So, job’s done. It was an awesome first job, with a lot of awesome people. I won’t dwell here. But, yeah, it’s done. Which means I am back to spending hours on my bed in the company of books, my Moley, and a bag of Cheetos. Which means there goes my periodic rampages through bookstores. Which means this might just be the last Book Dump post in a while. [Now, where have I heard that before?] Anyhoo, here’s the loot:
- Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlife, by David Eagleman. Have been reading a tale or two per day, taking my time with it. Definitely reminds me of Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams, but more, hm, straightforward. We’ll see how it goes.
- The Invention of Everything Else, by Samantha Hunt. I would’ve bought it for the title alone.
- The Slaves of Solitude, by Patrick Hamilton. Since they’re so rare in this country, NYRB titles are almost always auto-buy for me. And the blurb just tickles me.
- Dimanche and Other Stories, by Iréne Némirovsky. I’ve been working my way through dense and utterly lovely Suite Française for a couple of weeks now — it’s a novel to linger with. I, ravenous short fiction reader, couldn’t resist with this book.
Any thoughts? What’ve you guys been up to?
And, oh, yeah, I’ve missed all of you.