Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Long time no see...

Its been way too long since I've posted. I'm still reading though; I think I've finished a handful of books. Between work (gotta love storm season!) and some difficult family situations, I haven't had time to post as much as I wanted.
First off, I tried very hard to read and enjoy Barnstorm: Contemporary Wisconsin Fiction. I wanted to get a sample of some new Wisconsin authors. That said, I've never been a fan of short story collections. I like a novel and those kind of books with a longer running story. I did get a sample of WI authors that I was looking for so I'm looking forward to reading A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore, My American Unhappiness by Dean Bakopoulos and two books by Jane Hamilton in the near future. I also just picked up Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen by her suggestion.
Secondly, I have to toot my own horn. I'm three for three on author comments on my blog posts!! I'm so thrilled to get their responses! I just got an email from Meghan O'Rourke after she read my blog post on her book The Long Goodbye. She was very grateful for my response - its exactly what she was looking for when she wrote the book.
To recap, I'm currently reading a few books:
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen
The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rassmussen
and I was so excited to get Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan, about an Iraq vet and his therapy dog, Tuesday!
So hopefully I'll be here in a few days to post a new review!


  1. Wow, how do you read so many books at one time? When I try to read more than one, the most compelling one takes over.

  2. Its a compulsion and addiction. I can't help myself if I bring home so many books, I can't read just one at a time!