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On the Nightstand….

What’s up next? Ah, angst.securedownload-1
That on deck circle is always
way, way too large for a busy life.

You asked what is coming up and here is, literally, the night stand.

Olive Kitteredge, by Elizabeth Strout and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner.

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantell and the this year’s Man Booker Prize winner.
(Catch up, people, if you haven’t seen the October announcement)

I want to dispel that BookSnob only means prize winners. Yes, I gravitate to many of them, but overall, the last few years of the Booker Prize has been a big disappointment. (White Tiger, admittedly, did rock.)

I am sooooooo hoping that Wolf Hall returns to the trend of wonderful, meaty, inspirational decidedly Booker fiction like Life of Pi, God of Small Things, Amsterdam. I got you covered here on the headlines.

Until then, what are you or your book groups reading *right now*??????
What’s on your nightstand?

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Amazon Best Books 2009: So Far….

Thought you would be interested in this…..

Amazon has put out a mid year list of great books–so you may just find something for your summer vacation.
Interesting that I haven’t heard, read or seen any of the following—except the Lost City of Z–one of Peter’s birthday presents I may just covet 

Great Books for 2009 So Far