Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Sunday Salon - 22 June 2008

This is my first Sunday Salon post, and it's a little late because I had work and a birthday party to attend today. So, I didn't get to do much reading today.

This week, I finished:
The Open Shadow, which is registered on BookCrossing and free to the first person who asks me for it
A Midsummer Night's Dream, which I haven't reviewed yet because it's part of the A Midsummer Night's Challenge

I'm currently reading:
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - It's not for a challenge or anything, I just really like Michael Chabon. I'm on page 197; I keep getting sidetracked by other books, so who knows when I'll actually finish this one. BoingBoing has a good review of it.
Lords and Ladies - This is the second part of the A Midsummer Night's Challenge. I'm enjoying it so far, but it's a bit confusing because I'm not terribly familiar with Disc World and there are quite a few characters I don't know. I love Terry Pratchett, though.

Still to-be-read:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - my June 1% Well-Read Challenge book
Rant - Chuck Palahniuk is one of my favorite authors and this came out in paperback recently


Table Talk said...

Welcome to the Salon. I'm interested in the fact that you keep putting the Chabon down as a friend of mine who really like Chabon has had the same problem. I've read a couple of his books and am now wondering whether I should bother with this one. What do you think?

jessi said...

I LOVE Chabon, but I don't know what's wrong with me. The same thing happened when I read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. I think it's just that I need to take a break every once in a while. I tend to do that with a lot of books, actually - I'll start reading, get a few chapters in, and then pick up something else for a week or so. It may just be my short attention span.

But I would definitely read The Yiddish Policemen's Union. It's a completely different voice for him, and I love that the idea for the novel came from American history.