April 25, 2010
Good morning everyone! This weekend my husband and I are on a road trip to Sacramento to visit family and to shop. As the weeks crawl closer to the BEA and Book Blogger Convention in New York City, I am beginning to see that I need to buy some new clothes. I work as a home health physical therapist and consultant, and I live in a very casual area…so the clothes I have are not necessarily appropriate for the events in New York. Did I tell you I am a panelist on the Blogging with Social Responsibility panel at the Book Blogger Convention? I am really excited, and just a tad nervous about it. Check out the agenda for the day. Are you going? I’d love to see you there!
Okay, lets talk about books.
Since the last time I posted a Salon post, I have continued having a great month of reading.
I finished reading Chow Hounds by Ernie Ward, DVM which is a very informative non fiction book for dog owners who are concerned about what their dog is eating and potential weight gain in their pet. You’ll have to wait for a full review on April 27th when I tour this book for TLC Book Tours. I am also planning to post something about Raven to show you that yes, I was paying attention while I was reading!
I also blew through The Threadbare Heart by Jennie Nash which is women’s fiction. I am planning on posting a review of this book on May 1st…and also details of a terrific Mother’s Day contest that I promise you will not want to miss!
Now, finally, I have a review for you. I read Therese Raquin by Emile Zola for The Classics Circuit Paris in Sprin tour (here’s my review). Wow, this was a really interesting, albeit dark look at humanity. I don’t read tons of classics, although I have quite a few on my TBR shelf…so being part of The Classics Circuit has helped me stretch a little. Zola was a new to me author…and I would now like to read more of his work. He was only 27 years old when he published Therese Raquin, but his prose struck me as someone far more mature. Have you read anything by Zola?
I am right in the middle of Little Bee by Chris Cleave. This is another rather dark look at humanity. So far it is not blowing me away, but it is keeping me reading. The book raises some interesting questions about undocumented immigrants and refugees. I hope to get this finished either today or tomorrow, so stay tuned for a review.
Before the end of the month, I hope to read one more book…and it will most likely be Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann which I am reading for a Yahoo book club AND for TLC Book tours. Watch for my review of this book on May 28th.
What are YOU doing today? Whatever it is, I hope it involves a great book!