The Sunday Salon – April 26, 2013

sundaysalon2I didn’t have time to write a SS post last night, like I usually do, so I’m going to make this one short and sweet – and all about reading.

I am in the middle of some really, really good books right now. In print, I started May’s “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book” Challenge selection, and I am pleased to say that I am LOVING it. Angle of Repose is a beautifully written, complex family saga that spans generations. Wallace Stegner’s writing reminds me of Wendell Berry, though I supposed with their respective ages, it is actually the other way around. (Speaking of the challenge read-alongs, I need to write up my post for The Grapes of Wrath, which I liked a whole lot less.)

I’m also reading London Falling by Paul Cornell. Apparently, he is a writer on Dr. Who, and even though I’ve never actually watched that show, I’m sure I would love it, so I agreed to be on his tour. I’m not sorry. London Falling is a dark urban fantasy slash cop thriller, and it’s totally engrossing.

My third print selection is A Dublin Student Doctor by Patrick Taylor. It is a prequel of sorts to his Irish Country Doctor series, and it is highly enjoyable. I’m especially fascinated to read all the details of medicine and surgery in the 1920s.

I just started my fourth print selection: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash, but I am pretty sure from the reviews I’ve read that I’m going to love it.

The book I’m currently enjoying the most, though, is the one I’m listening to on audio: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Sandy was right – this book is freaking amazing!

What are you reading on this last Sunday of April?

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16 Responses to The Sunday Salon – April 26, 2013

  1. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    Wow., you have a lot of books going! I loved the audio of Where’d You Go, Bernadette too!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kathy – I know the actress from several TV series, but I think she’s found her true calling in audio narration!

  2. Rachel says:

    Good that you’re liking Where’d You Go Bernadette? I’ve been thinking of reading it. πŸ™‚

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  3. irene says:

    Wow indeed, a lot of books going. good luck.

  4. Bryan G. says:

    My wife read Where’d You Go, Bernadette and really enjoyed it. I actually checked it out of the library, but didn’t get to it. She did. What sold me was that the author had been a screenwriter on Arrested Development, which my wife and I both love(d).

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Bryan – I didn’t know she had written for Arrested Development – we love that show!

  5. Susan says:

    Oh I need to read the Bernadette book, pronto. It sounds funny & good. Not too many novels can do funny well, but I hear this one does. It’s on my TBR list. cheers. enjoy your week.

  6. Books in the Burbs
    Twitter: Booksintheburbs

    Great books you’re reading!! Seems like you are on a nice path of enjoying the stories:)

  7. Julie@my5monkeys
    Twitter: aprilmom00

    I am reading the Eternity Cure and the newest Joe Hill Nos42s . I am also trying to read Anna karaina , but that is slow going LOL.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Julie – I loved Anna Karenina, but it is definitely not a fast read.

  8. I am so glad you are enjoying London Falling! I can’t wait to read it.