empire, Poland, the Soviet Union and so on. I'll have more to say later. After this, I'm on to Dara Horn's latest, All Other Nights, about Passover and the Civil War. Should be good.

Then it's on to housework and mundane stuff like cleaning and sorting- maybe some crafts if I'm good. I'm almost done with my first of four dragons, the project I started last weekend. Life got in the way this past week and I couldn't stick to my intended piecing schedule, so I am a little behind.

I'm also reading Water Ghosts, a galley I received in a Twitter giveaway, and I'm thinking of stopping with it. It looked good at first but I'm finding the writing to be sort of dull. The story itself, about three mysterious Chinese women who arrive in California of 1928, has movie potential and I'm sure the book will be a success, but I don't think it's my cup of tea. Anybody want it? Because I'd be happy to give it away. First person to leave a comment asking for it, gets it.