Book Chat Talk Thing

Since I’ll probably be occupied elsewhere for the weekend, and because I like to do one of these things occasionally (particularly in the summer which is beach reading season in our neck of the … beach) please  feel free to share what you are currently reading or anything thing that you would like to recommend in the comments.

To start it off, we here at stately TBogg Manor are all multi-tasking our reading duties at the moment.

I just started Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward and I am slowly  (because it is most definitely not light-hearted beach reading)  going through Kai Bird & Martin Sherwin’s excellent American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer in the evenings.  Next in line  for me is Madison Smartt Bell’s Toussaint L’Overture trilogy: All Souls Rising/Master Of The Crossroads/The Stone that the Builder RefusedI don’t like to go back and re-read books but I found a copy of Robert Stone’s A Hall Of Mirrors upstairs today and I may sneak it in because, 45 years later, we seem to be living it.  A recent read that I can recommend would be So Much Pretty which I found stunning despite a few glaring improbabilities.

mrs TBogg is bouncing back and forth between Wolf Hall and Richard Powers’ The Time Of Our Singing. She just finished, on the L&T’s recommendation, Lev Grossman’s The Magicians and The Magician King or as they are collectively known: Harry Potter Says Motherfucker. She did have high praise for Swamplandia.

…and the L&T Casey, when she is not re-watching  every episode of Buffy on NetFlix (despite the fact that she has every episode on DVD) for like the seventy-billionth time,  is reading Moneyball and Boneshaker as befits her age and frame of mind before heading off to, in the words of TS Garp, ‘gradual school.’

Remember sharing is caring as long as you are not reading 50 Shades of Poorly Written Housewife Bondage Fantasies in which case, we really don’t want to know. I mean seriously, TMI….

Also. Too. We promise to be Olympics free for the duration because … I am not a fan.



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