this week

In my typical ebb and flow fashion, I read two books last week — Anna Quindlen’s newest, Every Last One, which is every bit as good as I expect her novels to be, and The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, one of E.L. Konigsburg’s many great juvenile novels — and have not picked up anything since.  (Or would that be flow and ebb?)

But I have put a bunch of hold requests in at the library.  I have about 10 hours of driving in the weekend ahead, and I requested a number of audio books in hopes of one or two of them coming in before I leave.  The ecclectic list includes McCullough’s John Adams  and 1776, Grossman’s The Magicians, a collection of Sedaris’ essays, Binchy’s Whitethorn Woods, and Bray’s Going Bovine.  So what I start next (at least on audio) is really up to the fates — or rather, the people who process the holds at the library.  I’ve also requested The Lightning Thief, though in print form; the recent buzz about it has intrigued me, and I think it could be just the thing to take with me on a relaxing weekend away.   If that doesn’t come in in time, I’ll pull something from my to-read shelves instead…I’m just not sure what.

Any other suggestions?  What are you looking forward to reading this weekend?

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~ by Molly on May 6, 2010.

3 Responses to “this week”

  1. I’ve been in an ebb and flow mood lately as well.

    I love car trips with good books on tape. 1776 is on my list, so I’d love to read a review.

    Our library hours are still reduced from the first budget cuts so the reserves are taking longer and longer it seems. :/ Hope you get yours in a timely manner!

  2. I’m coming to this late, but I read a good chunk of “The Sound and the Fury” last weekend. I finished it yesterday. So excellent. I admit, I bought the Cliffs Notes at the same time, because I knew I would never get through those first two sections without help. It was definitely worth it!

    I’m interested in hearing more about “Every Last One.” I haven’t read much Quindlen, but that one intrigues me.

    • “The Sound and the Fury” has long been on my list. I attempted it once on audio and got entirely lost; it was too difficult to identify the transitions. Eventually, I hope, I’ll pick up the actual book and try again.

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