I’ve added a few new books to my collection this week. They include:
–Goldengrove by Francine Prose
–Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Lavransdatter
–The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
–Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland*
–Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti**
–A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry**
–Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson**
* denotes LT Early Reviewer Book
** denotes BookMooch acquisition
Both Kristin Lavransdatter and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are part of my attempt to branch out and read things written by people not in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France or Spain (most of my reading material comes from the first two, the rest seems to come from the remaining three). And what better way to do that than to read books written in the countries of my ancestors (I’m something like, 90% Northern European- most of my family is from Sweden, Norway, or Germany). KL is the current pick for the LT group read, but I’ve got so much else going on right now I don’t think I have the time to invest for a group read. So I’m putting it away for a rainy day.
In terms of what I’m actually reading right now, I’m still working on The 19th Wife. I didn’t have much time to spend with it this last week, but I’m hoping to finish it this coming week. If I just spend a few good hours with it, I should be close to done. Maybe I’ll work on that the rest of the afternoon.
Have a great Sunday.