Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Salon - I Have No Idea

So every Sunday I say I'm going to relax but it almost never happens. This Sunday? I'm going to relax! Maybe. There's nothing in particular on the calendar, and my husband is just home from a half a week away, so we might just end up spending most of the day at home. I've been struggling with some insomnia lately and I definitely need my sleep!

I'm reading a couple of things right now. I just read The Age of Miracles, a Random House book coming out next June. It was good. It's a coming of age story about a 13 year old girl struggling with a global catastrophe; the Earth's rotation has slowed. I don't know if I can review it here for a while but keep an eye out for galleys if you're a blogger. The reps think this will be a big book next year and I can easily see why. Now I'm reading another 2012 release, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, by Margot Livesey. This one is from HarperCollins and it's a retelling of Jane Eyre set in Scotland. I'm enjoying it so far! It seems like 2012 is going to bring some great reads. I'm also reading Good Offices by Evelio Rosario, a short novel set in a church in Colombia, published by New Directions. The regular priest and his assistant have gone for the night and left a different priest in place; their departure and the appearance of the new priest create some disruptions. Over the course of the night, secrets are revealed and truths confronted. It's a wonderful book so far.

What else? I'm participating in the 2011 Persephone Secret Santa and will be spending part of today putting together a little package for my giftee. I love doing a book swap and the Persephone swap is my favorite because I love their books and it's a fun way to meet like-minded bloggers and support a great small press. Maybe the Europa Challenge should do a Europa swap? Hmm. I'll have to think on that for next year! The Persephone swap is hosted by Claire and Verity.

That's it for me! Time to go curl up with some tea and a book. What are you reading or doing today? Have a great Sunday! More Sunday Salon here.