Vacation Post

I apologize for the lapse in posting – I am on vacation. I have been in NY for Passover this past weekend and today, and tomorrow I leave for Florida for a few days. I am hoping for a few mellow days in the sun, some time with my family, and some time to read!

I would like to finish (finally!) You Couldn't Forget Me If You Tried, Susannah Gora's excellent book about the teen movies of the 80s (I am in the "Some Kind Of Wonderful" chapter). I also brought Penelope Lively's latest novel, Family Album, which I picked up at a used book sale last weekend. I've had my eye on it for a while, and am about a chapter in. So far, so good. Lively is one of those writers I keep wanting to read, and keep buying, but just haven't gotten to yet. I am also hoping to finish my fourth book for Booking Mama's Shelf Discovery Book Challenge (I brought Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself, by Judy Blume). And if I read ALL of those, I ALSO brought Lori Lansens' The Girls, another book that keeps dropping down the TBR list. I loved her writing in The Wife's Tale, so I am really looking forward to this one too.

So that's the reading plan.

A few other things to add:

Check out this article about Lionel Shriver in last Friday's Washington Post. She touches on a lot of the same topics as during her reading at Politics & Prose.


Has anyone read The Ask, by Sam Lipsyte, yet? Is it as good as everyone says?


  • March 30, 2010 - 7:44 am | Permalink

    I hope you have a lovely vacation!

  • Kiki
    March 31, 2010 - 9:01 am | Permalink

    Loved The Girls.

  • March 31, 2010 - 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like you have a plan. Happy reading. And have some great fun in the sun.

  • March 31, 2010 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Have fun reading and on vacation! Can’t wait to get your book reports.

  • April 24, 2010 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m getting ready to read The Ask right now. I have no idea what to expect!

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