Sunday, July 28, 2019
Sunday Salon (special Women In Translation Month edition)
I haven't done a Sunday Salon post in a while, but there I was thinking about what I might read in August for WIT (Women in Translation) Month hosted by Meytal at Biblibio. (You do know about #WITMonth, don't you?) So I heaped up a pile o' books and what better excuse is there for a post than that?.... 😉
Marguerite Yourcenar/Memoirs of Hadrian
Dorthe Nors/Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
Anne Hébert/Am I disturbing you?
Vicki Blum/Grand Hotel
And somewhere I have an unread Amélie Nothombe, which I couldn't find for the picture, but was sort of saving for WIT month. I'm unlikely to read them all, alas. Any experience with them? Which sound best to you?
Earlier This Week
In the Internet-free zone,
I knocked off two thick modernist tomes from my Classics Club list: Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano, and Hermann Broch's The Death of Virgil. Post on the Broch coming soon.
They were both on my #20BooksOfSummer list, but while I'm on track to read 20 books over the summer, what I've read is increasingly diverging from that prospective list. Whoops!
Where I Am
Well, I'm finding it plenty warm here, but I certainly don't want to complain, especially given what's happening elsewhere. And there are certainly charms to Toronto in the summer. With friends we took a road trip to the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada:
And it allows backyard locavore dining:
The beans and the swiss chard (in the quiche) come from our garden.
How are things with you?