Monday, August 22, 2022

It's Monday! What Am I Reading?

Still inching my way through Catherine the Great (my total count of reads is going to be waaaay down this year because of chunksters like this!) and I finished Nanni Balestrini's We Want Everything, a fictionalized account of the late-1960s labor strikes at a Fiat plant in Milan. It was interesting!

That leaves

Mrs. March book cover by Virginia Feito

Mrs. March, by Virginia Feito, which really is like an Ottessa Moshfegh book in depicting a complicated and unlikable protagonist with whom I am nonetheless fascinated, and

something new I will pick tonight, likely Georges Simenon's 

Act of Passion by Georges Simenon book cover

Act of Passion, which I bought at the same time as We Want Everything, at the always-great NYC bookstore Codex. It has an introduction by no less a figure than Roger Ebert so how can you go wrong with that. Or I might pick something else. We'll see!

How Yiddish Changed America and How america changed yiddish book cover by Ilan Stavans
In audioland I continue to enjoy Ilan Stavans' anthology and history How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish. I have about 12 hours left which translates to lots of walks! It's very interesting and I'm learning a lot.

What are you reading?

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Mrs. March never got rave reviews but, for me, it was a 5 star read and made my top 10 list the year I read it.

I do love Ottessa Moshfegh but, for some reason I haven't thought about reading her latest: Lapvona. Eileen, was a favorite of hers for me. Act of Passion looks like a NYRB title - I collect those so need to check it out.