Monday, March 11, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well, I finished Role Models, by John Waters, and enjoyed it; my next bedside read, which I'll start tonight, will be Sarah Bakewell's How to Live, her biography of Montaigne. This book is one I've meant to get to for a long time, so I dug it out and now it's ready to go.

I also finished Gerbrand Bakker's Ten White Geese, which was OK but one I have to think about a bit before I review it.

I'm still reading Gene  Kerrigan's The Rage, a crime novel set in present day, post-boom Dublin. I'm enjoying it but I feel like I should be enjoying it more. I'll keep going and see where it leads. I've also started Sonali Deraniyagala's Wave, her memoir of the devastating tsunami that hit the Pacific several years ago. It's really incredible so far. It's a short book but I think it will have a big impact, and with blurbs by Abraham Verghese and Michael Ondaatje, I couldn't really pass it up. Then last night I also started A.B. Yehoshua's The Retrospective, about an Israeli filmmaker and his star at the end of their careers. I'm only just at the beginning but I think this is a novel I'm going to enjoy.

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