Good morning Saloners! Where has the summer gone? Suddenly I find most of our family activity is focused on back-to-school preparations. Daughter #1 leaves for university next weekend (gulp), so she is in a packing frenzy. Daughter #2 is in high school, and insisted on buying supplies this week, even though classes don’t start for two weeks! Even the weather has changed, with milder days and pleasant evenings.
Fortunately, I’m still finding time to read. So far this month, I’ve finished three books (click on the links for my reviews):
When will there be Good News?, by Kate Atkinson
Who was Changed and Who was Dead, by Barbara Comyns
Remembering Babylon, by David Malouf – review coming soon!
These were three very different books: the first was a mystery, the second a surreal novella, and the third historical fiction. Nothing like variety!
My current read is The Black Prince, by Iris Murdoch, which I have only just begun so I can’t say much about it yet. This year I intend to read Iris Murdoch’s 5 Booker Prize-nominated works; this is my third. I’d like to read and review it before the end of the week, but realistically that may not happen.
I’ll be taking a short blogging break through next weekend, due to the aforementioned daughter’s move to university. I have a guest post planned, and I’ll still be reading when I can. By the end of August, I hope to read The Bird Sisters, by Rebecca Rasmussen and Crampton Hodnet, by Barbara Pym. Watch for my reviews!
What are you reading this weekend?
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