I have two books to nominate for the International Fiction Book Club:
The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz and After the Quake by Haruki Murakami. I didn't finish reading Street, because the library copy was nasty; I read a couple of chapters and thought it was enough for me to want to buy and read a clean copy. Plus Book Girl's review also convinced me that this book is not one to be missed.
Both of these books deal with the interior worlds of the characters. One book is set in a small town and the other in large cities, but the people don't interact with others too much.
I never have enough books read by Nomination Night, but now I am ahead of the game.
Some knitting group ladies want to socialize at other times besides on Wednesdays. I need new friends, so this is a great opportunity to see plays and other cultural stuff.
I am making progress in my planning of my trip to Scotland and England. I have narrowed down the places that I really want to see on this trip. It is impossible to see everything and I am not fretting about that anymore.I am getting a free issue of World Literature Today! If you are not in the US, special arrangements can be made for international shipping.
I found some year old copies while I was cleaning out some stuff this weekend. They were raving about Orhan Pamuk, author of Snow, way before he won the Nobel Prize and before he got better known in the U.S. So, it seems that they find the outstanding modern authors before the mainstream press does!
I haven't been able to find any recent copies in the bookstores, so I have no recourse but to subscribe.
I finally cleaned my silver jewelry. I got a dip and clean solution (no rubbing) but I was never home for a long enough time to do my pieces all at once. I was able to find some items that I don't want now. So, I have to find a place or website to sell them now. Or, should I save them and give them as Christmas presents? Mmm