We’ve had some cold, rainy days this weekend which left me wanting to do nothing else other than stay in bed and read. Granted, I ended up watching some movies too so my reading was interrupted a lot.
I did finish The Owl Service and can’t wait to see how the discussion goes. Unfortunately I didn’t like it much but I will save my ramblings on the book until then. For anyone who has read it or is still planning to, don’t forget to join in the Slaves of Golconda discussion on November 30th.
I read a couple of stories from The Museum of Dr. Moses by Joyce Carol Oates. Interesting. I can see why one reviewer said that the stories are more macabre than suspenseful. I don’t typically read short stories but I like these and will hopefully finish the book before I have to return it to the library.
Finally the other book I picked up, A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian, is a read for my foreign authors book group which meets next week. The book starts with this: “Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blond Ukrainian divorcee. He was eighty-four and she was thirty-six. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade…” Heh, I’m really enjoying this one and am already half way through it.
Now let me see if I can get organized and energized this week to finally write up some book reviews. I have finished at least six books in the last two weeks that I still haven’t written about. Yikes. What’s worse is that some of these are really good books I need to tell you about.