Friday, November 09, 2007

Sunday salon - in anticipation

The weekend is almost here and I am looking forward to Sunday Salon already. I have a few books lined up...
A good mixture of poetry, thrillers, popular and literary fiction and non-fiction but I doubt I shall get through them all.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Debra Hamel said...

That's a lot of books! I'm not sure what I'll be reading, though I'll probably just continue on in the book I started a couple hours ago....

Sat Nov 10, 01:04:00 am  
Anonymous Clare said...

Yes, just some of my TBR pile. I think I may well read one of these, but this morning woke thinking I must learn more about the technigue of writing fiction and so started to read yet another book: 'The Art of Fiction' by John Gardner. It is a classic, I believe, and have dipped in before but today think I may well read it from cover to cover.

Sat Nov 10, 08:07:00 am  
Anonymous Hsien Lei said...

I'm starting to feel inadequate! How many books do you go through a month on average? I'm good if I do two.

Sat Nov 10, 09:07:00 am  
Anonymous Clare said...

Hsien Lei- I fear I am giving a false impression. I shall not get through all those books - I shall be lucky if I get through just one or two. I am a very slow reader. However, this Gardner is very good, quite easy to read really, and very interesting - and if other things (like housework) do not get in the way too much I think I shall make some progress.

Sat Nov 10, 09:46:00 am  
Anonymous Ann Darnton said...

I haven' read 'The Art of Fiction', I must look it out. Can I put a plea in for Sophie Hannah's 'Hurting Distance' which I read at one sitting when it first came out. I enjoyed the first one in the series, 'Little Face', but I think this is far better.

Sat Nov 10, 01:44:00 pm  
Anonymous Maxine said...

I've reviewed both Sophie Hannah books on Petrona -- they are very compulsive reads. Cathy has read Hester's Story as well as several others by Adele Geras and is very keen on them.

Sat Nov 10, 08:04:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare said...

Maxine - it was your review that made me pick up this book because I thought it sounded good. I was also intrigued because of the way she described how she'd come by the plot - by working backwards.

Ann: I recommend this Art of Fiction - I find it quite inspiring...and you've convinced me - 'Hurting Distance' is next!

Sat Nov 10, 09:50:00 pm  
Blogger Amber said...

Hum, am I the only one who finds "The Seven Tales of Sex And Death" intriguing? Surly not.

Happy reading!

Sun Nov 11, 09:54:00 am  
Anonymous Clare said...

Thanks, Amber - happy reading to you too!.

Yes, Tales of Sex and Death intrigues me too. Patricia Duncker is an inspiring writer - I read her 'Hallucinating Foucault' recently and it reminded me about what I love most in life - finding out, learning, reading and above all - writing.

Sun Nov 11, 10:26:00 am  

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