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.

10 comments:

Meghan said...

I'd take Water Ghosts. They never followed me on twitter even though they said they were going to! It's a shame you didn't like it since it seemed like quite a good one at first.

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classicvasilly said...

Too bad Water Ghosts was dull. I have Dara Horn's The World to Come on my shelf. I really need to start reading here. Issac's Torah sounds like a great read. I'm going to have to see if my library has it. Happy reading!

Vasilly

Nymeth said...

That's too bad about Water Ghosts. It's an interesting premise.

Yvonne said...

Sorry to hear Water Ghosts isn't working for you, but Isaac's Torah sounds interesting.

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mangomissives said...

At least all this rain isn't snow!

I guess my spring cleanup for my yard will just have to wait. Oh well! It's perfect reading weather, so I will just do that instead.

Lenore said...

I did a lot of cleaning this weekend and believe me, the place needed it. We sprung forward today so one hour less for me...

candyschultz said...

What dragons? I missed that somehow. Are you making a dragon quilt?

debnance said...

Life is too short for dull books. My resolve for this year.

Jew Wishes said...

Isaac's Torah sounds very interesting.

I've ordered the Dara Horn book, and it should be here tomorrow.

wisteria said...

Hey Marie...I'm just starting All Other Nights also. I can't wait to get into it. Isaac's Torah sounds really good.
Have a great night. We had rain and bad thunderstorms last night. One of my four greyhounds was hiding in the bathroom shaking so bad I had to medicate her with a natural calming drug. Take care...
Wisteria