Sunday, June 08, 2008
Sunday Salon: Latest stack from the library
The bulk of these, fortunately, comes from the university library which means I have more time to get them read before their due dates.
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. A.S. Byatt. Eva's review prompted this check-out.
Was This Man a Genius? Julie Hecht. I think I might read this during Dewey's Readathon later this month. I'm a little obsessed with Julie Hecht at the moment.
Split Estate. Charlotte Bacon. Recommended by Katharine Weber.
Thirteen-Gun Salute. Patrick O'Brian. Time for another adventure with Stephen and Jack!
The Other. David Guterson. I read a terrible review of this last weekend, so bad, in fact, that I intended to cancel my library hold on it. Imagine my surprise when I saw that it was already on the shelf waiting for me. I'll read a chapter or two before deciding now if it's right for me.
The Plague of Doves. Louise Erdrich. It's been several years since I've read anything by Erdrich. . . I miss her.
The Comedies of Machiavelli. Niccolo Machiavelli. For Imani's ILL Challenge.
Shelter. Susan Palwick. Artificial intelligence and climate change. It's huge, but the customer reviews at Amazon make it sound as if it'll read fast.
The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters. Charlotte Mosley. I probably ought to wait until the paperback version comes out in the fall and buy a copy instead of attempting a library book this big.
Collected Stories. Ellen Gilchrist. Already in progress. . .
Sherman Alexie cancels book tour for memoir about his mother.
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