Sunday, 18 May 2008

Sunday Salon whilst listening to Wes Madiko

Not been a very productive reading week as been distracted by discovering a range of book blog networks to join. Apart from Sunday Salon I have now caught up with Booking Through Thursday and the emerging Librarything book ring which is yet to be formally named but can be tracked down at Tuesday Things. However I have finished The Contractor by Charles Holfefer(sent to me by the writer!) which I shall review later. And I decided that as good as Raymond Carver's short stories are they confirm why I don't like short stories. His photo a moment in the lives of various dysfunctional relationships so you are left with a unresolved emotional image. I also intend to review him later today if time.

I plan to read and finish today the fun The pirates! in an adventure with whaling by Gideon Defoe. If you have not read any of these rush out and grab one you are in for one hell of treat...oh you have to get British humour and irony,

For the rest of the week I have two ARC to read. One is the self published Yellow Fever by Steffan Piper and some Henry James book sent by Penguin Classics if it arrives as it was bagged some weeks ago. If it doesn't then fancy either The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor or Blood Kin by Ceridwen Dovey. Click on my poll and let me know!


  1. I used to make the same complaint about short stories that you make here, but I've come to appreciate them more and more in the last year and a half. I wonder if it's because I'm reading more of them and my expectations for them have shifted a bit. That's not to say that drowning in short stories will have the same effect on anyone else, of course. It's just something I've noticed about my own reading lately.

    I hope you have a great week! I've got a stack of review books I am looking forward to reading, although I imagine I won't get to nearly as many as I'd like this next week.

  2. I think I'll have a go at Tuesday Things this week.

    Short stories are not usually for me either. I find I'm left thinking either "so what" or "what next?"

    I'll have to have a look at the Defoe book ... British humour eh?

  3. It's it just me or is the link for Tuesday Things not working?

  4. oops it was me, must have put in the wrong address. Now fixed


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