The UPS man has been a frequent visitor at my door this week, much to the chagrin (or delight, I’m not sure which) of my two little watchdogs, who find Brown to be a most infuriating color, at least when it means a rumbling truck parked in front of their house.
I was delighted to see him, barking dogs notwithstanding, since he brought all manner of nice things.
Five new books arrived this week, as you can see pictured in the stack on my sideboard. Two of the aforementioned books for the Japanese Literature Challenge, along with Commuters, for TLC Book Tours next month; Life Without Summer, which arrived courtesy of St. Martin’s Press; and Let the Great World Spin, a gift from me to me. Add to that some Library Loot ~ namely Black Mountain Breakdown, Lee Smith’s first novel; So Much for That, Lionel Shriver’s latest; and When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro, which I’m quite close to finishing (also for the Japanese Literature Challenge).
It’s stacking up to be a reading kind of month. I’d better get cracking.
Now tell me, how’s the reading stacking up at your place this summer??
*Oh, in the background you’ll see a bottle of Red Rock Merlot, a case of which also arrived this week. If you like a rich, complex merlot with flavors of berry and chocolate and a smooth aftertaste, this one’s for you.