Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Salon- Finally Fall

It's finally fall- officially and the weather is finally playing ball, too! Yesterday was in the 80s in the Boston area and today is a rational, comfortable 65. Bring on the cider!

Yesterday my husband and I went to a great library booksale in the nearby town of Arlington; I got a whole stack of great new reads, including two Angela Thirkell novels, James Kelman's Booker Prize winner How Late It Was, How Late and Anthony Bourdain's new book, Medium Raw. Jeff found a first edition of a Nebula and Hugo Award winner, The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman.

I also found Laurie Halse Anderson's book Speak, which I read yesterday in preparation for Banned Book Week. If I read YA exclusively, I could probably read 5 books a week, but because I read adult literary fiction I'm lucky to read that much in a month! It was great but it reminded me why I don't read more YA- too much teen angst. I mean, I love The Smiths as much as anyone but a little goes a long way.

Anyway today I'm up for more teen angst as I'm reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower as my second Banned Books Week read. I'll have reviews of both later this week. I'm also reading and enjoying Julie Orringer's The Invisible Bridge, about the Holocaust from the Hungarian point of view. It's a marvel of a novel and I recommend it to anyone interested in the subject or not. I'm also putting together some reading lists for some theme reads I'm going to do for the rest of this year.

What are you up to today? Have a great Sunday. More Sunday Salon here.