On This Chilly Thursday Morning: NYTBR 16 December 2007

Today’s horoscope says: “This is not a good day to throw your money around.”

Self’s first words to hubby this morning, delivered as he is brushing his teeth, are: Benazir Bhutto was assassinated yesterday. (And, self has been listening to the Today show for 10 minutes now, and there’s still no information on the assassination, news of which self picked up on the internet)

Self must have been knocked out, for she slept for eight and a half hours straight, a record. Neck aches exceedingly (therefore it must be cold), and the dogs are milling about, waiting impatiently to be fed (as self usually feeds them the minute she gets up).

Self still groggy, but here are the books self is interested in reading after perusing the (rather thin) issue of the 16 December 2007 New York Times Book Review :

(1) After reading Siddhartha Deb’s review of Nadine Gordimer’s new short story collection, Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black :

These previous books by Gordimer:

    The Conservationist
    Burger’s Daughter
    July’s People
    Why Haven’t You Written? Selected Stories, 1950 – 1972

(2) After reading Jennifer Gilmore’s review of Esther Freud’s new novel, Love Falls :

    Esther Freud’s Love Falls
    Esther Freud’s first novel, Hideous Kinky

(3) After reading Mark Kamine’s review of Madison Smartt Bell’s homage to Baltimore, Charm City: A Walk Through Baltimore :

Madison Smartt Bell’s Charm City: A Walk Through Baltimore

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