Oh, I’ve been so lucky lately, for books have been raining down upon me!
Last week I received two books to review, a perfect pairing actually – Dedication, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicoal Kraus, and Rules for Saying Goodbye, by Katherine Taylor, both tales of the lives and loves of women in their twenties and thirties. I’m not completely sure I’ll be able to relate (I’m a bit far removed from those age ranges, you see) but I hopeful they’ll at least spark some good memories <smiles>
In my mailbox on Satuday was my first “mooched” book – a (virtually brand new) copy of Mrs. Dalloway – oddly enough, I don’t own this one, and I’ve been wanting to read it in combination with The Hours (which is next on my mooch list).
And then today, wonder of wonders, I came home to find a box containing four books from Lauren, editor of BiblioBuffet (my favorite online book journal) – Housekeeping, by Marianne Robinson; An Outrageous Affair, by Penny Vinceni; Exit Music, by Ian Rankin; and Acedia & Me, by Karen Armstrong. Lauren is recently returned from a huge booksellers convention in L.A., and was so kind to offer some of the literary spoils of her journey to BiblioBuffet readers (see, another reason you should read this journal!)
My summer reading menu is growing by leaps and bounds, and I couldn’t be more delighted. So I’m sharing some of my book bounty with you, and giving away a copy of Heavier Than Air, a beautifully crafted collection of short stories by Nona Caspers. Leave a comment on this post, and a recipient will be chosen on Saturday, June 21, 2008.
And now I’m off to dive into my latest bookstack.