Hello friends! I’m so sorry to have disappeared there for a few weeks. It certainly wasn’t planned – it just happened. I’ve been so busy at work with our summer reading program and coordinating the summer programs for children and teens that I just collapse when I get home from work and needed to take a break from the Internet. I also stopped looking at or posting on social media as much as I usually do in order to give my brain a rest from chaos. It has really helped and I feel refreshed and revived. As our summer programming is now at the midway point I feel that I have a handle on things and I am now ready to return to the online world.
Though I wasn’t blogging, I was reading – and buying books, too. Here are my recent purchases:
A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr – I’ve bought a few NYRB titles in the past few months because they are so attractive and sound so intriguing. I know this particular book has been highly recommended by several bloggers including My Porch and Cornflower.
The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford – Another NYRB title that has received rave reviews from bloggers. I like that it is set in the American West.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – One of my co-workers recently read this and really liked it. It didn’t appeal to me at first, but he is very enthusiastic about it so I’ll give it a try.
The Easter Parade by Richard Yates – I read Revolutionary Road for the Classics Club and loved it (I’ll post about it soon). I can’t wait to read more Yates.
Orlando by Virginia Woolf – I’ve been slowly reading A Writer’s Diary by Woolf and realized that Jacob’s Room is her only novel I’ve read. I’d like to read more of her work and so have added Orlando to the collection.
Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick – I know next to nothing about this title or author, but I liked the sound of the vignette style of writing and the mid-century setting.
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter – I’ve heard so much about Angela Carter and have finally decided to give her a go.
Have you read any of these? Have you purchased anything exciting lately?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend – it is supposed to be 118 degrees here so I will be staying inside and drinking lots of water!