Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Salon- Happy Father's Day!


Another weekend is upon us, and not much is going on. I'm planning to see my dad for dinner this evening but other than that? No big plans. I'm reading The Bone People, by Keri Hulme, which is proving to be a slow if very satisfying read so far. I think I'll be able to finish this week. I'm also reading Caramelo, by Sandra Cisneros, another been-meaning-to-read-forever, and enjoying it very much. I'm sneaking in one recent release as well- The Upright Piano Player, by David Abbott, just for variety's sake.

I managed to get out for a book event this week; Harvard Book Store hosted Michael Bronski, a local professor whose book A Queer History of the United States, is out now; this looks like a good candidate for audio enjoyment for me. But not yet; the next audiobook on my list is Stacey Schiff's Cleopatra, which I own in print but haven't gotten around to. So audio it is! I love that I'm able to check off some nonfiction via audio these days. Anyway Bronski was entertaining and interesting, and I'm sure his book will be fascinating. There's usually a bit of a lull in book events during the summer but the local indies seem to have some great stuff going on. Of course the highlight will no doubt be meeting favorite author Roland Merullo in July at Porter Square Books. Can't wait!

But for today I'm going to head back to my paper stack and make tracks in The Bone People. I hope to have a review for you soon. It's pretty incredible.

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