Monday, March 12, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

Well, I finished up Yellow Blue Tibia and I'll have a review this week. Now I get to pick my next reads, and I think I'm going to go for two small press books.
Three Weeks in December is Audrey Schulman's latest novel, following two storylines taking place in Africa, one in the present day and one in the 19th century. I saw her read from the book last week at the Harvard Book Store, and the book has received some great reviews. I'm a few chapters in and enjoying it so far. From Europa Editions.

Then, today I'm going to start Glaciers, by Alexis M. Smith, about a day in the life of an archivist. It's from Tin House and was recommended to me by some very reliable bookfriends.

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12 comments:

Harvee said...

I have an ARC of Three Weeks in December and hope to get to it soon. It sounds promising.

Glaciers also sounds interesting. Hoping to read your comments.

Madeleine said...

Sounds good, I am making note of both books.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I, like you, love small books, books that haven't received a lot of press.

I wish I'd assembled a list of possiblities for this week. It's spring break and I'm book-less. Sigh.

Must be off to the library.

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Zibilee said...

Glaciers looks rather interesting, and I have to say that you are always reading the most amazing books! Lots of stuff that eventually makes it on my wish list. Have a great reading week, Marie!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Again, heard of none but looks interesting. I currently reading The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Completed Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle over the weekend.

Audra said...

I am dying to read Three Weeks in December -- can't wait for your review. I hope it is as awesome as I want it to be!

leslie said...

I am very much looking forward to your thoughts on Glaciers; have heard good things, and it sounds good...

~L (omphaloskepsis)

Mary said...

I have Glaciers, but have yet to start it. Highly recommended i hear. Got it at Powell's last week. :) And i love everything i've read from Europa Editions so far, and am going to Powell's this afternoon. (It's a favorite Monday thing for me to do.) So maybe i'll pick up a copy of Three Weeks in December! I've heard it's excellent from quite a few people.

dollycas aka Lori said...

The lion makes a powerful cover!
Happy Reading!

Jenna said...

These picks sound fascinating. I'm definitely interested in learning more about Glaciers. Can't wait to read your thoughts on both!

Vasilly said...

I love the cover of Glaciers. Happy reading!

pinkflipflops said...

I'm slowly getting through Love Thy Neighbor by Mark Gilleo. Not like I thought it was going to be. I want to hurry up so I can get on to some other books.