Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I haven't felt much like reading this summer. That's a good thing and a bad thing. I have the time just not the inclination.
When I was in Canada earlier this summer I stopped by my Callan Books in Stratford, which has become a bad habit. The owner often recommends Canadian or other authors I have not encountered. The most successful find was Donna Leon a couple of years ago. (And no she's not a Canadian author.)
This year I picked up Paulette Jiles's Stormy Weather since I loved her use of language and imagery and historical details in Enemy Women, which is set during the Civil War.
But I still can't get excited . . . or started.