Monday, April 18, 2016
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I finished Distant Star, by Roberto Bolano, which I truly enjoyed and have started re-reading in advance of Wednesday's book club conversation. Speaking of my book clubs, Wednesday is the last meeting of my crime reading group and I'm all sad because it's been so much fun and the people are great. Contrast that with a book club I attended for the first time last week, a general fiction book club, which was so bad I will never return. The problem? The people were incredibly not-nice. One woman even made fun of the way I speak, because apparently my bland non-New-England-accented speaking voice is hilarious to Upper West Siders. Ugh!
I also finished Anne-Marie O'Connor's The Lady in Gold, about Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was at the center of a highly contentious legal case to restore it to its original owners after the Austrian government took it away during the Nazi era. It was pretty good; great story anyway. I've seen the painting at the Neue Gallerie in New York and now I want to go back and see it again. Extraordinary.
That's it for me! What are you reading this week?