Suddenly I am reading some very big books.
Paul Auster is coming to Houston on Monday night so I'm desperately flipping pages in his latest work, 4321 (Is that how you write it? Or should it be 4 3 2 1? Or something else?) Good grief, it's 866 pages. That's a lot of book.
One of my favorite authors is Richard Powers (The Gold Bug Variations), and I was thrilled to receive an ARC of his most recent book, The Overstory. It's 505 pages.
I'm also reading Barbara Grizzuti Harrison's Italian Days and Italo Calvino's Italian Folktales. Days is 479 pages and Folktales is 763 pages.
Whew. That's a combined total of 2,613 pages. Whew.
You know what I'm doing today. And tomorrow. And the next day.
How about you? Are you attempting some big books? Do you have any recommendations for me? Preferably some small tomes?
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.
It is now being hosted here.
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.