Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Sunday Salon: On the Shelf

I had great success a couple of weeks ago at my favorite used book store when our wonderfully bookish friends from Canada were visiting. I somehow completely neglected to bring my TBR List with me, so I had to scan shelves for familiar-sounding titles. There were about 10 more I wanted to get, but I settled on these because the price was right:

Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizaeth von Arnim
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

As it turned out, only two of those were on my actual TBR list; the others were on my mental list. I'm nearly done with Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I've read so many fantastic reviews of it. I'm really enjoying it, although I'm irritated with the main character's age (12). I think he should have been a couple of years older.

Now that the insanity of dealing with two huge events in the span of 3 weeks is over (my oldest getting his Eagle Scout and graduating from high school), I'm looking forward to a long, leisurely summer of reading. I should probably read some kind of self-help book first, like, Sometimes Procrastination Really Does Backfire or Free Yourself from the To-Do List and Live More Abundantly. (And a quick search on shows many self-help books dealing with procrastination!)

1 comment:

wisteria said...

Congratulations to your son form accomplishing his Eagle Scout!!! Wow! I know that is a wonderful achievement. I loved Hotel on the Corner....glad you are too. Have a great week..enjoy the festivities!