Yesterday a bubble envelop came to my doorstep… guess what, a book! And no other than Josipovici’s In a Hotel Garden, courtesy of one good virtual friend. Josipovici is virtually unknown here in France, not stocked by bookshops, even big online ones! Even trickier, there seems to be an Albert Josipovici, and a Jean Josipovici, but no Gabriel! As everyone in the little book blog world has been so enthusiastic about his novels, I felt I was missing something. Here’s my chance to catch up on it.
Also, as I have had very limited time for internet and books in March, I’m in the mood for a lot of posts and a lot of new books, but let’s be realistic: I’m already reading 3+1 books concurrently, and more would be a stretch.
– On my night stand: Ethan Canin’s Carry Me Across Water (after the great Palace Thief) with a complex main character
– Under the bed, as a comfort read when I’m too tired for Canin’s narrative: Fred Vargas’ Three Evangelists. Vargas is my secret addiction. Now the whole blog world out there knows it. Shh…
– In my handbag for my commute: The Prime of Miss Brodie by Muriel Spark. This is a complete discovery on my side, the first Muriel Spark’s I try, and I’m really enjoying it.
– From the library, and soon due back: Henry James complete collection of short stories. You can well imagine that I shan’t read that hefty book from cover to cover in one go, but I plan to pick one or two stories, and borrow it again later.
Have a nice weekend!