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.

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