Monday, September 21, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Readng?

I almost don't see the point of posting about my reading while I'm in the middle of two chunksters... still reading Flood of Fire, which I'm loving, and The Big Green Tent, which I'm also loving. Those are huge books and wonderful, the kind of books you read slowly because you don't want them to end. So I'm reading both relatively slowly. But enjoying every word and line.

For a treat, I read The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira, by Cesar Aira, on the subway this week because the purse I was carrying over the weekend was too small fit either of my chunksters and carrying a separate tote for the books was not practical considering what I was doing.

Shot of J.P. Morgan's bookshelves at the Morgan Library
In one case, I visited the Morgan Library and in the other I went with my husband to Korea Town (32nd Street between 5th and 6th) for lunch and a walk around. A friend recommended a coffee shop there (Grace Street Cafe) and then I found an H-Mart and other delights. I went to Grace Street after visiting the Morgan on Friday, then went back to K-Town for lunch at a food court on Sunday.

Sunday's Mexico Independence Day Parade on Madison Avenue
Anyway The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira is another short but intense read from one of my favorite writers. It's about a doctor known for making miracles who's put to the test by a wealthy Buenos Aires family and it's just great. His books are often difficult to describe and this is no exception, but I always recommend him.

What are you reading this week?