GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END
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
Diary of a Wilderness Dweller, by Chris Czajkowski
SO WHAT ARE YOU PREPARING TO READ THIS WEEK-END?