June 15, 2008

The Sunday Salon

I have been looking forward to summer break for the last two months. I dare say the kids have also. We can all put our school books away and pick up books of a more relaxing nature. Thanks to a very generous Book Fairy I am well stocked for the next month or three. In the last 10 days I have acquired the following:

Evening by Susan Minot
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
The Song of Hiawatha by Longfellow
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Saturday by Ian McEwan
A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
Admit One by Emmett James

That's quite a stack! I'm working my way through Mirror, Mirror on the Wall to finish up the Once Upon a Time Challenge and I already started Admit One. On top of these I have three books from the library: The Venetian Mask, Shakespeare: the World as Stage, and a compilation of the top works of Carson McCullers. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the choices, but excited. Most definitely excited.

4 comments:

Eva said...

I hope you tell me how the Bryson is! I've been eyeing it for awhile now. :)

Rose City Reader said...

I am interested to read what you think about Amsterdam. It is one of my all time favorites. I think it is diabolically clever, but others find it trite.

Petunia said...

Eva-I really liked it. The review will be up soon.

Rose City-perhaps I'll get it read next month. I'm anxious to read more from McEwan.

Jill said...

I think you'll really enjoy Evening...