Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Salon

The Sunday

Going to be a quick one. I went with my mother yesterday to visit with her old college roommate who is recovering from foot surgery and needed a bit of help around the house. We left today shortly after lunch. With the number of antique shops along the way, however, the two-hour car drive was extended to four hours, so I didn't get in until about an hour ago.

Anyway, right now I'm reading Beirut 39: New Writing from the Arab World, edited by Samuel Shimon with a foreword by Hanan al-Shaykh. Will begin Kenzaburo Oe's Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! next, followed by the behemoth that is Karen Tei Yamashita's I Hotel. Wish me luck!

And now for your weekly link round-up:

Amazon, An Author, and a "Bad" Review

Farm Dog versus Wile E. Coyote

Gratuitous Slave Imagery, Hobbit-Troll-Vampires & Team Jesus: Roundtable for True Blood S03E05 *

The Holders Series **

* I disagree on some points but it's a very thought-provoking article.
** I'm not sure if this is really creepy or really stupid.


Anonymous said...

I really want to read Beirut 39. I hope you´re enjoying it.

E. L. Fay said...

I LOVE it so far.

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