Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Salon: Wrapping up Thankfully Reading Weekend 2012

This long weekend has been exactly the relaxing and invigorating respite I needed. After a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family, I finished Jami Attenberg's excellent new novel The Middlesteins (review coming tomorrow), which ended up being the 100th book I've read this year. I'm thankful for that happy coincidence.

This weekend I've also been reading Ben Fountain's debut novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz's latest story collection, both of which were finalists for this year's National Book Award.  I hope to finish at least one if not both of them today.

The Backlist Book Club
It's a big week for The Backlist Book Club! On Friday we'll be discussing The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken (my review). On Saturday, I'll post the December pick. I'm already giddy with excitement about spending next weekend curled up reading it.

Now tell me: what are you up to this Thanksgiving Sunday?


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8 comments:

  1. Alison can't wait for you to finish and review Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. She loved it and is on me to read it so we can talk about it.

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    1. So close to finishing! I don't think I'm loving it as much as Alison, but will look forward to discussing:-)

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  2. wow - what a milestone for the year - 100 books! Glad you had an enjoyable and restful weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Colleen! I was in a bit of shock to see 100 when I entered it into my spreadsheet. It's the earliest I've ever hit the milestone (I've only hit 100 once since I started keeping track!)

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  3. I wanted to read but instead I've spent the day running around and sleeping. Maybe next week. :-) I can't wait to find out next month's Backlist Club pick!

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    1. Vasilly, I hope you find some time to read next week! I'm so excited to announce the new Backlist pick. It's one I've been wanting to read since childhood!

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  4. I am just getting myself back together after a long week of having the family at home. So much going on that I had no time to read, but I am in the mood to sink into the current book of the moment, which was a pick from a friend who suggested that I would love it. Looks like she wasn't wrong!!

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    1. Zibilee, I hope you enjoy your book! I love when friends suggestions are perfect:-)

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