GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 04/16-17

GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END

04/16-17/2011

All the bloggers I am following seem to be going through a tough time and skipping their blogging time.  I am myself 8 reviews behind…

I should certainly be working and translating a book right now, but I like this weekly rendez-vous and will try to keep it even if I don’t have more time for blogging.

This past week, I finished an audiobook The Atlantic, read by the author himself, Simon Winchester. An unbelievable non-fiction epic, with all that can be said on the great Atlantic ocean. Beautifully researched, written, and read, with a genius idea for the plan of the book chapters.

I also finished Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn. A smart book – imagine a decree prevents you from using one letter of the alphabet, then more… unless a genius comes and find a good pangram. It was a fun and easy read- all in one sitting, about 2 hours.

But also had to give up on China Miéville – I tried The City and The City and Kranken, and on the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

I am having fun with my first ebook, by Thomas Hardy.

And  I finally found an easy way to post by ‘reading-nows’ as picture – I just needed to put each in a separate section – dah! Have a look in the left menu.

In the blogosphere, I’ve been amazed at the number of people who commented on my review on Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors, after I linked it to Beth’s blog with her weekly post on cooking and books.

Oh, also, my own book is on sale!!

Apart from the 2 books I finished this week and are really worth reading, here are a few goodies for your upcoming week-end:

Doc, by Mary Doria Russell
wow, a new book is coming at the beginning of May by my favorite writer!

The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros

In the Land of Invented Languages, by Arika Okrent
sounds like another great book on what and how people tried to invent languages throughout history

The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart

Diary of a Wilderness Dweller, by Chris Czajkowski

SO WHAT ARE YOU PREPARING TO READ THIS WEEK-END?

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

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