Posts might be a bit spotty here this week as I have a few extracurricular activities going on. First up is the public library book club that was the motivation for me to pick this book up. I am hoping to get through most of it, though I am not sure I will finish in time. Today and tomorrow's reading will be dedicated primarily to it. It does read fast. I was a little unsure at first as there really is a lot of repetition of the same story with perhaps a few little changes in the plot, but as Ursula gets older it does get more and more interesting.
My class on Wednesday is about the graphic novel on the bottom. We'll be watching the film (interestingly the graphic novel was adapted from the film) in class. Next week's reading is the top book, which I am quite excited about--not only (finally) a female Israeli author, but it was a novel that was longlisted for the Orange (Baileys) prize a few years back. I'll write about these more later as well as a contemporary Israeli film I saw at a local art house theater on Sunday.
This has been my gym reading for the last week. It is definitely an absorbing story that has turned out to be quite unlike what I was expecting. It is one of only two library books I have out at the moment. I am hoping this year to actually read the books I check out. I'll have to have this one back by the end of the first week in February (which is just around the corner, can you believe it?), but I think I will manage it okay. I've been leaving it in my locker each night but I wonder if I will get to a point where I don't want to stop reading and have to take it home with me?
I quite enjoyed the second story in this book, which reveals just a little more about Sidney and the young woman he is smitten with (I wonder if he will ever do anything about it--even if she is a wealthy debutante . . .). I like that the mystery didn't actually involve a murder. So next up, the third story, and I hope to keep ahead of each Sunday night episode.
And lastly a new addition to my reading pile. This is a review copy that I couldn't pass up. It's a book about a war that doesn't involve battles but is seen through the eyes of reporters, writers, doctors, artists and nurses who lived it. A teaser will be coming soon, and maybe some other little treat down the road!
I'm sure there will be other books I dip into (see sidebar . . .) this week as well, but these will be the books tucked away in my bookbag this coming week. What's in your bookbag this week?
Happy reading, and I'll check back in a few days.