Sunday, May 10, 2009
If only I were reading as quickly as I'm accumulating. . .
Julia Strachey's Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
Elif Shafak's The Flea Palace
Snorri Sturluson's The Prose Edda
Ivy Compton-Burnett's Manservant and Maidservant (one of Iliana's suggestions for Slaves; we selected Patrick Hamilton's The Slaves of Solitude for discussion at the end of May)
Caroline Blackwood's Great Granny Webster
Winifred Peck's House-Bound
Jocelyn Playfair's A House in the Country
A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book
Reif Larsen's The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet (review copy)
Hilary Mantel's Learning to Talk
John Wyndham's The Chrysalids
Hilda Bernstein's The World That Was Ours
Elizabeth Taylor's At Mrs. Lippincote's
Dorothy Whipple's The Priory
Dorothy Whipple's They Were Sisters
Bernard Beckett's Genesis (review copy)
Ian McDonald's Cyberabad Days
Christina Sunley's The Tricking of Freya (review copy)
Marcelle Pick's The Core Balance Diet
And purchased for the Kindle:
Christian Moerk's Darling Jim
Michael Dirda's Book by Book
E.M. Delafield's Diary of a Provincial Lady (because of MFS and Danielle)
Janet Malcolm's Reading Chekhov (because of Dorothy)
W. Somerset Maugham's The Magician
Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (because of its incorporation into Andrew Crumey's Sputnik Caledonia)
at May 10, 2009
Sherman Alexie cancels book tour for memoir about his mother.
Why is Ben Murphy so happy? Because for once in his life, he's on time. He beat Roger Davis, Steve Kanaly and the moderator to the pan...
Last night I read Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending . Yes, the night before it went up against Donald Ray Pollock's The Devil Al...
When I finished Kevin Brockmeier's A Brief History of the Dead last spring I immediately did a search to see if the Coca-Cola Corp. had...