Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday Salon

I'm not going to be around much today to read but here's what's going on.

I'm working on a couple of new books today- The Genizah at the House of Shepher, a LibraryThing Early Reviewer that arrived yesterday, and Tiare in Bloom, my first "Summer Reading Challenge" book, the third in a trilogy I've been reading for the past two years. I'm a little frustrated because I seem to have misplaced my copy of We, the Zamyatin book, and I'm almost done with it- I think I have five little chapters to go. I know how it ends because I read the introduction, but I'd really like to find it and finish it!

I'm moving smoothly through volume four of Nana, one of the mangas I'm following. Should be done with that soon. The story seems to be moving very slowly right now but I am still enjoying it. Next I think I'll read the next volume of Happy Mania and get back on track with Shigeta's adventures.

I started reading Rules for Saying Goodbye, by Katherine Taylor, and I'm not really enjoying it. I don't know if I'm going to finish it honestly. Just not my cup of tea. The publisher contacted me last week and it came lickety-split and I thought I would like it based on the first chapter but it's been a little tiresome. I'm having a hard time liking the characters, and therefore to care what happens. I'll give it a few more chapters but only because I feel obligated.

I have a book all picked out for tomorrow's Graphic Novel Monday, and Tuesday Thingers is already done and will publish automatically at midnight Tuesday. Hope everyone is having a great Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Hi Marie,

I've just come back to the Salon after a few weeks absence and flitting around the list, and was pleased to land on yours because I've read Tamar Yellin's book in hardback and really enjoyed it. She's written a book of short stories Kafka in Bronteland, and they're really good too (IMHO).

John (@bookdreamer) said...

don't, you just hate it when the book goes walkabout before you finish it. happened me this week so had to buy a replacement

Marie Cloutier said...

john, YES! :-) it is sooo frustrating!