Welcome to my weekly Saturday feature here at Erin Reads, where I highlight new books that have entered my life, what I’ve been reading, and what’s happened on Erin Reads over the past week.
This week I ended up with three books I’m quite excited about. Two are from a going-out-of-business Borders and one is from the Half Price Books clearance section:
- The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins: I’m really not much of a poetry reader, but Billy Collins is the exception. I love his poetry and was thrilled to find this collection on clearance.
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: I’ve wanted to read this novel for a while now but haven’t been able to find it at Half Price Books. Now that I have a copy it’s definitely a Reading Buddies candidate; if you might be interested, let me know!
From Half Price Books:
- The Cave by Jose Saramago: I’ve still only read Death with Interruptions by Saramago, but I’m working on amassing a small collection of his works. This one’s my fourth, even though I’ll most likely be reading Blindness next!
- The House on Salt Hay Road by Carin Clevidence: Zoe’s review on In the Next Room made this one sound really interesting. Onto the list it goes!
Read This Week
I started two new books this week, both of which I’m liking so far. For my Classics Reclamation Project, I’m reading I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith; on my Sony Reader, I’m working on The Sea and the Silence by Peter Cunningham.
On audio, I’ve been listening to Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts whenever I have time. I’m down to just 6 of 35 discs to go, and I really want to finish it by the end of the month. It’s quite good, but I’m ready for a change!
Erin Reads Recap
- On Tuesday I reviewed The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark, which will be released early next month.
- Wednesday’s Classics Reclamation Project post looked at my initial impression of I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians (who knew??).
- Next up, I shared my thoughts on the second and final part of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, which I found both fascinating and a bit repulsive.
- Finally, yesterday, I posted the Reading Buddies wrap-up for The Appointment by Herta Müller.
How was your reading week? Do tell!