Monday, February 24, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I've been having an interesting reading week. When I went to England I saw and passed on a book called The Marrying of Chani Kaufman, long-listed for the Booker Prize about a young woman getting married in the London Jewish Orthodox community. I sort of regretted passing on it but then I found out it's coming out here in April. Then I found a galley at work! So I read that book this week and enjoyed it a lot. I'll review it closer to the release date but keep your eye out- I recommend it.

As far as what I'm still reading, I'm still working my way through Hild and The Siege of Krishnapur, both very good if not exactly page-turners. But they are good. They are just very slow reads. With Hild, I need at least an hour to read to get into it and it's rare that I have that much time at a stretch. It's so worth it when I do though!

I'm also reading Deirdre Madden's Time Present and Time Past, about a Dublin family and their secrets, past and present. The main characters are Fintan and Martina, middle-aged brother and sister, who each have things to discover about themselves and others. Fintan takes an interest in old autochrome photography and starts having hallucinations; Martina is a successful entrepreneur with memories from the past which insist on resurfacing. I love the book. This was another that I bought on my trip and that is now set to come out in the US later this spring. I'm really glad I'm not waiting to read it!

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bermudaonion said...

I have to be in the right mood to read books like that. I'm reading Byrd by Kim Church.

Mystica said...

Such an interesting mix of reads. The last book specially.