Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Salon

So Free Comic Book Day was fun yesterday; I went to Harrison's Comics in Salem, Massachusetts, and came home with an armload of samplers and specials- super hero stuff, kids' stuff, all kinds of stuff. I haven't really had a chance to look through it all thoroughly but I'll get there.

In other Sunday news, I'm reading Harriette Arnow's 1954 classic The Dollmaker, a longish novel about a rural family forced to move to World War II-era Detroit, when the husband of the family gets a factory job. The family, headed by matriarch Gertie, is uprooted from their Kentucky farm and must make do amidst harsh urban poverty. It's beautifully written and I'm enjoying it; I'm not sure it's supposed to be exactly uplifting but it is a lovely example of American literary writing. More later.

Just as an FYI, I won't be posting much over the next few days. Memes and reviews and such are on hold while I get ready for the Massachusetts Library Association Conference this week. I'll have lots of news and posts afterwards, and maybe one or two little posts during the conference, but in the meantime I won't be posting much. I hope you all have a great week and I'll be back in a few days!

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