Of course the fall wouldn't be complete without the area's largest pumpkin, this year weighing in at 1,668.5 pounds. That's a lot of pumpkin!
Wherever You Go, a novel tackling the subject of religious and political extremism in Israel. The book club at Temple Israel, a large Boston shul (and one where I used to work part-time), read the book and Leegant was kind enough to come to the meeting to talk about the book. It was a real honor to meet her! Avis of She Reads and Reads and Carrie of Books and Movies are co-hosting a readalong in October. You can find out more here.
What am I reading today? I'm still finishing up Amitav Ghosh's masterful River of Smoke; it's a wonderful read but not a quick one! I also started Massimo Carlotto's Poisonville, a tough-necked thriller from Italy about a man under suspicion for the death of his fiancée. It's pretty great, and unlike the Ghosh a very quick read! I'm reading it for the Europa Challenge and for Jenn's Bookshelves' Murder, Monsters and Mayhem Challenge. Fun!
What are you up to today? More Sunday Salon here.