I am reading “Love in the Age of Indifference” and “One day” now. It’s been a proud moment these past few weeks, as I resolve to handle only 2 books at a time and have stuck to it. It saves me the pressure of going frantic over the library due date if I were to loan like 8 to 10 at a time.
And then my resolve faced a meltdown when I walked into the Library today. I was planning to do some studying in the library and preparing for my certification exam next Tuesday, only to be seduced by the feature week of “Translated Fiction” and other books. Soon these are the books that I ended up bringing home:
My choice for Man from Beijing is because of Bernadette’s recent post. I was dying to read Ogawa’s work, after her The Housekeeper and the Professor, so much good things said about Sarah Waters work, that I don’t mind getting myself spook with her recent offering. A few pick from the translated fiction, from Algerian / French, Italian authors, and De Assis, a Brazillian read which would settle my search for Latin American section of Global Reading Challenge. (I’m coming to Australiasia soon Bernadette, don’t worry, I’m going there by this year!)
Also my co-worker had kindly loan me this book on the left:
I was looking for an author with a last name Z, so I have decided that Zafion’s book is a good one to complete the A to Z list.
Last Monday, I am infatuated with the list of 10 books recommended by the TV Book Club, Channel 4 UK. I didn’t have great experience with Richard & Judy’s club pick, but this year it might be different, or it might just be the hype of it that made me think differently, but we shall see. There were so many good books. I like to read about Cutting for Stone set in Ethopia, Black Land a chilling crime thriller with no detective involved but a 8 year old boy, and many more salivating books settings of the 10 books selected.
Also recently Vulpe Lipris’ Anne Brooke recommended Linwood Barclay’s Too Close to Home, and I’m sold on this. I have read his first book No Time for Goodbye and like it very much and thought maybe I should sign up for some Crime Fiction thriller reading challenge or something, I seems to accumulate some crime fiction read in my pile. So can anyone kindly point me to one good reading challenge that I can handle? I’ll probably read Peter Temple for Global Reading Challenge too.
Oh no, I am piling long list of books on my immediate To-be-read pile again, this is more than I can handle now…. Sigh, when will I ever learnt?