Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Salon: An Early Spring Day on the Cape

Is it officially spring yet? I've totally lost track. This weekend was Daylight Savings Time so it must be getting pretty close. In the spirit of spring my husband and I decided to drive down to Cape Cod for the day and walk around the pretty town of Falmouth. There are lots of cute shops, a nice bookstore or two, and some nice places to eat- in other words, it's a nice little town and a nice day to be out here.
 
Reading-wise, I finished The Outside Boy, by Jeanine Cummins, and have started The Matchmaker of Kenmare, the latest by Frank Delaney and the sequel to last year's wonderful Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show. I'm enjoying this book very much so far. Delaney was the guest on Friday's #litchat on Twitter and it was really fun to be able to ask him some questions and take in his insights and thoughts into writing and literature. I'm also still reading J.G. Farrell's Troubles, a wonderful Booker Prize winner about the Ireland of the 1920s. It's funny and clever and delightful, and very different from the other two books! I picked up another Irish novel over the weekend, Iris Murdoch's The Italian Girl; I have a stack of Murdoch to read and may have to devote a whole month to her books alone!

I also have a special feature coming up, probably next week- a Publisher Spotlight series on the wonderful Europa Editions. Expect interviews with editor-in-chief Michael Reynolds and authors Alina Bronsky and James Scudamore, as well as reviews of Bronsky's and Scudamore's most recent books as well as a review of Hygiene and the Assassin by Amelie Nothomb. That will be coming up starting next Saturday and continuing through the following week. Stay tuned!

In the mean time I hope you're having a great Sunday. Leave a comment and tell me what you're up to- I'd love to know!

More Sunday Salon here.