I really didn’t get all the reading done this week that I really wanted to. I don’t know why I say this as often as I do because I’m sure that’s the case with almost all of us? But I’m diligently working on a few other books so I guess it’s all good.
I did get Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers finished. It was a great book and now I’m really excited to read Mary Roach’s other stuff (I know of two others that exist). I’ve also got a good chunk of Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes finished. I really hope to get that one done soon. Along with The Book of Negroes I got a start on The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant. Both of these are good but very different which is great.
As many of you already know I’m a fan of Canada Reads and well that starts TODAY! I’m extremely excited about the week ahead. I’m sure the winner of Canada Reads 2009 will be The Book of Negroes (remember I haven’t read all the books) but it’s got so many awards, justifiably so, but I think it would be great for Canadians and others to get acquainted with.
Yesterday I had my first book club meeting but I’m going to discuss that because I’ll be posting on that shortly, and it’ll be accompanied by a review of Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow.