Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Salon-December's Goals

Here we are again, another Sunday, another Sunday Salon. It's been another busy bookish week for me; I went to the Salman Rushdie reading at Harvard Book Store on Monday, skipped a bunch of things midweek while I was shuttling between doctor's appointments for my latest foot injury, wound up at Paul Murray's reading for Skippy Dies at Brookline Booksmith on Friday and then on to the Harvard Book Store's semi-annual warehouse sale yesterday morning. Whew! And of course I came back with some good stuff from the warehouse sale!

And then there's reading. I wrapped up Russo-Biblio-Extravaganza and started my December project, reading through the 2010 releases I haven't read yet but have been meaning to get to. I started off strong with The Swimming Pool, an April release by Holly LeCraw, which I read in two days and could barely put down. I'm deep into David Grossman's To the End of the Land now and I expect that will take me a little while.

Some other titles I hope to get to this month:
From the Land of the Moon, by Milena Agus,
Union Atlantic, by Adam Haslett,
The Same River Twice, by Ted Mooney,
Room, by Emma Donoghue,
Russian Winter, by Daphne Kalotay,
Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart,
Sunset Park, by Paul Auster,
and more. I'm giving myself through January for this because there are just so many.

But today I'm going to continue with the Grossman and just try to chill out a little! Hope you have a great Sunday!

More Sunday Salon here.

18 comments:

iwriteinbooks said...

Oh what a great list! I'm interested to see what you think of Room. It looks a little bit horrific but people keep promising me that it's good...

Mystica said...

I won Room in a giveaway but I am keeping that to read on the long flight back home! Yours look an interesting bunch. Enjoy.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've yet to read a Rushdie book, but own about (5). You have an ambitious December planned for reading. I hope it works out for you.

bermudaonion said...

I hope your foot's better!

readerbuzz said...

I saw Salman Rushdie in Houston Friday night. Boy, that man gets around!

Michelle said...

These are fantastic goals! Good luck!

Booksnyc said...

You have a great list there! I have the Swimming Pool too - glad to hear it was so good!

gautami tripathy said...

I read three books in November. Two of those are Tintin albums and the third carried over from October!

Right now I am happy to be back in the reading mode, although a bit slower!

Here is my Weekly Geeks post!

gautami tripathy said...

Well, here is my Sunday Salon post!

bookmagic said...

That is quite a list for December. Russian Winter was pretty good- my review will be up this week.
I've been debating on the latest Shteyngart, keep putting it off, same with Room.
How awesome too meet Salman Rushdie and Paul Murray. I'm jealous!

Darlene said...

I have a few of Rushdie's books to read along with Room and Russian Winter.

I hope your foot feels better and you have that relaxing day you were looking forward to.

Alexia561 said...

Hope your foot is healing nicely, as you've got a full schedule planned for this month!

Will be curious to hear what you think of Room, as I was a little disappointed.

Have a great week!

unfinishedperson.com said...

No snarky comments today from me (for a change :), just wanted to say your list looks like a good one, although I've only heard of a handful of the books on it. Naturally, I'll be interested to hear what you think of them.

Erin said...

It sounds like you got to some amazing events this week! I'm jealous of your active literary scene...I can't seem to find much around me.

Room and Super Sad True Love Story were two I'd love to get to this month as well, but I'm not sure it'll happen. Happy December reading!

Hillary said...

I read super sad true love story and LOVED it. It is easily now on my favorite book list. I am reading room now and like it so far. I cant wait to hear what you think!

Zibilee said...

It sounds like you have another great month planned this time around, and I am interested in reading your thoughts on this latest batch of books. I am sorry to hear about the foot injury though. Take it easy over there, Marie!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Hope your foot is okay.

Brookline Booksmith was one of my favorites spots in Boston. It was right on my train line.

Kathleen said...

How exciting that you got to hear a Salman Rushdie reading. I guess it pays to be located near Harvard!