Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Salon- Rapture Edition

Well, it looks like we all survived the end of the world!

Today, I hope, will be one of those rare relaxing Sundays. After the gym, and the groceries, and the cooking. Okay, so maybe not!

Reading? I started Jean Thompson's The Year We Left Home on Friday and I'm really enjoying it. Compulsively readable is the term I would use to describe the book, a novel about a struggling family that almost reads like interconnected short stories. I'm also working my way through Robin Black's amazing collection of stories If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This. If you're a short-story fan you need to check out this great book.

And I may not be going to BEA this year but I have two great bookish events to attend this week- China Mieville's reading at the Harvard Book Store in support of his new book, Embassytown, and Holly LeCraw's paperback launch for The Swimming Pool, at Newtonville Books, a great indie I seldom visit.  I hope those of you attending BEA have a wonderful time. I'm wildly, wildly jealous! I'm participating in Armchair BEA all week, though, so come back for my posts if you have the time.

That said, time to get back to things here. Have a great Sunday!

More Sunday Salon here.