Editor’s Note: Since the Emmys were this past weekend, and only a handful of shows debuted last night, I’m gonna skip Tuesday TV Talk this week and have this as the afternoon post.
We had some brief mentions of books we were reading in How Was Your Weekend, but it’s been a while since we had a dedicated post, so I thought I’d put one up.
Especially since this evening, I’ll be attending a “Secret Book Club” with the group I volunteered with this summer. Instead of a normal books club where you all get together and drink wine and try to get your acquaintences to intelligently discuss a shared book you all read while they just get more and more sloshed and talk about their husbands, in a Secret Book Club, everyone just brings the book they’re readying to a secret location and reads quietly together for an hour. This group is nominally for children, so I’m bringing three books with me, and I’ll chose what to read while I’m there, depending on the vibe.
- Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson
- A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
- The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
I would also be interested in dicussing Commonwealth by Ann Patchett with anyone who wants to discuss it, because I finished it last week and adored it.
So what are you turds reading?