Sheila at Book Journey. I've really enjoyed participating in this meme over the last couple of weeks, and I'd like to keep it up at least through the summer. It has been so interesting to see what other folks are reading.
This week was not the fiendish reading week that I had last week. The Idiot and I are still besties, but I had to put the book down temporarily in the middle of a gigantically philosophical discussion between two characters. I have just over one hundred pages left, and plan to finish it this week. Strangely, this read-along has been fantastic for me as a reader, but the posts have had fewer comments than almost anything I've written for this blog. Maybe it is the daunting Russianness of it all.
I finished reading Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, and it sort of ruined me for other books for a few days. I just kind of wanted to sit with the experience of the book, and didn't want any other books in my head for a few days. My review will be posted June 29th as part of the TLC Book Tours schedule.
I also need to post a review of Jo Scott-Coe's Teacher at Point Blank, which I also finished last week. Scott-Coe has a compelling voice and I loved her book-I hope she will be publishing another soon.
I'm about halfway through How to Escape from a Leper Colony by Tiphanie Yanique. She's from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, which is where my husband was born and raised. She's the only contemporary writer I can find from St. Thomas, and I bought her book mostly out of curiosity, but she is a very fine writer and I'm enjoying the book. It is a novella and stories-and I love the short story.
One of the things on my agenda for today is to explore my own bookshelves and see what I might want to read next. I have a book I won from Wendy at Caribousmom that really intrigues me: Being with Animals by Barbara J. King. I'm also going to spend some time with this handsome guy:
Tomorrow is the first day of the Summer Institute for Coastal Savannah Writing Project. I'm excited, and somehow just a little nervous. I expect to have less time for reading, but I'm pumped up about all the writing I will be doing.
It's Monday, what are you reading?