GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 04/09-10

GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END

04/09-10/2011

 

I can’t wait…

 

After a nice tease, we are back to cold rain in Chicago, and if Sunday promises to be hot, it will be too hot, with thunderstorms, great!

What a great  reason, though, for staying inside and reading. There’s a read-a-thon organized this week-end, I dream of the day I’ll be able to do one, but this time again I’ll have to pass, with another major book I received to translate.

This past week, I finished a great book on the Dust Bowl and the Depression, called The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan – not sure when the review will come up, I am 6 behind. I did manage to publish a couple this past week, but one is still in the making, and the others will have to wait the beginning of next month, when this translation is over.

I started The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but had to give up – not enough good writing for me, at least the 30 first pages.

I was looking for a good book for my Victorian Literature Challenge and stumbled upon  A Pair Of Blue Eyes, by Thomas Hardy; I wanted to download just the free sample of my ipod touch, to see what it was like, but it was free thru amazon, so I started reading it, and will keep going; that will be my first ebook. Sounds good, I’m hooked for this one.

I finally rejoined Goodreads and LibraryThing, just to have more exposure for my blog.

So if you are ready for a read-a-thon, apart from Egan’s book I just mentioned, you might want to consider; as usual, click on the links, and you’ll find a review by another blogger.

The Bird Sisters, by Rebecca Rasmussen
The Egyptologist, by Arthur Phillips
The Black Widower collections, by  Isaac Asimov
Omeros, by Derek Walcott
Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World, by Edward Dolnick

 

SO WHAT WILL YOU BE READING THIS WEEK-END?

ARE YOU READY FOR A READ-A-THON?

HAVE YOU DONE ONE? WHAT’S YOUR IMPRESSIONS?

What do you think? Share your thoughts, and I will answer you. I will also visit your own blog

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