Sunday, May 5, 2019

Catching Up . . . Well, Trying To

Okay, I've just realized that I didn't post this, as intended, before we left for Europe last month. . . not only didn't post it, but didn't write any accompanying text, just uploaded these photos of my written book journal.

And since it's now almost a month later, and I'm now on the 25th entry in this same journal, I can't even take time to apologize for my tardiness, never mind transcribe any of the entries. All I can do for now is list the books

10. Térèse Marie Mailhot, Heart Berries: A Memoir
11. Jackie Kae Ellis, The Measure of My Powers: A Memoir of Food, Misery, and Paris
12. Helen Atlee, The Land Where Lemons Grow
13. Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia (read to my granddaughter)
14. Helene Hanff, 84 Charing Cross Road (read to my husband)
15. N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate
16. Guillaume Musso, Demain
17. Glynnis MacNicol, No One Tells You This
18. Vivian Gornick, The Odd Woman
19. Donna Leon, The Golden Egg

and if you have specific questions, I'll happily answer those. I'll also be happy to transcribe any of my handwritten text that you are interested in and can't figure out on your own. Let me know in the comments. Thank you.

And I will try my best to get the next post up this month. . . Meanwhile, I do try to share titles as I go, over on my Instagram Books account. . . 


Anonymous said...

As long as you are enjoying your reading and letting us know at your Instagram-it is fine
There are a couple of books I want to read from your list,and especially,Summertime,All the Cats are bored. I'm looking for a new mystery series/author,have tried a couple of new ones,but they were only a flirt,not a love....
I'll recommend again Alina Bronsky's Baba Dunja's Last Love-it is a book about people who have returned to Chernobyl after the nuclear catastrophe (it seems it is quite a popular topic these days)-but it is emotional story and a new,excellent Russian-born German author
I've neglected for a while slavic literature I've loved too,so I've finished Tereza Bouckova's The Year of Rooster-she's Czech author,daughter ov Pavel Kohout and
the book is biographic about her husband's and her adopting
two Gipsy boys. Unfortunately,so far it is only translated to German (and a couple of other languages,but not english)
Following many discussions about invisibility, I've read excellent book by Croatian author Slavenka Drakulic -Invisible Woman (there is english translation,too)
And,at last,I've promissed here to write about second (or,the first ) Croatian author Miro Gavran. I've e-mailed to Sue High Heels... about him as well. He is well known drama author (he even has his own drama festival "Gavranfest" in Slovakia and his own theatre in Zagreb),but he writes novels,too. I've read his A Few Birds and One Sky and comming-of-age novel How We Broke Our Legs recently. He writes in a simple way but (especially for us) there are a lot of things to understand about part of our history. He has received " Dr Alois Mock Europapreis " Award in 2017.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your reading posts and come away with new titles to search for, both from you and your readers. I recently treated myself to Kate Atkinson's "Transcription," and although I enjoyed it as I enjoy all her writing, I didn't find it quite as unique as "Life after Life" or "A God in Ruins." I also finally got around to reading "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine." Haven't found a new mystery series in ages but there are still lots of Donna Leon I haven't read!
Frances in Sidney

materfamilias said...

Oh, this is a great list, although too bad about the one I can't get in English. I've got several books by Slavenka Drakulic on request at the library for when I get back and some by Daša Drndič. Now I will have to see if I can request ones by Miro Gavran. Thank you!

materfamilias said...

I can see what you mean about Atkinson's Transcription, although I found it so satisfying/interesting for what she did with tone and point-of-view in relation to the content. She's so skilful! I haven't read Eleanor Oliphant yet and don't know if I ever will -- the lists are so long, aren't they?
I've still got a few years of Donna Leon ahead as well -- and I'm still enjoying each one!