Hot, Hot, Hot and NYTBR 20 May 2007

Sorry to disappoint you, loyal blog readers, but this is not a post about Lady Chatterley’s Lover or Knocked Up.

This is going to be a post about weather. About this deliciously hot day. How it’s going to be the last hot day for at least a week, according to droning weatherman on KTVU this morning. How I have enjoyed wandering around the backyard, digging and tilling and weeding, it is such a good break from computer-time spent corresponding with UCLA Extension writing students.

Strange, when gardening self never seems to feel any hunger pangs, whereas when grading, after a few papers self’s fingers begin involuntarily searching for the Ritz crackers.

Well, think self has gotten pretty much caught up on New York Times Book Reviews, as the only one in “to-do” pile today is this one, from March. 20.

Without further ado: Books I Am Interested in Reading (After Perusing Mar. 20, 2007 Issue of The New York Times Book Review)

(1) After reading Brent Staples‘ review of Arnold Rampersad‘s Ralph Ellison: A Biography:

Arnold Rampersad’s Ralph Ellison: A Biography

(2) After reading Marilyn Stasio’s column on “Crime Writing”:

a first novel by Tana French, In the Woods
a new novel from Swedish writer Kjell Eriksson, The Cruel Stars of the Night
another of Donna Leon’s “Venetian procedurals”, Suffer The Little Children

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