Monday, March 3, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Last week I read Time Present and Time Past, by Deirdre Madden, which I really enjoyed. She was nominated for the Orange Prize for Molly Fox's Birthday, a book a lot of her fans think is better than Time Present but I liked it just fine and I'm excited to discover such a terrific new-to-me literary writer.

This week I'm still (still!) plodding along through Hild and The Siege of Krishnapur. I have a lot going on right now; reading is slow. I'm doing a ton of sewing and that takes up most of my would-be-reading time. But I started and have almost finished The Wedding, by Dorothy West, a 1995 novel by a key member of the Harlem Renaissance, about a wealthy African-American clan getting ready to marry off one of its daughters on the family homestead on Martha's Vineyard. It's pretty wonderful.

I'm also starting a group read of We, by Evgeny Zamyatin, being held over on LibraryThing. I love this book and I'm excited to be reading it with a group of my online pals. We is one of the founding books of the dystopian genre; every dystopia written since its 1920s publication owes it something.

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5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

It's hard to read when there is so much going on! Have a great week!

contemplatrix said...

love We, too!

will be starting Middlemarch (for a class) in the next few days. Just finished A Tale of Two Cities and discovered maybe I could read Dickens after all.

~L (omphaloskepsis)

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying We -- I've read and loved it several times!

Vasilly said...

I may need to add The Wedding to my tbr list. I love the cover. Happy reading!

stacybuckeye said...

I had forgotten all about The Wedding. I really wanted to reead it when it came out. Off to add it to my wish list!