Well, I was informed by the Sunday Salon police last week that the weekly Sunday Salon post is supposed to be about reading. Fine, fine. I definitely don’t want to get in trouble again, so here’s what I’ve been reading lately.
My night-time reading has been especially good. I’m almost done with Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon, which will complete my Essay Reading Challenge commitment, though I definitely won’t be done reading essays for the year. For my poetry selections, I’ve been reading The Handbook of Heartbreak: 101 Poems of Lost Love and Sorrow, edited by Robert Pinsky.
I’ve had much more time to listen to audiobooks lately, due to how busy things have been. I have been alternating discs – one disc of An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon with one disc of something else, currently Fallen by Lauren Kate. I’m enjoying Fallen very much so far, which is a relief after being so unimpressed with Hush, Hush. I think my opinion of that book was influenced by how recently I had read Wicked Lovely – it was so fantastic that any paranormal YA I read in the next few weeks would have had to be very good to not be disappointing.
In print, I am still reading The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli. It’s taking me awhile – not because it’s not good; it is – but because I’ve been so busy, and because it deals with such a tough subject that it’s hard to read big chunks in long sittings. I will be doing that this evening and tomorrow and Tuesday, though, since my tour date is this Wednesday.
I’m also still reading Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz. This is a buddy read with Vasilly and Nicole, and I’m lucky that their months have been just as busy as mine has been, since we were supposed to be done by the end of the month, and that’s just not going to happen.
So, I believe I have cooperated with the intended purpose of Sunday Salon – this week. No guarantees for next Sunday.
What are you reading today?