The Sunday Salon

In our building we have a small community room with a TV, couches, and tables for parties.  It’s also a small library.  People take and leave books all the time so it always has an interesting assortment.

After pruning my shelves and parceling out what would go to family and friends, I still had several books left so off they went to the little library downstairs.  Since I left about 12 books, I thought borrowing three was a good trade off.

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran

I started After Dark yesterday and will probably finish it this morning.  It’s so absolutely fantastic.  Set in Tokyo between midnight and dawn, it follows different encounters taking place across the city.  After struggling through Austen’s Mansfield Park this week, it’s exactly what I needed.  The Devil in the White City has been on my list for a while and while I’m not a mystery person, I’ve been seeing Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead everywhere so I guess I’m meant to read it.

Link love:

Can’t get enough Harry Potter?  How about PottedPotter?  Of course, it only applies if you live in the UK.

Books with a missing letter.  This provided me with several minutes of entertainment the other day.  OK, probably more than that but I don’t care to admit how long I spent reading this.

Unconventional bookstores that I want to go to.

Now, back to my reading.  Happy Sunday.

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