What I'm reading today
I'm utterly immersed in Kate Atkinson's Life After Life, which was shortlisted for the
Top of my TBR
I've been carefully keeping a pile of print books for the airplane rides. (Yes, I'm flying to Chicago--it's actually significantly cheaper than driving and paying to park for four nights.) Two July releases I'm eager to dig into are Tampa, perhaps the buzziest debut of the summer, by Alissa Nutting, and Loteria by Mario Alberto Zambrano. I've been saving these print galleys for just such an occasion. I never manage to get as much reading done at ALA as I intend to, but I hope to sneak in at least these two titles.
What I'm watching
I've managed to finish the fifth season of Grey's Anatomy and have just begin season six. It's not the best show on television, but it is one I thoroughly enjoy. The fifth season was quite good too, which was a relief after season four dipped a bit (I blame the writer's strike.) Mr. Nomadreader and I are almost finished with the first season of Arrested Development, which I continue to enjoy.
The Backlist Book Club
Voting is still open for the July pick. You may vote through noon on June 30, which is next Sunday. I'll announce the winner next Monday, July 1. Currently, Affinity is the leading vote getter.
Coming up on the blog this week
- a review of Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
- two brief film reviews
- a review of Ignorance by Michele Roberts
- a review of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
- a review of The Fifth Floor by Michael Harvey
- a review of Why Have Kids? by Jessica Valenti
Now tell me: what are you reading, watching and doing this weekend?
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