Friday, April 24, 2009
Only two new books this week- what's up with that?
I used a gift certificate to my favorite chain store to fill in a couple of crucial gaps in my library- The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway, and The School for Love, by Olivia Manning.
I went through a Balkans phase several years ago, during which I read everything I could get my hands on about the subject- history, fiction, you name it. I found a lot of great writers during that time, and learned a lot too- and I think Cellist should fit in nicely. The School for Love just looked interesting to me- it's about a boarding house in Jerusalem and different characters from different backgrounds interacting therein.
This weekend we're expecting some summer-like weather in Boston and I'm looking forward to some serious relaxation, so I'm looking for something frothy and fun to read- any suggestions?