Well this past week I finished two short books, Massimo Carlotto's The Colombian Mule and Jeannette Haien's The All of It. The All of It was recommended by Ann Patchett, who wrote the introduction to the Harper Perennial edition and appeared at the bookstore where I work last Monday night. Of course we completely sold out of the book after her event- which was great! The book is really good. I'll write a review soon, or at least I hope to. I'm so behind on reviews I'll never catch up!
This week I'm still working on James Scott's The Kept, and I started reading Deborah Levy's Swimming Home, nominated for the Man Booker Prize a year or two ago. It's about a group of people sharing a summer house in France and experiencing various relationship issues. I like it a lot. It's a short book and it's reading quickly. I'm still working on Staying On, but this week is going to be crazy for me and I don't know how much reading I'll be able to do. I feel like I need to put everything on hold until after Christmas next week, which is coming up way too fast for me!