Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday Salon - Happy Mother's Day!

It's been a busy week in books for me, but next week looks to be a little more laid-back. Last week I went to two author events- on Wednesday Maxine Kumin read from her latest book of poetry Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010, and the next night, Brunonia Barry from her new book, The Map of True Places. I got a bunch of books signed as well, of course. I'm putting together a little giveaway for later in the week; stay tuned.

Barry was charming and talked about the evolution of her writing career and the ideas behind her new book and shared what some of what she learned about celestial navigation during her research for Map. Her first book, The Lace Reader, was the first book that was sent to me as a blogger and I'm a big fan. It was a great night and a pleasure to meet her.

I've been doing various interviews for the blog I'm assisting with for the Association of Jewish Libraries, and I hope to share some of those with you soon. My interview with local author and academic Maxim Shrayer should be ready for prime time soon and there are more to come.

I had fun participating in Persephone Reading Week this past week; at this point I think I'm ready to add every book in the Persephone line to my wishlist!

Today I don't know how much time I'm going to have for reading but I'll do the best I can. I've started reading Alina Bronsky's wonderful, heartbreaking Broken Glass Park, but I have a family Christening today and I think that will keep me pretty busy.

What are you doing today? I hope whatever it is, you have a great day.

You can read more Sunday Salon here.