Well, I never did get to the beach last weekend. I totally forgot that my daughter had my car so I just stayed home and watched TV and read for a bit. It was 105 degrees so those activities suited me just fine. I finished Beartown. I didn’t love it. I know that is an unpopular opinion but I really expected to love it. My review is here.
I wasn’t planning to read Irving’s new one until closer to its release date but how can you not read Irving when you have a review copy staring you in the face? It’s nearly 1000 pages so I am really looking forward to it. It’s been so long since I’ve read a chunkster. Click on the cover above to read more about the book.
I’ve been pretty busy and somewhat productive but I am in a weird mood. I get antsy if I sit still for too long but staring out into space is oddly comforting right now too. I try to balance the two! Work, work, work, stare off into space. Ha ha.
Tonight my book club was supposed to meet to discuss Crying in H Mart. However, a scheduling conflict came up so it looks like this meeting will happen, possibly, in September instead. I bought snacks from H Mart this past Saturday but I can always eat them myself. Ha!
There are so many awesome books coming out this fall. Which one do you have your eyes on?
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I just finished The It Girl and liked it. As to the fall, I’m looking forward to the new Cormoran Strike book and also Ann Cleeves’ new Vera book. Plus a bunch more. Always anticipating….ha!
I have The IT Girl too. I was going to read that one next but the Irving book is just too tempting.
I have to get the new Irving (one of my faves) – can’t wait to find out what you thought of it. As for upcoming releases later this year…King’s new one, Murakami’s new one, Patti Smith’s new one, and the latest in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series – those are just a few that I am really looking forward to 🙂
Of course, King and Murakami! It’s going to be such a good fall.
King’s new one for sure! What else….poetry: We Are Mermaids by Stephanie Burt and Cotton Candy: Poems Dipped Out of the Air by Ted Kooser
I’m excited about the Last Chairlift, the new Stephen King book (Sept) and the new Barbara Kingsolver as well. I just ordered The World According To Garp – can’t believe I never read it. Hope the ease into in person work goes well.
Diane not Duane – 🙂
I haven’t read a John Irving novel in decades. I loved a number of them (except Owen Meany, which I couldn’t get through). 1,000 pages seems like an awful lot but I look forward to hearing what you think of it.
Excited to hear about a new John Irving… but 1000 pages!!?? Haven’t read a book that long in a couple of years.
I know. 1000 pages is a brick. I love a good chunkster. I just get irritated when it can be edited down and isn’t. So far, so good though.
1,000 pages! But a ski novel set in Aspen could be good. I wasn’t a fan of Beartown either.
The Irving book is starting off strong.
A thousand pages, wow!! Do you have a physical copy? I seem to do better with chunksters if I read the ebook. Hope you enjoy it!
Like you, I do better with ebook chunksters but I miss toting around that brick and having people ask me about it. This is an ebook.