Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Salon

It's been a long week- I've been home, more or less, all week, recovering from an illness, and I'll be home at least today and tomorrow as well. So lots of time for reading!

I'm working my way through The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, by Farahad Zama, which is a fun, light romp through India told with affection and humor. On deck after that is probably The Puzzle King, by Betsy Carter; I read her last book, Swim to Me, and while I wasn't exactly crazy about it, I'm curious enough about her latest effort to give it a try. I remember thinking that I thought she hit a lot of right notes emotionally, the writing was a little light for my taste. But we'll see how this one goes. I got a galley from a conference, and was sent a hardcover unsolicited from Algonquin, so I pretty much have to read it at this point!

Or, I might read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo next, because I want to finish my next book by next Friday so I can start vacation with a clean reading slate. I have four books lined up to take with me: Songs for the Butcher's Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, The Hakawati and Midnight's Children. I figure I'll probably finish two of them; there's a lot of reading time on vacation.

You can read more Sunday Salon posts here.

11 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I have to say I wasn't crazy about The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, but I have persevered (and am glad I did) on the Dunant book, based on your review. (It took me about 70 pages to really start getting into it.)

Booklogged said...

The only book you mentioned that I've even heard of is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Yay! for vacations. Hope you get lots of reading time in.

justareadingfool said...

So I see you did a Sunday Salon post anyway? ;) Good for you. Short and simple. That's the way to go. That's what I kept mine today too.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I hope you'll feel better soon! Sounds like you've got some great reading ahead of you though :)

jlshall said...

Reading usually perks me up when I'm under the weather. And you've got some great reads lined up. I've been curious about "The Marriage Bureau for Rich People" - that's such a great title. Hope you're better very soon so you can enjoy your vacation!

Alexia561 said...

Hope you're feeling better! At least you were able to get some reading done while recovering. :) Have heard good things about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but aren't familiar with the others. Enjoy your vacation!

gautami tripathy said...

Hope you get a lot of readings done this week!

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Anna said...

I hope you're feeling better now!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Dar said...

I hope you're feeling much better! I wasn't feeling well last week and I have to say I did get a lot of reading done being away from the computer.

jewwishes said...

I liked the book Songs for the Butcher's Daughter, although it isn't for everyone.

Zibilee said...

I Just got started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I haven't gotten very far in yet. The beginning deals a lot with a Swiss financial scandal, but hopefully it will get more interesting as it goes on.