Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Salon


Last week: I read Guernica by David Boling, a truly wonderful story. I'm holding off my review until Book Carnival Giveaway on Monday Nov.3. I'm trying to acquire two copies through swapping to have a great giveaway then. You'll want to read this book. I also read most of The Body is Water by Julie Schumacher, it's set on the Jersey shore.

Today: I am reading Mudbound by Hilary Jordan, a Southern story set in the 1930s that is very interesting. This is part of ny LibraryThing Authors reading challenge.

This week: I will read Shopping for Porcupine by Seth Kantner, a non-fiction about Alaska, from Mini Book Expo. And I will review A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson, a good story set in Kenya; and Arsonic Soup for Lovers by Georgina Z. Post, and Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias Freese, both short story collections.

7 comments:

  1. I am glad you enjoyed Guernica, Sandra. I am looking forward to reading that one too. I've heard wonderful things about Mudbound.

    I hope you have a great week!

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  2. I read Mudbound earlier this year and thought it was pretty fantastic - very powerful stuff.

    I hope you're having an equally good experience with it!

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  3. I've got Guernica in my TBR pile. Mudbound sounds good - I love Southern literature.

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  4. I've seen Guernica pop up a few places and it sounds really good. I look forward to reading your review of it.

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  5. I am interested in getting hold of Guernica eventually.

    I really enjoyed Mudbound when I read it last week.

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  6. I'm interested in knowing what you think of Shopping for Porcupine. Did you read his novel, Ordinary Wolves? In a way, they're definitely companion volumes.

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  7. I reviewed "Down to A Sunless Sea" earlier this year. See my full review at:

    http://lizzysiddal.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/down-to-a-sunless-sea-mathias-b-freese/

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