Sunday, August 26, 2007

And Green Can be Cool and Friendly-like

The weather has changed, and it's a cool and lovely morning to sit on my porch, look at all the green I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by even though I live in the city. The humidity is gone, the birds are singing, and I found a $50 Border's gift card in my wallet and bought books yesterday!

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates is so good I can't put it down (other than to tell you how good it is).
History Lessons for Girls by Aurelie Sheehan is the gamble book of the bunch--the author's name came up when I was searching for something about Scarlett Thomas. We'll see.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a book I've coveted since I read a library copy a few years ago. If you like books about teenagers and haven't read it, do so.
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart might be terrible--I don't know--but I liked his other book and have been waiting for this to come out in paperback.
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett is a replacement copy of this lovely book. I don't know who borrowed it and never gave it back, but now I can rest because I have one back on the shelf.

Sigh. Isn't it lovely? And they're all mine! :-)

And now, back to reading for a bit until I have to go and get ready for work at the library. Where, you might recall, there are more books. Life is good.

6 comments:

Joke said...

Now just watch, you'll get the book back within a week.

-J.

Gina said...

Then I'd have a copy to officially give away, so that would be fine by me.

Joke said...

You're a giver, you are.

-J.

Katya said...

I've picked up Bel Canto and put it back down a million times at least -- maybe I will actually read it since you like it.

Beryl Singleton Bissell said...

I know how you feel about Bel Canto! I first encountered Bel Canto (and Ann Patchett for that matter) while on a writer's retreat in Northern Minnesota. My daughter had just been killed and I was striving to hang on to my belief in the goodness of humankind. This book fell like a blessing on my anguish.

As a second gift, Ann Patchett blurbed my book The Scent of God, phoned me to tell me how much she'd loved it and made some editorial suggestions. We'd never met! She is as good and generous as her writing is wondrous.

BabelBabe said...

i LOVED Bel Canto.

but i didn't like Absurdistan.

let me know what you think, i didn't even finish it.