Um, so, hi to anyone who came over here after Kim very kindly featured me on her Triple Choice Tuesday, and has then been disappointed by my radio silence since then. In my defence, I have career-defining exams Monday-Wednesday of next week and have not read ANYTHING since yonks ago. Eons ago. Normal service to resume next Thursday.
In the meantime, I went for a little jaunt with The Temporarily Resident Sydneysider (still in need of a better nickname…) to Notting Hill Book Exchange, which has been my downfall before, and picked up a few, so I thought I’d show off the latest incoming books:
The books are, left to right:
David Guterson’s Our Lady of the Forest – I loved Snow Falling on Cedars
Keri Hulme’s The Bone People – people talk about this ALL the time.
Lionel Shriver’s We Need To Talk About Kevin – I can’t believe I haven’t read this
Edna O’Brien’s Time and Tide – set in London, looked a good read
Alice Munro’s Open Secrets – I know nothing about Munro apart from that she was all over the bookish news a year or so ago.
Anita Brookner’s Fraud – I totally failed to participate in International Anita Brookner Day on Saturday (again, I blame those pesky exams, I deliberately bought a stack of Brookners last time I went to NHBE)
Nicole Krauss’ The History of Love – after all the coverage of Great House, I wanted to ease into Krauss’ writing with something less amazing.
Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley – famous film
Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go – despite my disastrous experience with A Pale View of Hills, this is a seminal work and I desperately want to watch the film but I have to read the book first. I think.
After that come two hardbacks kindly sent for review by Viking in New York, Brandi Lynn Ryder’s In Malice, So Close and Gordon Reece’s Mice, both of which look a little out of my usual zone but very interesting.
So there you go, many books and a bit of Moroccan mint tea.