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The Sunday Salon: February 15, 2009

I'm getting to this a bit late this week.  I've been feeling lazy today, recovering from a busier-than-usual Saturday.  We visited a small town about 25 miles away to check out their antique shops and used bookstores.  It wasn't a bad way to spend Saturday afternoon, although the shops themselves were just OK.  On the book front, I was disappointed in the lack of Virago Modern Classics, but I did find a copy of Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road for only $2.00.  No, I haven't seen the film -- and I don't want to, until I've read the book!  After our little road trip, we had an out-of-town guest for dinner and stayed up late catching up and remembering old times.  It was nice, but I was pretty tired this morning.  So it's been good to just relax at home and catch up on blogging, reading, and a little paperwork.

Reading-wise, this week was a good one.  i finished two books:  Iris Murdoch's A Severed Head (review), and Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger (review).  Both were quite enjoyable; earning 4-star ratings.  I've been on a reading jag with woman authors, so I'm going to mix it up and read Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being next.  This will also constitute a visit to Czechoslovakia as part of my Reading Across Borders journey -- my first visit to a new country in 2009!

Where has your reading taken you this week?

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Feb. 15th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Don't miss Revolutionary Road. It was a wowser for me.
Feb. 16th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be reading Moon Tiger for a couple of challenges this year, so I'll be interested to see what you've got to say about it. The Kundera book is a good choice - one of my favorites!
Feb. 16th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Moon Tiger Review
Joy, I actually posted my review of Moon Tiger earlier yesterday, before Sunday Salon. It's here.

And thanks for the rec on the Kundera. It's quite a departure from my usual reads.
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